COMMENTARY: ‘Hard cases make bad law,’ the saying goes. Sometimes, however, they make good law — and this is one of those instances.
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A federal district court in Indiana ruled that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and its Roncalli Catholic High School have the First Amendment right to uphold moral standards — not only for religion teachers, but also for counselors and others who aid in the Christian formation of students.
On Tuesday, the court ruled that a former teacher qualified as a minister of religion in her role as co-director of guidance at a local Catholic high school. Federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination includes an exception for ministers of religion.
COMMENTARY: A decision in the Sandra Pavez case in Chile will have broad implications for the protection of religious liberty globally.
Guidance issued by the agency also calls on the department to “respect the full scope of legal religious exemptions, including the ministerial exception.”