A civil liberties organization wants the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving nuns who are fighting a buried pipeline on their property.
The Rutherford Institute has filed an amicus brief to restore a lawsuit brought by Adorers of the Blood of Christ that seeks to stop Transco’s Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project on the nuns’ property in Pennsylvania.
Last July, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Adorers case, agreeing with an earlier ruling that the Adorers failed to establish how Transco’s right-of-way on their land will in any way affect their ability to practice their faith.
John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute tells OneNewsNow that the nuns have “taken a stand” on the premise of protecting God’s creation, and they are fighting the pipeline under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“In various parts of the country,” says Whitehead, “these pipelines have been polluting water. They’ve been tearing up property. They’ve been destroying down trees. And so these nuns have taken a stand against this.”
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SOURCE: One News Now, Chris Woodward