RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SUFFERS SURPISE SETBACK IN SUPREME COURT
by Moody Adams “On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down a deeply-disturbing decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez that sets back religious freedom in this country. "This case was nothing more than the Court expressing outright hostility to a group because of its orthodox Christian beliefs” writes columnist Ken Klukowski.
The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is composed of Christian lawyers and law students. The Supreme Court denied the group on Hasting College of the Law (part of the University of California) by a 5 to 4 vote.
The CLS was holding Bible studies on campus. All people were welcomed to attend. However their organization does not allow sexually-active gays to lead the Bible studies or vote of CLS officers. This is ruled discriminatory since they do not allow anyone who wants to join.
One might ask does the school discriminate against felons or those without a college degree when hiring a faculty member.
This is just a first step in what could lead to churches having to hire an active homosexual as a staff member.