Supreme Court Protects Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Child Placement Agencies in Landmark Ruling

Donnerstag, 17. Juni 2021 17:09

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a major victory for religious liberty today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 9-0 that religious organizations cannot be disqualified from serving children and families through government programs simply because of their religious beliefs. First Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case on behalf of Galen Black, a plaintiff from the landmark 1990 Supreme Court case Employment Division v. Smith. The following statement may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel at First Liberty Institute:

Punishing religious organizations for acting consistently with their sincerely held religious beliefs is wrong.  The Court ensured that religious adoption providers can continue their centuries-old work serving families and children without suffering government discrimination because they believe that the best home for a child includes a mother and father.  This is a tremendous victory for religious liberty.

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