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Unholy alliance 

As the White House tries to make it even easier for tax dollars to flow to religious organizations, Aimee Bellmore's lawsuit against the United Methodist's Children Home in Decatur may stand in the way

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Of course, filing the lawsuit is just the first step in what could be a years-long process. But as Boston says, "This is the next big wave of church-state litigation. If the so-called 'faith-based initiatives' take hold around the nation and a lot of tax money starts to flow to organizations that provide social services, there's going to be a groundswell of pressure from the public for some kind of accountability. And all questions that constitute what is discrimination will come into play.

"You're blazing a trail there."

steve.fennessy@creativeloafing.com

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