The blog post was authored by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, who chairs the bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage; Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who heads the bishops religious liberty committee; Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, chair of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; and Bishop Richard Malone, head of the marriage and family life committee.
The bishops responded to claims in the wake of the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby ruling that religious employers are now free to discriminate against LGBT employees.
The criticisms are misguided, the bishops wrote, because the attempt to banish workplace discrimination ends up discriminating against the religious beliefs of some employers, forcing them to condone behavior they believe to be immoral.
They argue that religious people cannot impose their morality on others. This ignores the fact that these advocates themselves seek to impose their morality on religious people and runs directly counter to the religious diversity that modern societies aspire to, they said.