We discussed the case of Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC a few times last year. This was a case deciding whether a church could fire a religious employee on religious grounds. It was a messy case for a number of reasons but the most surprising and appalling thing about it was the approach that Obama's Justice Department took.
As our Adam Freedman wrote:
The legal issue is the scope of the so-called “ministerial exception,” which is a long-standing doctrine that exempts religious organizations from employment-discrimination laws, at least with respect to "ministerial employees." There was some thought that the administration would argue that the exception should not apply in this case because the teacher wasn't "ministerial" (she also taught secular subjects). But no, the Obama DOJ is arguing that the "ministerial exception" shouldn’t exist at all.
This approach posed a huge threat to religious freedom. So I'm happy to note that the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of religious freedom. That's a nice loss for the Obama administration, one we can all be pleased with regardless of our particular political and religious views.