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August 25, 2010

Christian NGO Allowed to hire/fire based on faith

A court rules that Christian uber charity, World Vision, may hire and fire based on religious creed, and Leftists erupt in a frenzy of outrage.  If you needed any further proof that the Left’s defense of the Ground Zero mosque has nothing to do with “religious freedom,” but with their anti judeo-christian, multiculti agenda, here it is.  The constitutional right to religious freedom and freedom of association only applies to Muslims, not Christians, and (unlike the Right) they will use the courts to enforce it.

(RNS) World Vision, the Christian humanitarian organization, can fire employees who disagree with its theological tenets, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday (Aug. 23).  In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that World Vision is a “religious corporation” and therefore exempt from a federal law that bars faith-based discrimination.

“I am satisfied that World Vision has met its burden of showing that the ‘general picture’ of the organization is ‘primarily religious,”‘ wrote Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain. “World Vision is a nonprofit organization whose humanitarian relief efforts flow from a profound sense of religious mission.”‘

Three employees, two of whom had worked at World Vision for 10 years, were fired in 2006 because they did not believe in the divinity of Jesus or the doctrine of the Trinity, O’Scannlain wrote. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars religious discrimination, but carves out an exemption for companies engaged in a religious purpose, the court ruled.

Judge Marsha S. Berzon dissented from the majority opinion, saying Congress did not intend to allow all religiously motivated nonprofits to be exempt from the law.

“That interpretation would severely tip the balance away from the pluralistic vision Congress incorporated … toward a society in which employers could self-declare as religious enclaves from which dissenters can be excluded despite their ability to do the assigned secular work as well as religiously acceptable employees,” Berzon wrote.


For Leftists gone wild, check the source article comments section!  It’s a real hoot.