Issues that affect ministers and churches
Man’s social media posts about a church employee retained First Amendment protections, court says.
Judicial Resolution of Church Disputes
Lower court instructed to evaluate merits of dismissed employee's lawsuit, suggesting possible vulnerability for churches.
Child Abuse Reporting
A negligence claim can proceed on evidence that religious leaders failed to follow state reporting laws.
Lax internal controls can leave any congregation wide open to theft and scandal.
Church Membership - Discipline and Removal
While one court says a restraining order isn’t permissible, other courts are divided on this issue.