Certainly not news to anyone(?), but there is a religious war being waged in our nation. As we’ve reported here many times, independent organizations, and even our own beloved government are methodically working to eliminate symbols and mention of Christianity and the Judeo-Christian God from schools, the workplace and the military.
The Supreme Court decision to mandate same-sex marriage has only ratcheted up that war.
Recently, the ACLU filed a motion against a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses because, as an Apostolic Christian, she has a sincere religious objection. So she decided not to issue marriage licenses to any couple whether they are straight or gay.
The ACLU said they do not compel her compliance through incarceration, but instead they urge the court to impose financial penalties “sufficiently serious” to compel her immediate compliance without further delay.
Meanwhile, A recently-converted Muslim woman has filed a complaint against her employer, ExpressJet, saying she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol — which is against HER religious beliefs.
As CBS Local reports, “Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), says Charee Stanley followed management’s directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkers to accommodate passenger requests for alcohol.
However, Masri said, ExpressJet Airlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filed “an Islamophobic complaint” that referenced Stanley’s head scarf.
We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs,” Masri said at a news conference in Farmington Hills on Tuesday.
“Instead, ExpressJet chose to violate Ms. Stanely’s constitutional rights, placed her on administrative leave for 12 months after which her employment may be administratively terminated.”
Masri said the arrangement Stanley had with other attendants to serve the alcohol for her had been working out just fine since Stanley converted to Islam about a month after becoming a flight attendant for ExpressJet.
“I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living,” Stanley said. “I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other, because they’re both important.”
Indeed im_mrs_stanley. That’s exactly Ms. Davis’ point of view. But here are some differences to consider.
1. Up until the Supreme Court ruling, Ms. Davis was able to carry out her duties without issue. She took the job knowing full well what the requirements were. The requirements changed.
2. Ms. Davis works for the government and is required to uphold government laws. Unfortunately, it appears the government is not required to uphold Ms. Davis’ constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion.
3. Mrs. Stanley on the other hand, took her job knowing full well what the requirements were. The requirements didn’t change; SHE did.
4. Mrs. Stanley works for a private company, not the government. The company has put her on paid leave for a year. That’s plenty of time for her to find a job where she doesn’t have to be around alcohol (or ham sandwiches) ever again.
Typically, while Ms. Davis is the target of attacks and ridicule by both the government and the left for her religious beliefs, Mrs. Stanley is championed as a “victim” for hers.