Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ky. Federal Appeals Court in Separation of Church and State Case

This will be one to follow.

I'll just quote the article:

"Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday, March 11, will urge a federal appeals court to uphold the right of taxpayers to challenge public funding of a Baptist childcare agency that proselytizes youngsters in its care and discriminates against gay employees who do not share its belief that homosexuality is sinful.

The lawsuit, Pedreira v. Kentucky Baptist Homes For Children, Inc., asserts that Kentucky Baptist Homes has no right to accept state and federal funding while imposing religious dogma on the children in its programs and that the Homes’ religion-based anti-gay employment policy violates civil rights laws."

One of their employees was fired because she disclosed the fact that she is a lesbian. It fills me with DISGUST that this is in a home for children, some of whom may be LGBT, and all of whom will most definitely suffer under this kind of bigotry either directly, or by being indoctrinated with hate.

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