Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Pig's Ass

As long as I'm on the topic of filling out petitions and urging you to sign letters, here's a link to a pretty alarming story from Sustainable Food.

A private agency that assigns foster children to homes in Baltimore has refused to place children in a Muslim woman's home because of her beliefs against eating/buying/serving pork. It is illegal for such an agency to discriminate against someone on the basis of religion. The article points out that plenty of value systems prohibit pork consumption--Judaism, vegetarianism, even some sects of Christianity. I work in interfaith cooperation at my day job, and sadly, it does not surprise me that this agency's "policy" is only affecting a Muslim family.

In conclusion:

A Real Life Conversation at my Parents' Dinner Table:

Mom: Mmm, delicious. Where did this ham come from?

Wacky Uncle: A pig's ass.

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