12 January 2012

A Great Day for Religious Freedom


The Supreme Court of the United States voted 9-0 yesterday to uphold religious freedom and independence in America. The details of the case are well-known through news reports. In short, the decision upheld the sovereignty of churches, particularly in the appointment and removal of ministers and teachers. The civil court system simply has no authority to interfere with ecclesiastical doctrine, discipline, polity, or sincerely held religious belief. The Supreme Court had unanimously voted to uphold that sacred principle of the United States. With all the threats to religious freedom today, this decision by the Supreme Court is a bright ray of hope.