Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christian Businesses Must Employ Atheists: Judge

A judge has ruled that Tyler Stille, a small grocery store owner in Tabor, Iowa, harassed former employee Sherri Chafin by criticizing her for lying about her cohabitation in order to get government assistance benefits and by recommending specific Bible readings. Although Chafin accepted the job knowing it is a Christian-based business, she now admits that she's never believed in the Bible or churches in general, and is currently employed at Romantix (a sex shop).

On the other hand, it's just fine when President Obama's DOJ Forces Employees to Celebrate Sexual Deviancy (the religion of the Gay Agenda)

You see, the problem is that Christians Cause Workplace Conflict, Therefore Silence Them

However, a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against President Obama's EEOC gives some hope for Christian businesses.

-- From "Iowa store owner can't preach to the people he hires so must pay ex-worker's jobless benefits" by The Associated Press 11/13/13

Sherri Chafin said she quit in January 2012 after Stille preached to her about the wisdom of King Solomon and questioned her lifestyle. She filed for unemployment pay.

"He told me that I should read one psalm, or one chapter, per day, something like that," Chafin testified at an unemployment hearing.

"He asked me if I was receiving food stamps, or any welfare, or anything like that. He told me that if I was, it was unjust because I worked and I lived with my roommate — who is my boyfriend and we're not married," Chafin testified. "He was very intimidating."

Stille said his employees all knew before they were hired that faith is an integral part of his business.

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From "Judge: Workplace lecture was religious harassment" by Clark Kauffman, The Des Moines Register 1/13/13

The case centered on a question that often divides civil libertarians and people of faith: Do business owners have the right to advocate for their religious beliefs in discussions with employees?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that workers cannot be forced to participate in religious activity as a condition of employment at a typical, non-faith-based business. The courts have held that business owners are free to share with workers their own religious beliefs, but also said that unwanted proselytizing is a form of religious harassment.

Stille said he complimented Chafin on her work ethic, calling her a "workhorse," and said his final meeting with her was prompted by Chafin making an inappropriate remark to a customer. He said he began the meeting by asking his wife for a Bible because it was his intent to read Chafin some proverbs.

Stille said that although he had previously questioned Chafin about her faith and her reliance on food stamps, there was little or no discussion along those lines the day she quit.

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From "Boss lectured staffer about Bible, called her a ‘crapster’: Unacceptable?" by Dan Wisniewski, HRMmorning.com 11/15/13

Store owner Tyler Stille says it’s clear his faith is an important part of his business. A Christian fish symbol is part of the store’s sign, the store plays Christian music “all the time” and he tells interviewees about his faith.

[Julie Elder,] administrative law judge (ALJ) sided with Chafin, saying that Stille’s conduct was “inapproriate, unacceptable and unprofessional,” at best. The ALJ also said Stille had created an intolerable work environment.

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Also read how this month's Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would further infringe on Christians' businesses and even require Christian schools to hire cross-dressing men.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism