ACLU: Foster mother rejected for not serving pork

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    ACLU: Foster mother rejected for not serving pork - Baltimore Sun

    Here's copy of the letter she received:

    The Volokh Conspiracy A Religious, Cultural, and Personal Right To Eat Bacon ? Even When Your Foster Parents Don?t Allow It in Their Home
     
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    If you're a foster parent, you have to be willing to adjust to the cultural bent of the children you care for.

    Though honestly I can't imagine what culture requires pork products.
     
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    I recently learned something new about foster parenting, however....

    Potential foster parents can be ruled out if they have any DV (even if the applicant was a victim and no longer lives with the perp) in their background.

    !

    Of course, depending how desperate CW is, they will determine cases individually, but I thought that was interesting. And it does make sense.
     
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    Did she file an appeal? My guess is he did not. And my second guess is that the pork was the excuse - not the reason. The woman has five children and she is 26. Nuff said?
     
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    there isn't any. and it's illegal for them to discriminate that way. admit it, you agree with the ACLU this time. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Must....have....pork....

    I agree, and was actually going to say that as well, then became distracted and bored.

    I have seen CW workers use the DV thing as an excuse to uber-screen certain applicants...while almost in the same breath giving an established foster parent a complete pass on the issue because they had no other concerns about her.
     
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    they would have said that and it wouldn't have been illegal.

    they discriminated against her because she is muslim.
     
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    Sure..but read my last post as well. My guess is they have other issues with this family, and needed a way out.

    CW are frontline when it comes to abuse, violence, dysfunction. If they get a hinky feeling, they will do what they can to act on it.
     
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    Having five children at her age is a bit odd. Maybe there is another reason behind it all? Maybe she didn't appeal because she preferred to file a complaint in an effort to prevent this from happening to other people?

    The State of Maryland seems to think the service is in the wrong for citing that reason:

    I'm curious to know more.
     
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    Maybe she has 5 children because she's trying to have a "real" family like she never had.



    My mom had 6 kids, and I was the last. Should she have stopped at 5 too? (Yes!- say my haters! :lol:)
     

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