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House Approves Government-Funded Religious Discrimination

by Madeleine Baran

Mar. 7, 2005 – Religious groups participating in federal job training programs may soon be allowed to practice religious discrimination.

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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 person’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.

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