FEMA to Stop Discriminating Against Churches, Synagogues

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(Worthy News) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a new policy Tuesday that may end the agency's discrimination against churches, synagogues and other houses of worship in regards to receiving immediate and equal access to federal disaster relief funding.

The new policy comes in response to two lawsuits brought by three Texas churches and two Florida synagogues seeking disaster aid.

FEMA says that the new policy is required by the Supreme Court's June 2017 decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, which ruled that the First Amendment requires religious groups to receive equal access to widely available public programs. FEMA announced in its new policy that "houses of worship will not be singled out for disfavored treatment" any longer. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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