Of course, religious freedom is a constitutionally protected right and the right
of any individual to join a group no matter the consistency of their belief
system and actions to the groups standards is not. How the Supreme Court made
such a poor decision is just another example of how much influence current
trends have on such decisions. Basically, the court protected a
constitutionally unprotected right over a constitutionally protected one.
Amazing what a good lawyers argument can do. Under this ruling how can any
group have a standard for participation, lets say the level of one grades and
not be accused of discriminating againstthose not attaining the standard.
Of course, the court would find such discrimination all right, but because the
standard is based on a religious standard it can not be used.
Many gays are Christians.Why shouldn't they be allowed to
participate in Christian groups?Bigotry is bigotry. I don't believe
that your Christ would condone it.
Discrimination has no place where higher learning is the goal.