Robert Destro, professor of law, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies were interviewed by the National Catholic Register on July 10 on the implications of the White House's promised EDNA executive order on Catholic organizations. See the article below.
From: National Catholic Register Date: July 10, 2014 Author: Brian Fraga
"One of the reasons I think the executive order didn't come out two weeks ago was that [the Obama administration] wanted to see how the Hobby Lobby case was resolved," said Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America.
"We would hope that sends some kind of message to the administration about general concerns for religious conscience rights," said Schneck, who co-chaired the Catholics for Obama campaign in 2012.
However, Robert Destro, a law professor and founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, told the Register that he does not expect the Obama administration, given its track record on advocating for same-sex "marriage" and homosexual-friendly policies, will be influenced by the Hobby Lobby ruling to accommodate religious liberty concerns in the executive order.
"The big problem across the board is that people who are hostile to the way Church sees things are running the show," said Destro, who added that he expects the executive order will prompt a new wave of litigation.
"We're going to be in for an extended period of fighting over what the limits of what religious liberty are, and what the limits of the government's ability are to force people to change their deeply held views," Destro said.