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Ministerial Exception

San Francisco Archbishop Hits Back At Lawmakers Who Challenged Morality Clauses

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

(RNS) San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has rejected criticism from state lawmakers over the use of morality clauses for Catholic schoolte...

San Francisco Catholic School Students Push Archdiocese to #TeachAcceptance

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

Catholic students in San Francisco are speaking out against their archbishop -- and they chose one of the holiest days on the church's calendar to do ...

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Getting Pushback For 'Moral Clauses'

The Associated Press | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is getting pushback from some parents, students and teachers at parochial school...

Kim Bellware

This Church Reportedly Had No Problem With Employee Being Gay -- Until He Wanted To Marry

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The former music director for an Illinois church is suing the parish for dismissing him from his position of 17 years. Colin Collette says he was ...

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

The Right to Be Wrong

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Seattle Archdiocese has a constitutional right to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First Amendment.

Cincinnati Archdiocese Appeals Award to Teacher Fired for IVF Pregnancy: Examining the 'Religious Freedom' Arguments

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

The arguments the archdiocese made in its attempt to keep the case out of court are a distressing example of the larger trend in "religious freedom" claims being made to deprive employees of the protections of the law.

Work For A Church Or Religious School? You May Have No Civil Rights

Red Room | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Red Room

The Supreme Court broadened all religious organizations' rights to discriminate... That means churches can discriminate based on race, age, sex, disability, national origin -- you name it.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Shields Church From Minister's Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees of religious organizations whose job duties reflect "a role in conveying the Church's message and carrying out its mission" ar...

Mike Sacks

When Is A Teacher Also A Minister?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dipped its toes in holy waters Wednesday morning, but only a minority of the justices appeared ready to fully immerse ...

Supreme Court To Weigh Churches' Hiring Rights

Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Oct. 5.) will hear one of most important religion cases in...