(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.