Can you imagine the government forcing a Muslim place of worship to hire Christians or Jews? Stretch your mind a bit further and visualize the government ordering a mosque to hire a man pretending to be a woman.
A Roman Catholic diocese had to go to court to protect its right to hire people who adhere to the tenets of their faith.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph fired a female employee who “married” a woman. She was director of social ministries at St. Francis Xavier Parish.
The God of the Bible calls the sin of homosexuality an abomination. You can’t force people to live by God’s word. The unrepentant among us are innumerable and living their lives according to their own authority or that of a false religion. But a religious organization may make decisions about whether to hire or fire individuals whose lifestyles directly conflict with that faith.
A court agreed. An excerpt from Christian Headlines:
“Churches should have the right to hire and fire people based on how consistently they live out their religious beliefs. If an employee is undermining or publicly opposing the church’s teaching, the church is within its constitutional rights to terminate employment,” said Jeremiah Galus, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom.Simon, however, has filed a lawsuit and said the diocese knew she was a lesbian before she was hired in 2013. She said that the diocese misled her into believing that her sexual orientation would not be an issue.However, a brief from the ADF showed that Simon knew that her sexual orientation could affect her job.