June 2, 2006

Court Says Sharing Religion Not Employee's Right

Metro & Regional News - Court says sharing religion not an employee's right - sacbee.com

Yep, that's right - a federal court ruled that an employer is not required to permit employees to share their religious beliefs with others on the job. This means that someone (an evangelical Christian in this case) actually filed a suit alleging discrimination because their employer didn't want them attempting to convert their clients and co-workers. These poor Christians are clearly victims of persecution! How dare an employer infringe on the god-given right of Christians to push their irrational and destructive beliefs on others!

Actually, I must admit that I'm a little surprised that the ruling went this way in our current political climate, but it is clearly good news. The bad news, as you will read, is that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) authorized the plaintiff to file the suit. "The federal agency said Berry should be allowed to discuss religion with 'receptive' clients and display a Spanish-language Bible and 'Happy Birthday Jesus' sign in the cubicle where he counsels them." Shame on the EEOC for such idiocy!

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