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To: anniegetyourgun
...it's just as wrong to discriminate against certain bidders on the basis of their faith as it would be for certain bidders to be rejected on the basis of their color.

Once again, I agree with you, in part. What you say here I agree with. But what's to keep religious organizations from hiring only members of their faith? In a small organization that may not be a big deal, but in a larger charity organization? What do we do about the charity with the sign up front that says, "Jews need not apply"?
8 posted on 12/12/2002 8:26:30 AM PST by Egregious Philbin
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To: Egregious Philbin
Since faith-based organizations are exempted from non-discrimination laws, I'm not sure I understand the problem. Like I said, are we to deny the Salvation Army from bidding for the delivery of services to the homeless because they require their leaders to join their church and adhere to their faith and practice? Would we suggest that an orthodox Jewish charitable organization be denied because they only have male Rabbis? What if they had a sign up front that said "females need not apply"?
9 posted on 12/12/2002 8:37:59 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Egregious Philbin
All I'm saying is that you are looking to 'second causes' to discriminate in the first cause. It's just like the city of San Francisco saying it will cancel all dealings with any organization that doesn't hire 'sexual minorities' (however they choose to define that). Why shouldn't SF deny all contracts with employers that hire people of faith....or smokers....or SUV drivers? It's a slippery slope to social planning through government policy.
11 posted on 12/12/2002 8:44:17 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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