Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Bush wants to allow charities to discriminate in employment practices

According to the Washington Post,, "Bush highlighted legislation, heading to the House floor today, that would allow religious charities to hire and fire based on religious beliefs even while receiving federal funding. If Congress does not follow his lead, Bush warned that he would try to circumvent lawmakers by using executive powers."

So, not only is the administration providing Federal grants almost exclusively to Christian organizations through the faith-based initiative, he is trying to further erode the Constitutional separation of church and state by allowing employment discrimination at faith-based charities. As we noted below, such organizations are already getting away with these practices but only by cleverly assigning multiple job duties to staff. Bush wants to remove such obstacles to force tax payers to support religions they don't subscribe to.

This is policy is unacceptable to anyone who truly believes in the U.S. Constitution.


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