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Housing Allowance Ruled Unconstitutional

9 October 2017, by Aaron Douglas

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Last Friday a Federal judge ruled that the clergy housing allowance violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment, and thus that it is unconstitutional.  The court’s ruling has no impact on in-kind housing provided to a minister. The ruling does not immediately take effect, as the court has not yet determined how it will […]

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Changes to Contraceptive Services Coverage Requirement

6 October 2017, by Aaron Douglas

Today the Federal Government announced changes that broaden the religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive services requirement. We welcome these changes as they expand an employer’s religious freedom in decision-making related to coverage for contraceptive services. We are working to better understand the intricacies of these changes and how they impact ministries in […]

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