Here are some informative comments on the Supreme Court's decision on the ministerial exception case which would affect religious institutions and their hiring.
A summary from an earlier posting:
The third and final opinion for today was in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, which the Chief Justice announced for a unanimous Court. The Court reversed the decision of the Sixth Circuit. It held that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar suits brought on behalf of ministers against their churches, claiming termination in violation of employment discrimination laws. Moreover, because the respondent in this case was a minister within the meaning of the ministerial exception, the First Amendment requires dismissal of her employment discrimination suit against her religious employer. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito also filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Kagan.