He said he wouldn’t join his company’s Bible study. After being let go, he’s suing.

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    He said he wouldn’t join his company’s Bible study. After being let go, he’s suing.

    A 34-year-old painter is suing Dahled Up Construction, a company based south of Portland, Ore., for allegedly firing him after he refused to join a Christian Bible group for employees. Ryan Coleman is seeking $800,000 from the company after its owner allegedly said participation in the Bible group was required if he wanted to keep his job.

    Coleman told The Washington Post that when he explained to the company's owner, Joel Dahl, that he had different beliefs, Dahl said: "If you want to keep your job, everybody needs to attend. If not, I'm going to be forced to replace you."

    He said he wouldn’t join his company’s Bible study. After being let go, he’s suing.

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    I hope he wins.
     
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    Not only should he win, but his former employer should be fined.
     
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    I'll have to agree that an employee or anyone outside of an employship shouldn't be required to join or participate in a religious event if don't want too.

    The employer messed up on this one if true.

    God is all about freedom and freedom of choice in which he has given us all. It is why the good book has all things be it good or evil in it, and the readers of it or those who hear the words written in it have a choice to make, and their choice is honored by God.

    If the wrong choice is made, then the individual will have to deal with the consequences of his or her choice either here or in the after life, but the choice is theirs to make.

    It is best to have the event with volunteers, and to let those involved show by the happiness in their lives (as a result of such an event) to be a positive thing in their lives.

    This is the best way to gather a flock, and not to force possible anti-christ individuals to participate unwillingly.
     
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    We need freedom FROM religion.
     
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    Nope not freedom from religion, but rather a mutual respect towards both things exsisting within the sectors be it public and/or private once again. We as individuals need freedom of choice, and not enslavement in anything we choose to participate in or not to participate in. Religion can co-exist in anything we have going, but it's when it demands participation against a person's will is when it violates the individuals rights.

    The same goes for anything not religious as well. All can exist together in the private and public speres, just as long as these things don't force themselves on an individual against his or her will.

    Schools for example don't have to be religion free, but only that they provide an out to those who wish not to participate in a religious function or event taking place. It can easily be done, but the left wants complete removal because it wants to force a limited option to the students in which it wants to control or brainwash.
     
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    So you think that Muslims should have sharia law in the US?
     
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    Do you think Muslims should not practice a law that suits their people as long as it's not in violation of our laws, and it is not forced on others who want nothing to do with such a law or religion ?
     
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    Sharia violates a ton of our laws, but freedom of religion doesn’t set limits.
     
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    If you want to keep your job ...


    nothing new there, how about his clothing or a beard or hair length ... its not just religion in this case obviously wrong but all the other criteria those people believe they are endowed with to rule over other peoples lives.

    business / the desert religions combination has always been a source of evil in america and elsewhere, people have used for their own selfish purposes.
     
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    We need freedom FROM liberals


    Their has to be more to this story then this, what kind of idiot would say that after a guy is hired, was it part of the job qualifications?

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