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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:45 PM

Supreme Court strengthens religious protection from discrimination lawsuits

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened legal protections that shield religious institutions from job discrimination lawsuits.

It was the court's second ruling this term intended to expand religious freedom. In a previous 5-4 ruling along traditional ideological lines, the justices said states cannot exclude religiously affiliated schools from state scholarship programs, a decision that further lowered the wall of separation between church and state.

A 2012 Supreme Court ruling protects churches, the schools they run, and other religious organizations from lawsuits brought by employees who perform a "ministerial" function. Allowing such suits, the court said then, would invite government interference in a religious institution's internal affairs.

The latest es Morrissey-Berru sued Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach for age discrimination when her contract was terminated. Kristen Biel sued St. James School in Torrance when her contract wasn't renewed after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said the school violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supreme-court-strengthens-religious-protection-from-discrimination-lawsuits/ar-BB16ucH3?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 8 OP
Ferrets are Cool Jul 8 #1
bucolic_frolic Jul 8 #2
Hestia Jul 8 #6
diva77 Jul 8 #8
former9thward Jul 8 #10
Polybius Jul 8 #3
keithbvadu2 Jul 8 #4
Hestia Jul 8 #5
rockfordfile Jul 8 #7
Progressive Jones Jul 8 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:45 PM

1. Just Fuck

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:51 PM

2. Amazing to see SC back diminishing institutions

3 generations hence religion will be a minority of Americans. Maybe 20%.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:43 PM

6. Already is - My sister sent me this link a month or so ago

https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/139575-7-startling-facts-an-up-close-look-at-church-attendance-in-america.html

If you have stepped in a church, most any church, for a wedding for funeral, the church will take the guest register and put you down as a member. You cross a threshold, you are then theirs in perpetuity. It's how they gain the system, making their numbers look much larger than actually are.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:56 PM

8. Wow! Bookmarking for later. I wonder which commandment(s) this violates?

K&R for exposure

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Response to Hestia (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:30 PM

10. Church attendance does not equal religion.

Many people are religious and do not go to church on any regular basis and maybe not at. Since you are agreeing with the percentage game what percent are atheist?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:23 PM

4. "expand religious freedom" for religions, not people.

"expand religious freedom" for religions, not people.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:37 PM

5. Okay, Pagan Schools everywhere - can't discriminate and if they are going to force our

States to go along for their religion, ours is just as valid. Deeply held beliefs and all

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Figure out another work around
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How does this help the school with the Disabilities Act? It doesn't address it all.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:57 PM

7. This SC is un-American

Separation between church and state is a foundation. Religion is a farce

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:57 PM

9. Pandering to the cults of imaginary deities. Pathetic and laughable. nt

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