Just Who Do You Think You Are, Man?


Secular Okie

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately, one we’ve all seemed to accept as normal. When did it become OK for employers  to control an employee’s morality?  Several instances of this have come up recently. A Houston Chronicle society reporter by the name of Sarah Tressler was fired from her job when it was discovered she did the occasional exotic dance in her off hours. Derek Fenton was fired from his job at the New Jersey Transit Authority last year after he attended a protest (on his own time) where he burned a Koran (which is disgusting and stupid, but legal last I checked). Last month a new law in Arizona went into effect that not only allows employers, under the cover of “religious freedom”, to refuse to cover contraception in their employee health coverage (in violation of Federal law, naturally), but it also seems to give employers the right to…

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