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Victory for religious liberty in Boise homeless shelter case

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.