A local story from the Liberty Legal Institute.
A a member of an area church, sued Pastor Westbrook over a letter he coauthored to the congregation disassociating the congregation from Mrs. Penley. According to church bylaws, she acted contrary to biblical teachings regarding marriage and refused to repent of her sin.
“The U.S. Constitution protects the right of a church to choose its members and govern itself in any manner it chooses according to doctrine and faith, without government interference,” said Hiram Sasser, Director of Litigation for Liberty Legal Institute. “The Court upheld pastors’ constitutional right to inform other church members of the influence of sin on church members and the steps being taken to address such sin.” To read more click here.