Podcast #142 – Jessica Ahlquist victorious in Rhode Island

We look at the aftermath of highschooler Jessica Ahlquist’s First Amendment victory in Rhode Island. After winning a lawsuit to have a prayer banner removed from a public high school, Ms. Ahlquist has received threats and harassment–even local florists refuse to deliver flowers to her house!

The Supreme Court has supported the concept of “ministerial exception,” ruling that religious organizations may hire or fire “ministers” for any reason, even if the reason would otherwise violate laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Consider it fair warning that if you accept a job with a religious organizations, you could be checking your civil rights at the door.

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