posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:09 PM
I am not surprised by the report and will only get worse and worse as time goes by. In the worlds effort to be more politically correct, this is
going to happen, where one group is starting to gain favorable treatment under the written, and unspoken laws of the country. Those who enact the
laws and rules, tend to fail to see the outcome of such, seeking to keep the peace now, and forget that such will be in place long after they have
left. Many reports like this have come out from time to time, in different industries, from those who have a dog, and not being picked up or given a
hard time, to refusal to do their job, cause they may touch something forbidden.
Do not get me wrong, I am firm belief in the freedom of religion, and for people to worship and believe what they want to, but there comes a point
when that freedom has to be curtailed with responsiblity. Part of a job is a contract between employer and employee, both sides should investigate
the nature of that job before agreeing to take it on. If a person is that devout in their belief, then they may have to consider and ask themself is
it worth it for me to take the job, or should I go for one which will not violate a tenant of my faith? If you work in the service industry, then
it is expected you are going to encounter all sorts of things that may or may not be offensive to you, as that is part of the nature of that job. For
those who are devout in a religious nature, it means that they may or may not encounter stuff that their faith forbidds them to have contact with.
If a person is hired to do a job, the normal expectation is for them to perform it, if they require accomidations, then they need to ask for such, but
to outright refuse to do a job, well that should be grounds for termination, and or possible suspension of liscense.