We’re grateful to be part of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), an international trade association of over 1,400 Christian groups (TV, radio, websites, newspapers, digital, etc.). The NRB recently wrote a short article about the huge Ark Encounter lawsuit victory that I encourage you to read. The NRB understands what an important case this was for religious freedom across America.
As you read the article, also note the importance of this case in regard to another aspect of religious freedom—the right for a Christian organization to hire Christians to work for them (just as an atheist organization would want to hire people who agree with their worldview). The federal court last month upheld AiG’s right to religious preferences in hiring. The judge declared that AiG may “utilize any Title VII exception for which it qualifies concerning the hiring of its personnel” as a religious organization under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Because the decision came in a federal court, it will be quoted as a precedent that other ministries can use if they feel pressure from a government entity to hire non-Christians.
I have been invited to speak at the NRB convention in Nashville this month to share a devotional message with attendees and also briefly talk about the lawsuit victory. You can learn more about the annual convention (attended by thousands of media professionals) and see a schedule at NRBConvention.org.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.