Supreme Court Punts on Religious Liberty Case; AGs Say Biden’s “Misapplication” of Bostock Could Damage Religious Freedom; Quiz on Middle Eastern Religious Sites; Methodist Woman, 82, to Go Into Space; Video: Inside a Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Christian Floral Designer Loses Religious Liberty Case
Barronelle Stutzman, a 76-year-old grandmother and great-grandmother, faces the loss of her small business and her retirement savings because she declined to create a flower arrangement for a same sex wedding. Stutzman has employed gay staffers, she helped the plaintiff find another designer for his wedding flowers, but was nevertheless sued and lost the case and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review it. Part of the confusion is that this court’s refusal to hear Stutzman’s case appears to clash with its recent 9-0 Fulton v. City of Philadelphia decision which protected the right of Catholic Social Services leaders to follow church teachings and, thus, to refuse to refer children to same-sex couples for adoption or foster care.
AGs Say Biden’s “Misapplication” of Bostock Could Damage Religious Freedom
Quiz on Middle Eastern Religious Sites
The sites featured in this quiz are less historical artifacts and instead places still considered sacred and revered by hundreds of millions of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Baha’is and others in the Middle East and beyond. Just how many of them do you recognize?
Methodist Woman, 82, to Go Into Space
Wally Funk, 82, who was part of the “Mercury 13” group of women trained by NASA 60 years ago as astronauts and later was the first female National Transportation Safety Board air safety inspector, will join Jeff Bezos aboard Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight tomorrow on July 20. She’s a member of Fellowship United Methodist Church in Trophy Club, Texas, and also attends nearby White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, according to the UM News Daily Digest.
Video: Inside a Zoroastrian Fire Temple