Trump administration hands $500,000 of federal funds to anti-LGBT group Hookers for Jesus
The Trump administration is under fire after awarding $500,000 in federal funds to Hookers for Jesus, a religious anti-LGBT group.
Reuters revealed that the US Department of Justice has opted to overrule the decision recommended by an independent review in order to strip $1 million in funding from two long-established nonprofits and reallocate them to religious conservative groups.
Hookers for Jesus awarded federal funding.
Hookers for Jesus, an Arizona-based evangelical non-profit group that lobbies for the continued criminalisation of sex work, was selected to receive $530,190 in from the federal anti-human trafficking grant programme over three years.
The group runs an Arizona “safe house” for women that has strict conduct rules in line with the beliefs of founder Annie Lobert, requiring residents to attend church and even banning the reading
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