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WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (LSN) – John Holmes of the Association of Christian Schools International revealed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requiring all participants in federal school nutrition programs and other USDA programs—including religious schools and other religious institutions—to display a poster saying that discrimination is prohibited on the basis of “race, color, national origin,  gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.”  Holmes noted that US law does not establish “sexual orientation” or “political beliefs” as a protected class. In a release by the National Center for Public Policy Research Holmes said that Congress should be informed that the USDA is forcing compliance with a statute the Congress has not approved.  Contact John Holmes at 202/546-9390 or [email protected]

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