posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 04:06 PM
Without knowing whether she was fired/dismissed/let go specifically because she was a lesbian, I feel that it would a little foolish of me to comment
on discrimination by Belmont...
however, commenting on the baptist church's statement - as much as I recall from Sunday School the delightful tale of how a wrathful god burned the
cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (and the one GOOD person in the city then had drunken sex with both his daughters... yeah, Lot was definitely a good
guy...), does it say anywhere in the bible that there's anything wrong with, well, gay women? As much as churches bitching and whining about people's
life choices that don't do anyone any harm is generally just annoying, do they even have a religious grounds for whining about lesbians?
If so, I apologise... they have grounds for being intolerant bigots.
EDIT: in answer to the questions raised by the OP, I have no knowledge of the legal freedom of church-oriented institutions to hire and fire as they
would, but I know that here in the UK, the Catholic Church got into trouble because they didn't want to host same-sex marriages and yet legally they
were obliged not to say no. I would imagine that if we have that sort of legislation, we also have legislation to prevent christian funded
institutions from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexuality, and every motion passed in the UK seems to be about five months
behind a similar motion in the US.
Based on a lot of assumptions, then, I'd say that Belmont could find itself in a sticky situation if they fired her on the sole grounds of her
sexuality. However, I like to pretend that there was a better reason.
edit on 17/12/2010 by TheWill because: (no reason given)