No. 82-1457.

709 F.2d 284 (1983)

B. Ray FIKE, Appellant, v. UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME OF VIRGINIA, INC. and Charterhouse School, Inc., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided June 16, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen W. Bricker, Richmond, Va., for appellant.

H. Aubrey Ford, III, Richmond, Va., Jack B. Russell, Browder, Russell, Morris & Butcher, Richmond, Va., on brief), for appellees.

Before MURNAGHAN and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.

SPROUSE, Circuit Judge:

B. Ray Fike appeals from the summary judgment entered against him in favor of the United Methodist Children's Home of Virginia, Inc. (the Home). The district court ruled that the Home did not violate the Title VII1 prohibition against religious discrimination when it discharged Fike, a Methodist layman, and hired a Methodist minister to replace him; that the first amendment was inapplicable because the State of...

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