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Salvation Army Settles Lawsuit on Religious Discrimination

posted on March 19, 2014

The New York Times’ Sharon Otterman reports that the Salvation Army settled a decade-old lawsuit in New York on Tuesday charging it with religious discrimination by requiring employees to act in accordance with the Christian gospel. The Salvation Army, who is both a church and charitable organization that accepts government contracts, will issue a document to employees working in programs that receive federal financing saying they do not have to adhere to the group’s religious principles. “I felt it wasn’t right,” said one of the plaintiffs. “We were publicly funded, we were providing services on contract with New York City and State, and they were really imposing a religious test.”

Read at The New York Times