Washington state work-study program blocks people of faith

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Officials in Washington state have set up a program that pays part of the wages of college students who work for various employers to advance their experience in the job world as they prepare to graduate.

But the work-study program forbids “sectarian” organizations from participating.

Those would be organizations like churches and Christian schools, and now a new lawsuit charges that that action is unacceptable bigotry on the part of the state.

“Washington’s exclusion of sectarian options from the Work-Study Program is a clear-cut case of religious discrimination,” said Michael Bindas, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice.

“The U. S. Constitution

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