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Victory for religious liberty in Boise homeless shelter case

Catholic World News - September 21, 2011

In an important victory for religious liberty, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously that Boise Rescue Mission--a Christian homeless shelter that does not accept government funding--does not violate the Fair Housing Act in requiring participation in religious services.

“What if a Christian homeless shelter was forbidden to talk about Christ?” asks Diana Verm of the Becket Fund, which represented the homeless shelter. “What if a Christian drug rehabilitation program was prohibited from praying? That is precisely what was at stake in our most recent court victory.”

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  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 21, 2011 7:06 PM ET USA

    Common sense, but scary that it had to go to court.

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Sep. 21, 2011 3:08 PM ET USA

    The left truly is totalitarian.

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