Friday, February 24, 2006

Intern Fired For Off The Clock Religion

I found this while checking out fellow North Carolinian Ogre's blog

Ogre's Politics & Views

And no, that's not using government time or money to attempt to spread your religion, it's BEING Christian. The Department of Children and Family Services in California has decided it will simply not permit you to work for them if you are a Christian -- no matter how good work you do with them. Simply put, if you go to church on Sunday, that's enough to get you fired.

Jacqueline Escobar, an intern to DCFS, was fired because she openly spoke about her religion WHEN SHE WAS NOT WORKING. She was also told to sign a document that said she had "an inability to separate her religious beliefs from her role" as an intern. She refused to sign.

I'd love for someone to go to the DCFS and see if there is anyone there that doesn't murder. If there is, those people aren't correctly separating their religion from work. Oh, and there better not be a single person working there with a dot on their forehead from any Indian religion. Robes? Yarmulkes? Are all those banned as well? Not likely.

Only the Christian religion, NOT EXPRESSED at work, but by simply BEING a member of that one religion, is not allowed.

So, if you are a Christian, and actually believe your religion, you are not permitted to work for the government in CA. Apparently the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only applies to blacks and muslims.

A lawsuit has been filed, but it will likely be settled and the anti-Christian hate-mongers who fired her will very likely be promoted instead of fired. But no, Christians aren't hated and aren't persecuted, ever -- at least that's what the left claims.

What a bunch of junk. I then followed his source link and found this.


A straight-A student, Escobar was complimented regularly by the DCFS for her work. But she came under scrutiny for sharing her faith with co-workers during lunch breaks and after-hours, and for changing into a shirt with a religious message – "Found" – after signing out for the day, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing her.

Escobar was directed to stop sharing her faith, even during breaks and after work hours.

Also, the university ordered her to sign a document admitting she had "an inability to separate her religious beliefs from her role" as an intern.

She refused to sign the document, arguing she couldn't agree to such a sweeping prohibition that included her religious practice during non-working hours.

Consequently, Escobar was terminated from her internship and threatened with expulsion from the graduate program.

Seems to me that Escobar has been treated unjustly in this case. 10 to 1 that the misinterpration of 'seperation of church and state' will be cited as just cause for the way she was treated.

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