Example for Class: Religious Discrimination

The Baltimore Sun reports on a Muslim whose application to be a foster parent was rejected, despite the fact that she was raised through the foster system. Read the details and share it with your students; this case seems very well-suited to generating class discussion. It is possible that there may be more to the story than is in the article, but as reported in the Sun it seems utterly amazing that such things would happen in 2010.

-- edited to add: A friend tells me that he saw another report that indicated the woman kept the dietary laws of Islam, but is not married to the man she is living with. If that is true, it takes the idea of "cafeteria religion" to a new level!

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