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New Regulations Issued For ‘Faith-Based’ Groups

“Faith-based” groups that provide public services with taxpayer money must not discriminate against beneficiaries based on the latter’s religious beliefs, the Obama administration announced in March.

The new regulations cover nine federal agencies. They clarify that faith-based groups providing federally funded social services cannot discriminate against beneficiaries based on religion, require them to participate in religious activities or offer “explicitly religious activities” within those programs.

Focus' Hocus Pocus: Religious Right Group Not So Kinder And Gentler After All

A few months ago, it seemed Focus on the Family may have been coming around to – dare I say it? – a refreshingly moderate outlook.

Jim Daly recently took over president and chief executive responsibilities from James Dobson, the founder of the Religious Right outfit.

Back in June, while visiting Washington to participate in President Barack Obama's White House initiative on fatherhood, Daly praised Obama for his family values.