Last edited by ChrisL; 08-28-12 at 06:33 AM.
My main function as a Christian is to be the biggest possible jerk as a demonstration of the awe found in God's Grace and Forgiveness. (That love part comes in to play at some point)
c'mon people. title VII was established in an effort to end discrimination in the work place
and that is exactly what it is doing here
the young woman - who i suspect would be an excellent employee because she obviously has core values and follows the edicts of her church - should not have to go seek out from among all employers that limited subset which welcomes those of the pentecost faith
she is entitled to worship as she pleases and employers are not free to discriminate against her because of her faith
in this instance, that includes her obeying her G_d and not wearing apparel her religion recognizes to be that of the opposing gender
now, the employer gets a free pass to discriminate against accommodating her religiously prescribed needs IF it can show that such accommodation is unreasonable
and that is now the burden of burger king. to demonstrate to the court that allowing this woman to wear a long skirt in the work place, instead of long pants, is an unreasonable accommodation
Companies have a right to have a dress code.
Employees who choose to work there agree to accept that dress code.
The boundaries issue is good point, and who is to say which religions are considered "true" religions. If you think about it, whether or not a religion is true would totally depend on the believer. Also, when I read into this religion on a website, it specifically said that they can't wear "mens' clothing." It said NOTHING about having to wear a skirt. Maybe they DO believe they have to wear skirts, but I failed to find where it specifically mentioned skirts or dresses anywhere.