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September 24, 2017


Luther Hendrix

Hopefully, when you found a job with a better work environment, you quit and you made clear to your boss exactly why. Personally, I would have made it clear there and then. Your boss has no right to impose his religious, and absurd, prejudices on his employees.

Gordon Young

Such a thing was of course very sad, but it is also possible today that the employee could have worked under a boss that, had he brought a book that was called "Famous Bible Stories" or something like that. The supervisor said "That's Religion not Evolution, That's bad. Put that away and don't take it out again". Ditto. Everyone has the right to believe or not believe. Each side should give the other the right to follow their desire. "Absurdity" (in the comment) should be used very, very sparingly. And everyone should remember the first item in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Stephen J. DeMarco, PE (retired)

The other side of the bread is that when I was a chief engineer at Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, the company issued a directive that Holy Bible study could not be conducted on company property anytime, anywhere, including lunch breaks.

At the same time the company instituted training, you know those on-line videos with graded questions afterwards, to respect the praying of our Muslim co-workers five times a day. We were told to smile at them while they prayed. They were also given a conference room to use for their prayer and study if they wanted to use it.

I think this is the general practice in the corporate world.

John Dunn

Actually, Luther, I was a "temp" in that company for what turned out to be six years. Quite frankly though, I just didn't care enough about the supervisory misconduct to want to seek remedy. I had other matters, medical issues for elderly relatives being one of them, which were pretty much using up my energy reserves.

Would I pursue it today if the occasion arose? I don't really know.

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