(RNS) — This proposed rule allows this discrimination at a much larger scale. It invites discrimination against people of all faiths and no faith, against women and against LGBTQ people.
(RNS) — Lifting the provision sets up a culture clash, pitting those who champion exemptions for faith-based charities against civil liberties groups who claim religious groups receiving government funding should not exclude anyone.
(RNS) — Earlier this month, Miracle Hill Ministries announced it would allow Catholics to serve as parents to foster children in its government-funded foster care agency.
(RNS) — 'It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian,' said Aimee Maddonna, who sued the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to discriminate against non-Protestants.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) — When Sue Barrise wanted to foster a child, Miracle Hill asked her what church she belonged to. When she answered, the response was as direct as it was abrupt: 'Sorry, we can't help you.'
(RNS) — The exemption will allow Miracle Hill, a Greenville-based Christian ministry, to continue to accept only Protestant churchgoing parents to its federally funded foster care program.