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Why can Adventist Health discriminate based on religion when it's not a church but a medical center?

They asked a few religious questions on the job applications that you can't not answer (since it's online) that lead me to believe they discriminate against people of other religions. Can they discriminate based on religion because they're associated with a church? I guess I'm more wondering WHY they're allowed to, then, since it's generally illegal?

Asked By: - 2/21/2011
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Religious discrimination in employment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There are some exceptions. A church, for example, can insist on hiring a pastor who shares their religion. There is some question, however, whether or not charitable religious organizations can do so. Can, for example... More
Answered By: Betsy - 2/24/2011
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Yes, religious based health facilities are allowed to ask religious questions on their application. Look at the online applications for different faith based hospitals and you will find similar questions.
Answered By: Curious - 2/21/2011
 
Because they are associated with a church. Religions are allowed to promote their religious beliefs, and that includes only hiring people who agree with those beliefs. The basic idea is that other religions can create competing organizations if they so desire. And, since the money is coming from the church, they do... More
Answered By: philospher77 - 2/22/2011
 
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