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The case involves Glen Greenwood, a air-pollution worker for the Ohio EPA.An elder in the Presbyterian Church he objects to his union dues being used by his civil service union in campaigns supporting gay rights and abortion.Greenwood is not a member of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association but it bargains for him.His
dues are paid through a payroll withholding. Greenwood
asked the state to stop withholding approximately $34 each pay period that the union uses for social issues.His
union was involved in fighting last year's constitutional amendment in Ohio to bar same-sex marriage.
Religion Clause: November 2005
The suit involves Glen Greenwood, a pollution control worker at the Ohio EPA.He sought to stop paying a representation fee to the union when he learned that it supports abortion and gay rights.
According to Glen Greenwood, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency environmental specialist, EPA rules hold the county responsible for the upkeep of the road.
"We're in a position of trying to negotiate between Oxford and the county and us," Greenwood
Adventist Review : World News
s a $33.91-an-hour air-pollution control worker for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Glen Greenwood has paid dues or fees since the 1970s to the union that represents state workers.Greenwood also is an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, a small town on the edge of the state's Appalachian region.He believes the Bible teaches that abortion is the taking of human life and homosexual conduct is immoral.
So when Greenwood
learned of the union's stand for abortion rights and its support for gay rights, he
sought permission to stop paying the fees.Although he is not a union member, he still pays for the representation he gets under the state contract.Greenwood
offered to donate the money, around $34 every pay period, to charity.The state, which deducts the union fee from his
check, rejected his
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