‘Indiana Supreme Court Just Protected all Religious Institutions to Be Free from Government Interference’
(Worthy News) – In 2017, Joshua Payne-Elliott, who taught at Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, entered a same-sex union in violation of both his employment agreement and Catholic teaching. After an extensive period of dialogue between the high school and the archdiocese, it was made clear to Cathedral that it needed to require teachers to uphold Church teaching to remain affiliated with the Catholic Church.
After the school terminated Payne-Elliott and provided him with a settlement, he sued the archdiocese. His lawsuit claimed the archdiocese illegally interfered with his contractual and employment relationship with Cathedral High School by causing the school to fire him.
Attorneys with Becket, a religious liberty law firm that represented the archdiocese in Payne-Elliott v. Archdiocese of Indianapolis, said the court’s decision upheld the rights of religious institutions to determine their values. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]