Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
“The decision today by the Supreme Court is a substantial win for religious liberty. In a time of growing hostility towards religion the Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of this fundamental freedom is even more critical.
“Despite the pitiful dearth of foster-care agencies in the United States, the Democratic stronghold of Philadelphia excluded a faith-based charity from helping to meet the growing need, based upon their religious beliefs that compel them to serve. If these and other government leaders really do care for the marginalized and needy as they claim, then they must realize you cannot rob charities of their religious beliefs and still expect their religious works that aid others. It is those very beliefs from which their service springs.
“Increasingly, the Left refuses to tolerate the slightest deviation from their political orthodoxy regardless of who suffers as a result. While we stop to celebrate and thank God that the Supreme Court reaffirmed religious liberty today, we are fully aware and prepared for the attacks of the Left on this fundamental, God-given freedom to continue unabated,” concluded Perkins.
Katherine Beck Johnson, Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies at Family Research Council, stated:
“Today’s unanimous decision is a clear win for religious liberty. While the Court will have more work to do in the months and years ahead, this opinion is a blow in favor of the First Amendment when it is increasingly under assault.”
Mary Beth Waddell, Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty at Family Research Council, stated:
“Today’s victory is a victory for the most vulnerable women, children, and families in our society. Many women facing unplanned pregnancy are in the darkest times of their lives and seek out faith-based organizations for help. This ruling helps ensure that they and their children will have every possible resource available to them.”