A Mississippi politician abides by the 'Billy Graham rule,' but his refusal to be alone with a woman other than his wife in a work setting could be illegal, according to an employment law expert

A Mississippi gubernatorial candidate is currently facing widespread backlash over his controversial decision to bar a female reporter from covering him for a day without bringing along a male colleague because of his Christian beliefs — but his policy of never being alone with a woman who isn’t his wife could violate federal law.

Republican state representative Robert Foster caused an uproar by citing his Christian faith to tell a female reporter, Mississippi Today’s Larrison

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