Omar Rips Trump Admin. for Granting Waiver to Christian Foster Group: Religious Freedom Means You Don’t Discriminate

Washington Free Beacon | 2/5/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) criticized the Trump administration's decision to allow a Christian ministry in South Carolina that only works with Christians to participate in a federally funded foster care program, on Tuesday, saying religious freedom means "you don't use your faith to discriminate against others."

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"Do you think this action was really about religious freedom?" her interviewer at the left-wing Center for American Progress asked.

"No, it's blatant discrimination," Omar said. "Within the Constitution, at least my understanding is that, religious freedom means you don’t use your faith to discriminate against others, and what this does is it allows you to live out your bigotry, and I think it’s wrong."

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The Department of Health and Human Services granted a waiver in January to Miracle Hill Ministries of Greenville, which places foster children only in Christian households. It was in violation of an ordinance put in by the Obama administration, which refuses licensing and HHS funding to groups that discriminate based on religion, the Washington Post reported.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R.), who asked for the waiver, cheered the move by the Trump administration as a victory for religious freedom. Critics like the Anti-Defamation League and American Civil Liberties Union said it was an...
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