Yes, they should be allowed to demand a traditional Christian moral code from all teachers
They should be allowed if they prove they apply the same standards to all teachers
They should be allowed, but that doesn't make it right
They are discriminating against women, since fornication is more obvious with them
If the school board members can prove they never fornicated, then they stand on solid ground
Christian schools should not be allowed to discriminate on moral grounds
Christians are the biggest bunch of hypocrites on the face of the Earth!
Her lawyers are going to go the "hostile work environment" and/or discrimination route. This firing will never stand up to court scrutiny and this school is going to be paying some heavy damages if they don't settle with her first. Either way, she is gonna make a mint off this, "at will" or not.
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No Lives Matter
They are not trying to control anyone. It is understood with any Christian org that certain morals be upheld or be fired. I mean would a Christian school want a Muslim teaching? Of course not. A Muslim school would not want a Christian teacher. Being a private organization makes them allot of things, but a cult??? That is laughable at best.
No Lives Matter
Would it be a violation of her individual rights if they didn't fire her? Because as an individual she agreed to the terms of her employment. If they were to ignore that then they would be dishonoring her rights as an individual by not holding her to a contract that she agreed to. The school is justified, she chose to do what she did and chose to terminate her employment.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
3 lousy weeks, surely she could have lied a bit? It's easy for a baby to be that much premature.
One of ours was 3 weeks early, the other about a week. Can't be positive about the second one, but for the first, I know exactly when I got back from Vietnam. If he ain't a preemie, I ain't his daddy....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
She said when asked, she admitted that the baby was conceived three weeks before the wedding. A week later, she said the school fired her. Attorney Ed Gay is helping Hamilton sue the school, claiming that her termination amounts to discrimination based on her pregnancy and marital status.
"If they're going to single her out because she conceived prior to marriage, but allow people to remain employed who conceived during a marriage, isn't that discriminating against her based on her marital status?" asked Gay, according to MyFoxOrlando.com.
Officially, as a private institution they have the right to fire her if she does not meet whatever standards they set, as long as those standards are universally applied to everyone.
Personally.... well, I am one of those right-wing extremist, conservative Christian fundies so many of you love to hate... and I think this was a bit harsh. If she had remained unmarried and expressed no intention to marry the father, then they would have had more reasonable justification: her continued presence as an unwed mother would have been an example contrary to biblical teachings, in a person the children would look at as a authority figure. But, she and the babydaddy DID get married... so it was more of a "temporary irregularity"... and there are a good many of those sort of "temporary irregularities" among even the Faithful.
I think they should have let it go, under the circumstances.
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Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
NOW - with the school being part of a religious institution - it should be excepted from discrimination in employment. Therefore, they can fire her for not fulfilling a religious role.
And Hooters gets a VERY, VERY, VERY special exemption called a Bone Fide Occupational Qualification - but only for their servers and bartenders. In other words, they can't say - fire a female kitchen employee or manager because she doesn't look good in orange shorts.