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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    I guess if an employer puts that in their employee rules and regulations and employee contract upfront and the prospective employee is told about it clearly when being offered the job, then yes. But they cant impose it later on employees. People are not forced to take the job.

    Of course, anything against current state or fed law they cannot do, just like any other employer.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Well, gosh... forcing people to go to non sex segregated clinics (which dont exist in the US) would be forcing them to voilate religious beliefs.

    Forcing Jehovahs witnesses to pay for blood transfusions comes to mind. Forcing Christian Scientists to get ANY health insurance is an issue too, no?
    Allowing them to work in a non-segregated workplace and deal in person with customers of the opposite gender would be violating religious beliefs then.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    How does an employee know the relgious faith of their prospective employer...that pre-supposes that Muslims look or act a certain way. What does a Christian look like?
    People are, or at least should be, informed of the rules and company guidelines when they take a job. They usually get a handbook. They are told the hours, expectations, benefits, etc. The minute a prospective employer says something like, "we only offer 2 paid holidays a year" or "our dress code is" or "we do not allow..." and then "would you have a problem with this?", that is when you ask further questions to see where those go.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    What about a dress code that required female employees wear a burka?
    She is not forced to take the job.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    She is not forced to take the job.
    Conversely, no one is forced to work at HL.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    If an employer believes in Sharia Law should they be allowed to impose Sharia law on its employees?
    NO, and if they did. You could man up and quit.

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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Conversely, no one is forced to work at HL.
    Never said they were. They can also quit *if this bothers them.*
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Conversely, no one is forced to work at HL.
    But the owners of Hobby Lobby are not required by their religion to run a business, either. Furthermore - since they claim to be Christian - Jesus required His followers to obey the law, and he backed this up by submitting to Roman law even though it resulted in His death as an innocent man.

    Add to that the fact that HL's insurance does cover vasectomies, and much of what they sell comes from sweatshops in China, that nation where abortions are often required by law and performed against the wishes of the woman. That, and never before have our federal courts agreed that the religious beliefs of the business owner trump federal law.

    The HL decision was judicial activism on the part of the conservative judges and nothing more.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    But the owners of Hobby Lobby are not required by their religion to run a business, either. Furthermore - since they claim to be Christian - Jesus required His followers to obey the law, and he backed this up by submitting to Roman law even though it resulted in His death as an innocent man.

    Add to that the fact that HL's insurance does cover vasectomies, and much of what they sell comes from sweatshops in China, that nation where abortions are often required by law and performed against the wishes of the woman. That, and never before have our federal courts agreed that the religious beliefs of the business owner trump federal law.

    The HL decision was judicial activism on the part of the conservative judges and nothing more.
    The US government is not invested in holding people accountable for the teachings of Jesus. (And I find it quite laughable that we have so many athiests who try to do just that when they themselves do not understand His teachings.) The US government is secular and it is responsible to balance the interests of all its citizens. If the owners of HL find this to be objectionable, it is within the purview of the government to see that their interest is balanced with those who do not. This is by far not the first time that our government has refused to force someone to do something they find morally reprehensible. Does the term 'conscience objector' mean anything to you?

    The HL case was not about vasectomies. It was about the type of birth control that causes an abortion. And the women involved are not forbidden to use it.
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    Re: If an Employer Believes In Sharia Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Only if all its employees are adherents to Islam.
    No, short of imposing rules that would violate the U.S. law, he should be able to impose whatever rules he wants in his own private business and that would include Sharia rules and restrictions.
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