There has been a series of high-profile cases decided by the Supreme Court in recent weeks.
The Court also recently announced it will take on a challenge to Mississippi’s pro-life bill banning abortion after 15 weeks.
And now the Supreme Court just granted a Philadelphia religious group a big win in this pivotal case.
Philadelphia is now Ground Zero in the ongoing debate between LGBT activists and religious freedom.
In a unanimous decision, the Court sided with a Catholic foster care facility who does not facilitate adoptions for same-sex couples because it goes against its religious views.
According to USA Today, “Catholic Social Services said its religious views keep it from screening same-sex couples as foster parents. The agency, with a long history of placing foster children, said it shouldn’t be blocked from its work because of those views. Philadelphia countered that all of its foster care agencies are required to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.”
While Catholic Social Services is simply trying to provide help to children in need while honoring its religious values, the city of Philadelphia was trying to force the facility into blatantly ignore these values in the name of “equality.”
You can read an excerpt of Chief Justice John Roberts’ statement here:
“[The Catholic agency] seeks only an accommodation that will allow it to continue serving the children of Philadelphia in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs; it does not seek to impose those beliefs on anyone else . . . The refusal of Philadelphia to contract with CSS for the provision of foster care services unless it agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents . . . violates the First Amendment.”
Many leftists are outraged that the Court’s more liberal justices sided with the conservative majority, and treated the decision as a blow to the LGBT community, even though there are plenty of other adoption agencies in Philadelphia who are willing to provide services to same-sex couples.
Luckily, this decision by the Supreme Court proves religious freedom is not a partisan issue, much to the chagrin of the radical Left.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.