President Wright: Hobby Lobby Decision is HearteningMonday, June 30, 2014
Indiana Wesleyan University President David Wright has issued a statement regarding today's decision by the United States Supreme Court in the matter of Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores.
"Today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, and other profit-seeking businesses is a heartening affirmation that it is still permissible for Americans to honor the dictates of conscience based on deeply-held religious principles in the conduct of their businesses. We are grateful to the Green family not only for their example of family-friendly business practices, but for their resolve in standing up for the religious freedom that has been one of the bedrock principles of our nation. We also admire the Supreme Court justices for the careful and courageous approach demonstrated by their ruling. As a Christ-centered academic community committed to the highest ideals of inquiry in the pursuit of truth, Indiana Wesleyan University is deeply grateful for the Court's evident recognition of the place that religious principle holds in the historic shaping, and contemporary well-being, of American society."
Dr. Wright is the ninth president of Indiana Wesleyan University. He assumed office on July 1, 2013. Last year, Hobby Lobby CEO David Green joined the Indiana Wesleyan University Society of World Changers.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. The University, founded in 1920, is committed to global liberal arts and professional education. Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University's main campus in Marion, Indiana. Nearly 12,500 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online.