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  • Yes, they should be allowed to demand a traditional Christian moral code from all teachers

    40 41.24%
  • They should be allowed if they prove they apply the same standards to all teachers

    4 4.12%
  • They should be allowed, but that doesn't make it right

    22 22.68%
  • They are discriminating against women, since fornication is more obvious with them

    3 3.09%
  • If the school board members can prove they never fornicated, then they stand on solid ground

    3 3.09%
  • Christian schools should not be allowed to discriminate on moral grounds

    11 11.34%
  • Christians are the biggest bunch of hypocrites on the face of the Earth!

    8 8.25%
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    6 6.19%
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    Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Here's the story:

    FOXNews.com - Fla. Christian School Fires Teacher Over 'Fornication' Claims

    A former Florida teacher said the administrators of a Christian school where she was employed fired her because she became pregnant just before her wedding, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

    Now, she has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the private school in St. Cloud, Fla.

    Jarrestta Hamilton said April of 2009 was the happiest month of her life. She was a newlywed and newly pregnant and teaching fourth graders at Southland Christian School. She said it was about that time when she approached by the administration to talk about "maternity leave."

    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.
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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Its a private business so yes they should be able to fire anyone who does something that does not line up with their beliefs.
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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    It was her private time she should sue.

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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its a private business so yes they should be able to fire anyone who does something that does not line up with their beliefs.
    She was not doing anything illegal nor trying intentionally to harm the school. She should sue them.

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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    She was not doing anything illegal nor trying intentionally to harm the school. She should sue them.
    She can't win. It is a private institution and Florida is an "at will" state. You can be fired for any reason at any time, period. The worst that she can do is maybe collect unemployment. The law suit will go no place.

    If she had claimed discrimination, she maybe could have gotten something. Not for this as it was not discriminatory.
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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    She was not doing anything illegal nor trying intentionally to harm the school. She should sue them.
    The school is a private business and therefore have the right to fire anyone that does not conform to their standards.
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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Private business. As far as I'm concerned, they can fire her for whatever reason they want. Hell, they don't even need a reason.

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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Private business. As far as I'm concerned, they can fire her for whatever reason they want. Hell, they don't even need a reason.
    Yep, this.

    It's unfortunate that the baby might be born into poverty now though. In my opinion thats not the Christian thing to do but whatever.

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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The school is a private business and therefore have the right to fire anyone that does not conform to their standards.
    Sorry but individual rights trump a business' rights IMHO. After all individual rights are what makes this a great nation.

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    Re: Should a Christian school be allowed to fire a teacher for fornication?

    I think they have the right to do so. If their goal is to educate children with a Christian education then they should be able to fire workers for having affairs and other things. My university does this, it's affiliated with a Christian denomination and faculty who break rules (like having affairs) are fired. They agree to those terms when they take the job.
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