by Nate Kellum
If someone turned to you, desperate for help in a difficult situation, would you want to offer them only part of the help you could give them? That was the threat to a small pregnancy resource center which had the audacity to apply for a government program they qualified for.
To support farmers and others who live in small rural areas, the United States Department of Agriculture offers assistance in establishing community facilities, including the making and guaranteeing of building loans for non-profit organizations that contribute to the welfare of these communities. But when a pregnancy resource center sought a loan for a facility providing
emergency shelter for expectant women and new mothers, they were denied — despite being fully qualified — because of the prospect of voluntary Bible studies taking place in the center.
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