Family Research Council Action
Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous? Fortunately for Ruth, our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom have. Attorneys for ADF set to work almost immediately, debunking the myth that residents have to forfeit their religious rights to live in a HUD development. In a letter it fired off to Osbourne Apartments, ADF explains that "[The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] does not prohibit discussion about religion in the facilities to which it provides funding... simply because the government provides a benefit with public funds does not mean that all 'mention of religion or prayers' must be whitewashed from the use of the benefit."
Unfortunately, this is just another illustration of the attack on faith in public spaces that has accelerated over the past four years. Since 2009, the policies of the Obama administration have created an environment where religious freedom is the exception--not the norm. To learn about more than 600 cases of faith-based discrimination, check out FRC and Liberty Institute's report on Religious Hostility in America.