Friday, February 27, 2004


The ACLU is sniffing lawsuit because of supposed religious discrimination by the Salvation Army:
Current and former Salvation Army employees sued the organization famous for its red Christmas kettles Tuesday, alleging the government-funded group preached religious and sexual intolerance to its staff.

The workers accused the Salvation Army of creating a hostile work environment for about 600 employees who provide social services for more than 2,000 children in New York state.

The charitable organization required employees to pledge to preach the Gospel, to identify their church affiliation and to authorize their religious leaders to reveal private information to the Salvation Army, according to the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union's New York chapter.

I can tell you right now that the church I work with exercised religious discrimination when they looked for an evangelist. They would not have hired a Catholic, a Methodist or a Muslim. But what's the difference (for now, anyway)? Government money. Where government money goes, goes the government, its ridiculous policies and an aggressively anti-religious ACLU.

Just ask the Salvation Army.

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