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Just found out about these guys: The C12 Group (www.c12group.com). They're all about making you a profitable Christian company by applying the Bible to your business plan. And how do they accomplish that? Why, by recommending that you fire all the lesbians, that's how!

http://www.courthousenews.com/...

"NEWARK (CN) - An (Ashleys Furniture) store manager who 'spoke in tongues,' and doubted that a worker was a 'true Christian' fired her after learning she was a lesbian, and said God had told her to do it, the fired worker claims in court..."
"...During the interview, Martin also advised plaintiff that Chrinian adhered to the teachings of the C12 Group - a group of Christian business owners that advocates the application of biblical principals to business management."

C12 is giving legal cover to bigotry. They're an extention of this maniac Tea Party/Religious Ultraconservative red tide, poisoning every part of society it touches.

You lost my business Ashley's Furniture/Factory Direct - and any other company that practices bigotry using C12 reasoning as cover.

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  •  Totally repuslive. (4+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon, webranding, Lorinda Pike, JeffW

    That is NOT how Christians are supposed to behave. I think it's a goddamned shame that people feel they have to have some justification for their bigotry. More authentic would just be to say "hey, I'm a homophobe, and I don't need Leviticus and St. Paul to justify my actions". But of course, bigots are, by nature, cowards.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:23:26 AM PST

    •  This Stuff Is Hard To Read (2+ / 0-)
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      Lorinda Pike, JeffW

      Honestly I can't wrap my mind around the thinking. I often mention I was raised in a Republican household. My parents taught me a lot of things, one of them was not to judge or belittle other people. That is just such a simple, basic concept.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:48:56 AM PST

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    •  these folks don't have a constitutional or (2+ / 0-)
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      Lorinda Pike, JeffW

      theological leg to stand on.  In a RTW state, such firings are legal but in nonRTW states, I think it has already been established that owners are free to practice their religion but are not free to interfere in the religious practices of others.  Hence, if Easter is given as a religious holiday, workers have the right of their equivalent holiday; he cannot force his workers to celebrate Easter (forgive the foggy thoughts; I am on a steep decline this afternoon)  

  •  There is no question... (5+ / 0-)

    ...this is a violation of New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination.

    The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status. The LAD prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit and business contracts
  •  Relieved that existing laws offer some protection- (2+ / 0-)
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    JGibson, JeffW

    -and hopefully this is one rogue owner (seem a lot of them crawling out of the woodwork post-Obama win.)  But it's disturbing to see how their efforts morph and (dare I say) evolve to escape detection.  

    Seems I have to do a background check to buy a head of lettuice.  Yeah - I'm lookin' at you Whole Foods.

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