This absurdity is because SCOTUS punted on the real questions here.
A federal judge in North Carolina ruled recently that a Catholic high school in the state was wrong for firing a gay teacher after he announced plans to marry his male partner on Facebook.
What are the details?
In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn determined that Charlotte Catholic High School and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Charlotte violated Lonnie Billard’s workplace sex discrimination protections when they terminated his employment in 2014.
Cogburn dismissed the constitutional protections granted to religious organizations in his decision, citing Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado to argue that “our society has come to the recognition that gay persons and gay couples cannot be treated as social outcasts or as inferior in dignity and worth.”
“For that reason,” Cogburn wrote, “The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect them in the exercise of their civil and employment rights.”
“The exercise of their freedom on terms equal to others in employment and all other aspects of life must be given great weight and respect by the courts,” he added.https://www.theblaze.com/news/judge-catholic-school-wrongly-fired-gay-teacher