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#1 Hum

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:55

A woman claims she was fired for having premarital sex by a Christian college in San Diego, California.

Teri James has since filed a lawsuit against San Diego Christian College in El Cajon claiming wrongful termination.

She admits that she became pregnant through having premarital sex, and has claimed that this was the reason the Christian college dismissed her. James has now hired high profile attorney, Gloria Allred, to argue her case against SDCC, according to KGTV.

In November 2012, Allred became the attorney for Natalie Khawan, twin sister to Jill Kelley in the General David Petraeus scandal, during her custody dispute for her son.

James has claimed that she was told by the human resources director at the college that she was not being fired for being pregnant, but instead for engaging in premarital sex. She claims she was given two options; quit or be fired.

Allred has made clear these allegations, telling media sources: "The HR director indicated that she was not being fired because she was pregnant. Instead, she was being terminated because she had premarital sex."

James was reportedly fired from the Christian college four months ago, where she had been employed as a financial aid specialist.

She claims that her employers were satisfied with her work until they learned of her pregnancy out of wedlock.

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#2 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:03

America makes the Taliban look positively liberal. :no:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:13

America makes the Taliban look positively liberal. :no:

Not really; she was fired, not set on fire.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:14

America makes the Taliban look positively liberal. :no:


Actually it doesn't. If she signed a contract containing a moral clause, then there are within their right... heck, even without, it is a religious place that likes to keep up the morals that it stands for, then it is reasonalbe to end her employment if she tarnishes it.

Kind of like a bank firing an employee that files for bankruptsy, or stops paying their mortgage and tanks their credit, etc.

A job isn't a right, and if you don't abide by the 'rules' and company image, then you are out.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:16

Religion once again proving how it does nothing good for the world.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:24

Religion once again proving how it does nothing good for the world.


Except ignoring all the good things that Christians (Again, not speaking for all religions, this topic is specific) HAVE done in the world with regards to charity organizations if you've spent about 5 minutes researching. Jesus sets a perfect precedence for such. Of course, there are people who are corrupt in some organizations and have abused their privileges, but this is no different than any other charities -- on a general scale on a grand scheme of things your assertion is basically incorrect.

I am not about to enter into Neowin's infamous anti-religious trolling debate so this will be my last post in this tread about this. Moving on...

Actually it doesn't. If she signed a contract containing a moral clause, then there are within their right... heck, even without, it is a religious place that likes to keep up the morals that it stands for, then it is reasonalbe to end her employment if she tarnishes it.

Kind of like a bank firing an employee that files for bankruptsy, or stops paying their mortgage and tanks their credit, etc.

A job isn't a right, and if you don't abide by the 'rules' and company image, then you are out.


Exactly.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:31

California is an at-will work state meaning you can be fired for any reason or no reason. Basically If an employer fires you because of your race, sexual orientation, sex, etc, it is a wrongful termination. If they just don't like you (or you get pregnant out of wedlock and they don't like it) you are out of luck.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:31

Actually it doesn't. If she signed a contract containing a moral clause,


Huh ???

Is this legal in USA ??? Please don't tell me it is.

Here such a clause is void even if you sign a contract with it. The CNT laws override such clause.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:45

Not really; she was fired, not set on fire.


Nah under Taliban rule, she'd just get 80 lashings if the guy she had sex with was unmarried too. If not, well then she would have been stoned to death.

Edit: Same for the guy.

Edit 2: If she was pregnant, they'd wait until she'd given birth to the kid and the kid had grown out of breastfeeding age and then the punishment would be administered.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:48

Huh ???

Is this legal in USA ??? Please don't tell me it is.

Here such a clause is void even if you sign a contract with it. The CNT laws override such clause.


Perfectly legal. Morals clauses are typically seen in the contracts of public figures, such as athletes, actors/actresses, and others.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 00:12

Actually it doesn't. If she signed a contract containing a moral clause, then there are within their right... heck, even without, it is a religious place that likes to keep up the morals that it stands for, then it is reasonalbe to end her employment if she tarnishes it.


A caring religion would help her raise the child and make accommodations for her situation, not deprive her of her only source of income and publicly humiliate her. It's sad that religion is applied in a fundamentally intolerant way. Can you imagine Christ's second coming in today's society? Christians would brand the unmarried pregnant mother-to-be a ###### and kick her out on the street to sell her body to make ends meet, where she'd get addicted to drugs and give birth to the meth addicted, HIV-infected Son of God.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 00:18

California is an at-will work state meaning you can be fired for any reason or no reason. Basically If an employer fires you because of your race, sexual orientation, sex, etc, it is a wrongful termination. If they just don't like you (or you get pregnant out of wedlock and they don't like it) you are out of luck.


This, end of thread basically.. as long as she wasn't terminated because of a protected class as said above.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 00:21

Religion once again proving how it does nothing good for the world.


and I wonder what have you done good for the world???
I've seen church helped the homeless and those in need (food, clothes, and place warm to stay, jobs you name it)
please tell us what good have you done for the world more than other religious institutions.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 00:23

America makes the Taliban look positively liberal. :no:


No, she was not beheaded.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 00:25

A caring religion would help her raise the child and make accommodations for her situation, not deprive her of her only source of income and publicly humiliate her. It's sad that religion is applied in a fundamentally intolerant way. Can you imagine Christ's second coming in today's society? Christians would brand the unmarried pregnant mother-to-be a ###### and kick her out on the street to sell her body to make ends meet, where she'd get addicted to drugs and give birth to the meth addicted, HIV-infected Son of God.


wow....um....is there something you need to talk about, like get off your chest or something? it is a Christian college, not a church. i'm sure the church would help her out is she needs help.