Wednesday, February 4, 2009

NPR Story on Faith-Based Initiative

NPR did a story this morning about the future of the faith-based initiative under the Obama Administration. The story featured a CLS Center case, Pedreira v. Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children (KBHC). In that case, the ACLU and homosexual rights activists are attempting to exclude KBHC (now called Sunrise Children's Homes) from state partnerships with nongovernmental organizations serving abused and neglected children because KBHC draws its leadership and employees from among those who share its religious commitments. The federal district court adjudicating the case ruled in Sunrise's favor and the ACLU appealed. Briefing in the Sixth Circuit is complete and oral argument will occur on March 11.