It was a great way to start Lent. On Ash Wednesday, in an eagerly anticipated case, a federal judge in Washington State issued a ruling that strongly affirmed the centrality of the rights of conscience and religious exercise.
The court ruled that Christian pharmacists could not be required to stock and dispense medication that violated their religious beliefs. In sharp contrast to the Obama administration’s recent efforts to mandate that Catholics and other religious believers act contrary to Church teachings, the court in Washington recognized that such actions violate religious liberty. Moreover, the court examined, in detail, the troubling reasons for the state regulations and the...READ MORE