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Federal Court Protects Christian Employers (May 19, 2022)

“…and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” – Deuteronomy 16:18b

A couple of days ago, a federal judge in North Dakota issued an important preliminary injunction that offers protection for Christian employers.

The preliminary injunction blocks the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from coercing Christian employers into funding “gender-transitioning” procedures for employees.

This is not only a needed victory for the Christian Employers Association, but it is also a huge win for our First Amendment right to Religious Freedom. Now those in the Christian Employers Association can align their practices with the Word of God and not be forced by the court to act against their deeply held beliefs.

This ruling undergirds Christian employers’ First Amendment right to believe in the Genesis creation account that God made each person either male or female. Thankfully, the Court has decided to halt the unconstitutional mandate of forcing Christian employers to fund transgender medical practices that violate their deeply held convictions.

The Christian Employers Association attorney, Jacob Reed said correctly, “The employers we represent believe that God purposefully created humans as either male or female, and so it would violate their religious beliefs to pay for or perform life-altering medical procedures or surgeries that seek to change one’s biological sex. The court was on firm ground to halt enforcement of these unlawful mandates that disrespect people of faith.”

Father, we praise You, for this court ruling that protects Christian employers’ First Amendment right to Religious Freedom. Lord, please protect Your people from being forced to participate in unbiblical practices throughout our land. Father, help us to stand strong on our convictions and never waiver. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.