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Blinded By The (Religious) Right: Christian Group That Receives Federal Grants Accepts, Then Rejects LGBT Employees

A Christian charity’s decision to hire married LGBT individuals was almost immediately reversed after an outcry from the Religious Right, prompting questions about the federal funding it receives for its work.

World Vision, which uses child sponsorships to deliver aid to developing communities, announced the change to its hiring policies on Monday. Read more

Unholy Inquisition: Justice Department Says 'Faith-Based' Grantees Can Ignore Anti-Bias Laws Approved By Congress

Say you're a social worker in the Washington, D.C., suburbs and you've just heard about a new U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) program intended to keep kids out of gangs. You hop down to the local agency running the project to put in an application.

While there, the agency staffer hands you a form to fill out.

It asks, "Do you believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God?"

It goes on, "Do you believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit?" Read more