Faith groups say bill would mean loss of government funds, CO

Religious groups are urging state lawmakers to kill a bill they say would force them to choose between hiring people who share their faith or accepting government money. Representatives of Catholic Charities, Focus on the Family, the Denver Rescue Mission and Avista Adventist Hospital gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to oppose the measure (House Bill 1080). It states that religious

Anti-Defamation League Reacts To Assault

KGWN TV Witnesses to an assault last Saturday here in Ft. Collins are saying one of two white men yelled a racial slur before leaving their victim, and that triggered the Anti-Defamation League to react. According to Ft. Collins police a 50 year old black male was physically and verbally harassed and assaulted after leaving this 7-Eleven in the 500

Anti-Defamation League condemns weekend attack

Coloradoan By: Sara Reed The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday condemned a possible bias-motivated crime that occurred in Fort Collins Saturday night. Bruce DeBoskey, the ADL’s Mountain States Regional Director, said Colorado is “no place for hate.” “Perpetrators of hate crimes send a message to their victims – and everyone else who shares the victim’s characteristics – that minorities are not

Letters to the Editor: House Bill 1080 Dispute

To: Denver Catholic Register The Anti-Defamation League read with great concern the editorial by Archbishop Chaput criticizing House Bill 1080. We especially take issue with the implied criticism that ADL supports this bill because of some anti-Catholic or anti-religious bigotry. Here are the facts about House Bill 1080. Its sole intent is to guarantee that taxpayer money is not used

Religious groups feel bullied by proposal – A lawmaker says she’s willing to discuss the bill dealing with employment discrimination

The Denver Post By: Electa Draper State Rep. Alice Madden said a flawed draft of a bill, meant to repair a 2007 statute dealing with employment discrimination, has given her a little taste of hellfire. The Catholic Archdiocese of Denver and Focus on the Family have attacked Madden’s draft, which would prevent faith-based organizations that accept government funds from hiring