Mar. 7, 2005 – Religious groups participating in federal job training programs may soon be allowed to practice religious discrimination.
Currently, religious groups participating in federally-funded programs cannot discriminate in hiring or firing based on religious affiliation. The Associated Press reports that a bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives would remove that restriction and allow a church or synagogue to consider a personâ€™s religious beliefs when determining employment for a taxpayer-funded job.
The proposal, included in a jobs bill passed in the House Wednesday, still needs Senate approval.