Supreme Court Affirms Right of Religious Organisations to Foster Bigotry by Andrea at This Ain't Livin'
For SCOTUS to uphold the right of a religious organization to fire someone merely because they have a disability, not because they performed their duties poorly but merely because the non-disabled employers were uncomfortable and scared about that person’s disability is shameful and appalling. Confirming the right of religious organizations to discriminate on grounds that have nothing to do with religion is morally reprehensible. Even more repulsively, every major religion in the US, every major Christian denomination (and quite a few minor) filed amicus briefs in favor of their right to discriminate. Only one Sikh organization filed an amicus brief, along with a stellar line-up of civil rights organizations, humanists, and atheists, arguing that religious organizations do not need a legal right to discriminate against people.
Meanwhile, religious organizations including churches will continue to discriminate. They will continue to refuse to make their houses of worship accessible, and now they can easily refuse to even consider hiring someone who is disabled, and if an employee becomes disabled, they may claim that person is a minister and terminate their employment to avoid paying health insurance or disability insurance costs.