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More than 100 religion-based organizations are protesting a provision in pending legislation that would prohibit them from receiving federal money if they consider a job applicant’s religion when hiring.
In a letter sent Wednesday to all members of Congress, the groups contend that the provision would dilute protections they have under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as well as under the Constitution.
While many of the groups signing the letter do not get money from the agency, they say the language of the provision is so broad it will affect other, unrelated sources of federal grants. World Vision, for example, received more than $300 million in cash, goods and services from federal sources last year, while the Salvation Army received almost $400 million from federal, state and local governments
Nathan Diament, director of public policy at the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, said that although there are few, if any, Orthodox synagogues or schools that run programs financed by the agency, “the issue for all of our institutions is the broader issue of their continued ability under the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act to be able to hire staff that are consistent with their faith and tenets.”
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Continue with your hiring procedures, but don't ask for muslims, christians, hindus, zoroastrians, jains or atheists for money [...]