NLRB Tells Catholic College: "You Aren't Really Catholic."


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has at least four members of a five-man board appointed by Pres. Obama, just ruled that Manhattan College, a college run by a Catholic order, is not Catholic enough to qualify as a religious institution under national labor laws because its own documents say it pursues academic diversity (read more from Cardinal Newman Society and ADF here).

This is a very important decision, if allowed to stand. It points to the ways in which federal laws will likely be used to pressure religious institutions in hiring if they do not treat same-sex unions as marriages. Bill Clinton's "maximum feasible accomodation" standard is being replaced by something new: redefine "religious" so fewer and fewer people and institutions are protected.