The Supreme Court let stand a lower court's ruling that a Christian charity could hire and fire employees based on religious beliefs. AFP reports on three former workers who sued World Vision in 2007 after being fired because they were non-Christians. A lower court found that as a religious organization, World Vision was exempt from religious discrimination laws. The Supreme Court declined to take up the appeal.
"Today's action by the US Supreme Court represents a major victory for the freedom of all religious organizations to hire employees who share the same faith," said the president of World Vision, a children's charity which employs 30,000 people world wide.
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