- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A Christian homeless shelter in Pennsylvania could lose more than half its funding because it doesn’t want Muslim employees and has refused to sign a government contract barring hiring discrimination.

The Grace Youth and Family Foundation tells The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1HgS0Or ) it only wants employees who believe in Jesus Christ and being forced to hire people of other faiths is unacceptable.

A $35,000 grant from Butler County’s Department of Human Services comes with a standard stipulation barring discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry and other factors.

The foundation’s Winter Relief Center is the only homeless shelter in the county.

Founder Bill Halle says Jesus is the center of the foundation’s work. He says, “You cannot have a Muslim within our organization.”

The county says other faith-based organizations have signed the contract.

___

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide