The Editorial Board of Massachusetts’ leading legal news resource, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, has urged the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to rule that a professor is not a “minister” and may therefore pursue her claims for retaliation and breach of contract against her employer, Gordon College.
As the Editorial Board explained:
“The ministerial exception is intended to safeguard religious groups’ freedom to select their own ministers and to prevent government interference in ecclesiastical decisions. It is not intended to give institution of higher learning or health care providers with religious affiliations carte blanche to violate anti-discrimination and other employment laws.”
You can read the full piece here.