A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
“We believe that God’s welcome is for everyone — no questions asked.”
The Thomas More Law Center sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations in 2012, saying its Michigan director violated free speech rights.
“This ain’t your grandma’s church,” says Pastor Mike Bartee.
The court said the “doctrine of avoidable consequences” applies in the case of Gwendolyn Rozier of Oak Park, who died in 2007 after complications from a transplant.
“Our goal now is to infiltrate and saturate our communities with this commandment.”
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Archdiocese of Detroit is asking local Catholics about parish life and issues facing the church.
Cornerstone University calls itself a “religious higher education institution ” and believes it should be exempt.
Researchers will interview 3,000 American adults as part of an $8 million study of how religion and health are related.
Signs along several Michigan freeways say “Millions of Americans are living happily without religion.”