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Posted at 4:13 PM ET, 05/ 4/2010

No pork, no foster kids

By Washington Post editors


A Hyattsville-based company is defending its decision to deny a Baltimore woman to become a foster parent because she doesn't allow pork in her house, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Contemporary Family Services, which is authorized by Maryland to place foster children with families, said Tashima Crudup — a practicing Muslim — was unyielding in her stance, which might suggest she could be intractable in other issues involving children.

Crudup contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a complaint on her behalf with the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission, alleging religious discrimination. The commission is investigating.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 4:13 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Family, Foster Parents, Foster care, Muslim  
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as long as she has a clean kitchen and can otherwise provide healthy, nutrious meals, whats the problem?
pork is fatty diease ridden meat that goes bad sooner then other meats and requires a higher level of care.
And not only Muslims don't eat pork, neither do practicing Jews, vegetarians and those who are simply health conscience.
not serving pork shouldnt disqualify anyone.

Posted by: MarilynManson | May 5, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Pork? You would deny a child a safe home because she won't serve pork? What if she were a vegetarian? Just how stupid are you people?

Posted by: jckdoors | May 5, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

so much for allowing Jews to be foster parents.

This is what happens when you farm out government services to private companies. Wonder how much profit off the taxpayers dime do these make for thier ignorance and bigotry.

Posted by: hohandy1 | May 5, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

This is so ridiculous! Maryland learned nothing from Florida's problems(children lost, documents forged) with contracting out government services. You can bet that contract company is getting triple any foster care worker.

Posted by: tobmore | May 5, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

This is so ridiculous! Maryland learned nothing from Florida's problems(children lost, documents forged) with contracting out government services. You can bet that contract company is getting triple any foster care worker.

Posted by: tobmore | May 5, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Quote from Contempory Family Services website, "Our Charge: Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” "

Need I say more?

Posted by: dezlboy1 | May 5, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I guess I will have to not apply for foster care as I don't serve peanuts due to a family allergy

Next think you know-- Sen Lieberman will be calling for the revocation of her citizenship for being a PORK NAZI

Posted by: racerdoc | May 5, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I read more about this story... Tashima Crudup, the mother, is an unmarried, NON-WORKING, mother of 5 children (she started breeding when she was only 16), with a live-in boyfriend who is a truck driver and a muslim, but refuses to marry her to legitimize their union. For someone so devout in their religion, she sure has some 'splainin' to do about her motivation for wanting to be a foster mother. MD pays about 2500 per month.

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | May 6, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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