Muslim Woman Denied Foster Care License Because of No-Pork Rule
Thursday April 15, 2010
(RNS) A Muslim woman in Maryland says she was denied a foster care license by a state-authorized agency because she does not allow pork in her home.
After 26-year-old Tashima Crudup was denied her license, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a discrimination complaint with the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission on behalf of the mother of five.
This isn't right...what do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by figaro8895 at 4:23 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
If she was denied simply because she doesn't eat pork then that is wrong and is discrimination.
Of course the other side says this isn't the case, they say she didn't pass the interview because of the answers she gave, and that she was inflexible, they didn't want to elaborate in the article probably because of confidentiality concerns. Either way there is no way to know who is right with so little information, so this will go to court and hopefully there will be more facts to go on.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Corey Pierce, chief operating officer of CFS, said the decision to deny Crudup's license was not based on religious belief but rather the behavior she displayed during her three interviews
I doubt this was about religion at all.
Answer by BlooBird at 3:51 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Before we got our licence we had to agree that we would accommodate the child's beliefs even if it wasn't our own. If she couldn't agree, she shouldn't get her licence. It goes for anyone, anywhere, any religion.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by Daphna28 at 3:59 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by BlooBird at 4:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:17 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
from JWR:Crudup is the mother of five children and lives in a five-bedroom, four bathroom home in Middle River. She said she is in a non-traditional marriage to Andre Moore, a truck driver who lives with Crudup and the children. Although they are not married according to the state, Crudup said their religion recognizes the couple as married. The state recognizes the couple as cohabitating individuals, and Crudup was asked about the relationship during the interview process and whether she would object if Moore legally married another woman. ACLU lawyers objected to the questioning. "I said my husband wouldn't want a second wife," Crudup said.
Answer by lisarose45 at 4:43 PM on Apr. 16, 2010