(crossposted from law and justice) Edit: link changed to http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/u...-exception-to-job-discrimination-laws.html?hp (old link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/us...s.html?_r=1&hp) I recognize that there must be some "ministerial exception". I don't think the government should force the Catholic church, for example to accept female priests (I somewhat wish they would, but I don't want them to be forced to do so). That being said, I think this ruling went too far. This ruling seems to shift the power not from the secular to the religious, but from the employee to the employer (much like the recent Walmart discrimination case). Why should religious liberty dictate that the minister cannot sue the church, when the reverse (a church suing one of their ministers) is presumably not disallowed?