➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Commentary: Don’t exempt religious groups from nondiscrimination rules
Philadelphia Inquirer – February 06, 2017
To carve out a religious exemption based on beliefs opens a barn door for government-sanctioned discrimination. Our Constitution provides for separation of church and state. Without government interference, churches determine theology, membership policy, and rules. However, once a religious organization voluntarily applies for and receives federal funds, it is subject to the Constitution.