Faith-Based Initiative Should Not Allow Discrimination

July 27, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On July 27, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch published an opinion piece that said that "the Bush administration's 'charitable choice' initiative was a clear violation of the equal protection clause outlined in the U.S. Constitution...If nonprofit entities agree to receive federal tax money, they must comply with existing anti-discrimination laws. By accepting tax dollars from law-abiding gay Americans, religious affiliations cannot legitimately refuse citizens work solely because of their sexual orientation."