If I recall , I think I blogged on an rather interesting article that raised in the still controversial Bob Jones University Supreme Court Case. See from "down under" at the Australian Broadcast Corporation Religion and Ethics folks The burqa and the new religious intolerance .
In Martha Nussbaum's well done piece she drops this bombshell:
Even among most people that strongly were against the Bob Jones policy on interracial dating the reasoning of Bob Jones opinion made many people wary. The above thoughts of Nussbaum show why some people were wary.
Well it appears this reasoning has raised it's head in another piece. See from the Volokh Conspiracy Law Professor Calls for Denying Tax Exemptions to the Catholic Church, Orthodox Synagogues, and Other Groups That Discriminate Based on Sex .
I agree with the Law Prof that this would be very bad policy. This needs to be watched. In the end one could have in reality two different kinds of Churches that would be treated quite differently by the Government as to advantages. Of course the question is after gender what would be next?
It goes without saying that people that raised the possibility of what now these Profs are now advocating were told they were being to " slippery slope " in their concerns at the time of the Bob Jones ruling.
Well maybe not.