(reposted from a January post at my other blog)
In a huge ruling today, the Supremes agreed that religious schools may hire and fire ministers of the gospel without being subject to court review of their decisions.
Specifically, a terminated employee who is in a ‘minister’ role can not sue such an employer for discrimination.
UPDATE: After reading a few articles, it looks like this was a much more serious case than I thought. By the time the SCOTUS looked at the case, it may have developed into a general attack on all churches who have any pastors.
You will be hearing a lot more about this case. I am guessing there will be a substantial ripple effect on other cases working through the appeal process.