Monday, December 19, 2011

CALIFORNIA: Court Rules That Churches May Fire Employees For Shacking Up - My "Moral" Dilemma

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The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is applauding a California appeals court for ruling that a church was allowed to fire an employee because she was living in sin.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that the Red Hill Lutheran Church in Tustin had the right to fire a preschool director for living with her boyfriend while she is unmarried. In upholding a lower-court ruling, the court said the church's decision to fire teacher Sara Henry was acceptable because she violated a church ordinance. The preschool director continued to live with her boyfriend following a failed marriage and had a child out of wedlock. Henry filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the church in 2009.
Religious institutions are generally held to be exempt from the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The court ruled that the exemption applied in this case because the woman was fired for religious reasons.

WOW. I am thinking of too many things at once. I can see 2 points to this.
This is a great move on the chess board and we are in check.

1 If we disagree with them, we will be judging their "moral and religious" chosen behavior and rights which are backed up by history and the law while we are saying they can discriminate against us by giving them exemptions to current anti-discrimination laws. We sound like them.

2. If we agree, we are condoning their "moral and religious" chosen behavior . This is equal to giving guns to the enemy. Why would we do that?

Part of me is happy they chased after another type of "sinner".
Part is sad over the church sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and the lady lost her job.
Part feels like Macy's. You knew the rules when you were hired. If you can't follow the rules, you're fired.

A true "moral" dilemma

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