Court Tosses Suit against Christian Shelter

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A religious discrimination lawsuit against a Christian homeless shelter in Boise, Idaho, has been thrown out by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Two former residents of the Boise Rescue Mission sued the facility, saying it forced residents to attend Christian services by giving better treatment to those who participated.
However, the appellate court sided with a lower court, which ruled that litigants Janene Cowles and Richard Chinn did not have a protected right to be treated the same as those participating in the faith programs. 

"We're really pleased that it's settled, at least for the moment," Boise Rescue Mission executive director Bill Roscoe told The Associated Press.

"We're also really pleased with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty because they've done this pro bono, saved us thousands of dollars that we've been able to use for our real purpose, which is feeding people, providing shelter and programs of recovery for homeless people," he added.

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