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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