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RE: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union

From: user 4.
Sent on: Friday, October 24, 2008 12:01 AM
Quoting Abby <[address removed]>:
> What job field actually fired you because of your lack of religion???  Yeah,
> that's illegal in this country.  It's no different from firing someone based
> on their race or gender.  Your rights are in the Constitution: Separation of
> Church and State.

Working at a software company where most of my immediate coworkers are  
liberal (or not rabidly conservative), I have had more than a few  
discussions about religious or philosophical issues.  It doesn't seem  
to be a big deal and I don't feel like I'm in eminent danger of losing  
my job.

However, my primary SO who is a pagan, works for a small company with  
a very conservative president (and VP).  Although one of the ladies  
working there is an out lesbian, she feels completely uncomfortable  
expressing her religious or political views at work and feels the need  
to be very careful with this.

Are there any legal protections in place for unbelievers?

I can say that as an unbeliever, I would definitely feel uncomfortable  
working at a place like this ... I'd guess that the culture of the  
place contributes to a necessarily hostile environment for any  

And I am quite troubled by the idea of "Corporate Chaplains" ...


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