Why can churches and private schools discriminate, but not other places of business?
I know there's probably a simple reason and I know I'm probably over thinking it when, really, it must be simple.
Is it because most churches and parochial schools are non-profit?
I can name several schools, off the top of my head, in my semi-small town, that require parents sign a statement of faith before enrolling their children; many churches will not perform the sacraments (marriage, baptism, first communion, etc) unless the person is of that faith. Read: they retain the right to refuse a "service" if you do not share their faith.
Are places of worship exempt from discrimination laws on some level?
ETA: I fully support all private places (of worship and of business) discriminating against whomever they choose to discriminate against.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee