Christian Ministries Win Right to Fire Workers Who Violate Beliefs


In an age where Christian-owned companies are being penalized for denying customer services that violate their morals, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) won a major victory in Federal Court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Conlon v. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship affirmed the freedom of faith-based groups to make employment decisions consistent with their beliefs.

Here’s the backstory: Alyce Conlon filed a lawsuit against IVF after she was terminated for failing to reconcile her marriage. She was put on paid leave so she could work on her marriage. In Dec. 2011, IVF fired the spiritual director because the group didn’t see the progress it hoped for. Conlon’s husband later filed for divorce.
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