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Baptist-affiliated agency for abused children in Ky. considering hiring gay employees
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, November 1, 2013 9:37 AM EST
A Baptist agency that is Kentucky's largest private provider of services for abused children is considering opening its doors to gay employees, which would put it at odds with the churches that lend financial support.
The agency settled a decade-long lawsuit last year brought by a former lesbian employee who claimed religious discrimination.
Kentucky Baptist Convention President Paul Chitwood says he was shocked by the proposal and says Sunrise could lose the church's support if it allows gay hires.
Sunrise operates eight residential centers around the state.