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Clergy—Removal - Part 2

A federal appeals court ruled that it was barred by the first amendment guaranty of religious liberty from resolving a pastor's claim that he had been dismissed by his church because he suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Key point 2-04.1. Most courts have concluded that they are barred by the first amendment guarantees of religious freedom and nonestablishment of religion from resolving challenges by dismissed clergy to the legal validity of their dismissals.
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* A federal appeals court ruled that it was barred by the first amendment guaranty of religious liberty from resolving a pastor's claim that he had been dismissed by his church because he suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). A pastor sued his church, claiming that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by dismissing him on account of his Attention Deficit Disorder, dyslexia, and heart problems, without attempting to accommodate his needs. The pastor's lawsuit demanded that the church reinstate him, and pay him monetary damages. The church asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit on the ground that it was barred ...

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