Thomas, only the second Black Supreme Court justice, delivered the Tocqueville Lecture at the invitation of the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.
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Justice Thomas and Justice Alito added that the Obergefell ruling “enables courts and governments” to label believers in traditional marriage “as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”
COMMENTARY: His story provides an important lesson on the virtues of humility and fortitude, which seem to be in short supply in Washington these days.
The two cases focused on the “ministerial exception,” which protects the right of churches and religious ministries to select and terminate ministers without government interference.
COMMENTARY: For faithful Christians, Jews and Muslims, the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges leaves more questions than answers.