White House Says Tax-Funded Religious Charities Can Limit Hiring

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  1. Cindy

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    (Washington-AP) -- The White House says government-funded
    religious charities shouldn't lose their right to hire only
    people of the same faith.
    Jim Towey (TOO'-ee), who heads the Office of Faith-Based
    and Community Initiatives, told the Association of Gospel Rescue
    Missions that the White House will make that case in a document
    to be released in the next two weeks.
    Congressional Democrats have insisted that religious
    charities which accept tax dollars be subject to laws against
    hiring discrimination based on faith or sexual orientation. But
    Towey says that would violate the civil rights of faith-based
    groups.
    He also said religious charities should be trusted to spend
    tax dollars only on secular programs, just as Planned Parenthood
    is trusted to use federal funds for health education but not
    abortion.
     
  2. Ben W

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    We have a similar law in AUstralia. Applicants must be able to work within the beliefs and aims of the organisation in order to apply.
     

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