Last week, the Catholic League highlighted an interesting article written by William McGurn in the Wall Street Journal. McGurn defends religious freedom in his article. Here is an excerpt:
The latest example is a case called Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which the Supreme Court has just agreed to hear. It stems out of a dispute involving a teacher who was replaced at a very small school when she became ill and absent from work. When the teacher threatened to take her complaint to the EEOC, she was sacked.
School leaders say that taking disputes outside the community violates church teaching. Their argument didn’t fly at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Now the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a sort of American Civil Liberties Union for people of faith, has taken up the cause.
You can read the whole article on the here.
I also found another insightful piece about this topic in Our Sunday Visitor. There is an editorial that highlights some examples of the violation of religious rights. Here is an excerpt:
In a statement, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, pointed out that under that rule, “our institutions would be free to act in accord with Catholic teaching on life and procreation only if they were to stop hiring and serving non-Catholics.”
“Could the federal government possibly intend to pressure Catholic institutions to cease providing health care, education and charitable services to the general public?” he asked. “Health care reform should expand access to basic health care for all, not undermine that goal.”
You can read the whole article here.