Aren't there Bibles in hotel rooms, jails, etc... The Bible says a lot of things, but they're just words. Sticks and stones people.. This **** bothers me to no end.
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let's get this right
it was not that he was expressing his Christian views
it was that he was expressing very rigid, very intolerant views, that got him in trouble
he leads what is likely a diverse group of employees
using that book, a person with LBGT inclinations (as but one example) who was not promoted could then claim their promotion was denied only because of their sexual orientation. an orientation that the chief, in his own words, found abhorrent
the book does give the employer HR problems because it gives employees a basis to challenge disciplinary and non-selection actions, despite that discipline and/or non-selection being for legitimate reasons
so unless he was berating people that were gay in the firehouse or he was making their life more difficult or insulting them
he wasn't creating any kind of hostile work environment.
creating a book outside of work for a bible study that contains a chapter on what the bible says about sexual morality can't get you fire.
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Here's part of my HR policy that would probably land under:
So if I wrote a book, the act of handing it out would fall under conduct, that makes condemning or derogatory remarks about sexual orientations and has the effect of creating a hostile or offensive work enviroment, I would violate my HR policy and be fired. I cannot speak for other companies though.5.0 Key Definitions
Harassment means any derogatory, abusive, or inflammatory remarks or conduct, based in whole or in part on age, disability status, race, national origin, color, religion, sex, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, breastfeeding or lactation status, citizenship status, or any other class protected by laws that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment, or of unreasonably interfering with an employee's work performance or employment opportunities.
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