Texas man get's fired for religious beliefs AKA the Leftwingnut Strawman Thread

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  1. PixieStix
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    There's an important religious discrimination lawsuit that we have just filed in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas. We have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of our client Edwin A. Graning, who was employed as a bus driver for the Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS).
    This past January, Graning was assigned to pick up a client early in the morning and transport her to Planned Parenthood in Austin. Graning, an ordained Christian minister, was concerned that he might be transporting the client to undergo an abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic. So before picking up the client, he called his supervisor and told her that, based on his religious beliefs, he could not take someone to have an abortion.

    The man was discriminated against because of his beliefs, he did the right thing by calling his supervisor, but she instead chose to fire him instead of sending another driver

    CARTS violated Title VII, a federal law that prevents religious discrimination.

    The ACLJ does a lot of good work a group based in Atlanta Georgia
    They fight for the rights of Christians



    The complaint is at the link
    http://www.aclj.org/media/pdf/Graning-DCT-FILED-Doc-1-Complaint-20100714.pdf
     
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    What if she had just been going for a Pap smear?

    If that was the case, I'd consider him to be a slacker.
     
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    Not the point, it does not matter what her intent was, what matters is the fact that the man objected based on his faith. And was fired based on that
     
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    He's suing under the same Civil Rights Act of 1964 that so many on USMB want to see being repealed. I wonder if many of those same people will be rallying in this thread against it in this case. :eusa_think:
     
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    Seems to me he was fired for refusing to do his job. He had no way of knowing the reasons this young lady was going to PP, it's none of his business, and his job his to drive the damn bus. He chose not to, he lost his job.

    Considering the economy and today's job market, I'd say he should've kept his mouth shut.
     
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    Do you think the man should have been fired?

    Our faith has been under assault since way before you were born Modbert.

    Madeline Ohare comes to mind, and yet many are ok with sharia law being implemented in this country, what more shall we sacrifice on the altar of political correctness?
     
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    I say he should have the right to refuse an act that he feels goes against the very roots of his beliefs, I would do the same.

    The supervisor could have sent another driver, that is why he called her, shees. I wonder how many times I will have to drive this point home
     
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    See Hjmick's post for what I think. What if he was told from then on that his daily route would involve dropping people off at PP daily? And he refused? Should his employer continue to pay for a employee who refuses to do his job?

    There is a point where religious beliefs get in the way of a job. Do you think people with some of the more extreme religious beliefs are going to get their way in the hospital field? "Oh, I'm sorry, I can't do this blood transfusion, my religion won't allow it."

    You know what's going to happen? They're likely going to tell you to GTFO.
     
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    Blood transfusion? That is ridiculous, come on Modbert. The man did not get in the way of a job, he tried to reconcile it by calling his supervisor, who in fact made a decision to fire him instead of sending another driver
     
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    Link, por favor.
     

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