Extraordinary: US government argues against religious hiring protections
The U.S. government argued before a panel of six Catholic and three Jewish Supreme Court justices that religious institutions should be treated like any other institution in matters of hiring, shocking the justices in an already blockbuster religious freedom case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
â€śThis is extraordinaryâ€”extraordinary,â€ť Justice Antonin Scalia said to the governmentâ€™s lawyer during oral arguments Wednesday. â€śThereâ€™s nothing explicitly in the Constitution that prevents the government from mucking around in a labor organization. But there in black and white in the Constitution are special protections for religion.â€ť...
â€śThey want to drive out the notion that religion is distinct in any wayâ€”they want religion to be treated like any other cause. The justices were totally rejecting that.â€ť
Sounds like the government lawyers were arguing for all churches regardless of denomination or doctrine to fall under the same position as secular organisations according to the hiring laws.
I guess the legal position of the Democrat teams under Obama's reign have become so Liberal, that church is viewed as one organisation under political administration, and therefore the god of government can pick the preachers, to ensure you get the right message.
Ah, it looks like many commentators on SA, may find something nice to say about the Supreme Court -- I can even find something nice to say about the Supreme Court. It appears both liberal and conservative Justices rejected the Government's arguments.