by Jorge Gomez • 5 min read
First Liberty will be at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 18. We’ll be arguing our Faithful Carrier case involving Gerald Groff, the postal worker who was wrongfully forced to quit his job because of his religious beliefs.
Gerald sincerely believes in honoring the Lord’s Day. The U.S. Postal Service, however, refused to grant him a religious accommodation, in direct violation of federal civil rights law. What’s more, the USPS disciplined, created hostile working conditions, and subjected Gerald to harsh treatment over his religious beliefs for two years. Facing a choice between his job and his faith, he had no choice but to resign.
We’re representing Gerald alongside our volunteer attorneys at Baker Botts, as well as our friends at the Church State Council and the Independence Law Center.
Our team will be on the steps of the Court that day for a special First Liberty Live! episode. We’ll preview what you can expect to see in the courtroom and then livestream the audio of the argument. Make sure to visit https://firstlibertylive.com/ so you can listen in.
We’re only a few days away from argument at the nation’s highest court and we’re asking you to please continue praying for Gerald.
If you’ve closely followed this case, you know this has been a difficult battle. After fighting in court for years, this is a final opportunity to restore his rights and freedoms under the law. Getting to this critical point hasn’t been easy—and now it’s up to us to give Gerald the spiritual support he needs as his case is being argued.
As we make our final preparations, please also keep praying for:
Finally, we want to thank you for all your prayers, encouragement and support. Thank you for standing strong alongside Gerald and First Liberty. We could not have gotten to this critical point without you.
There’s a lot at stake with the Faithful Carrier case. It’s a tremendous opportunity for our nation’s highest court to reexamine a poorly reasoned case from the 1970s that tips the balance in favor of corporations and the government over the religious rights of employees. The legal issues could not only impact Gerald, but also every religious person and their legal protections in the workplace.
With Supreme Court argument just a few days away, this is a special opportunity for you to impact the future of religious liberty in America. Your support can make a huge difference in this final stretch. Please donate today and help us secure a victory for Gerald.