Casualties of Religious Overreach
This June, yet another potentially far-reaching ruling on religious freedom will be handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court. In the case of Fulton v. Philadelphia, a Catholic foster agency is arguing for the right to deny same-sex and unmarried couples the chance to adopt children. The case is an escalation of the question of whether businesses should have the right to “conscience exemptions.” The ramifications of a sweeping ruling could devastate many protected classes of people throughout the United States. The consequential nature of the Fulton case provides the impetus for the theme of this issue.