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.”
- Court tosses lawsuit against mission over religion (AP)
- San Francisco Appeals Court Rejects Religious Discrimination Claims Against Christian Homeless Shelter (Becket Fund)
- The good guys win again: Faith and good works allowed to coexist in the Ninth Circuit (Becket Fund)
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