We already have a de facto requirement for politicians to be religious, as in Judeo-Christian, where Mormons-sorta-count as long as they’re ultra-wealthy conservatives running against non-conservatives. An Oklahoma company has taken it one pseudo-logical step further. Not only do you have to be a Christian to work there, you better be the right kind of born-again evangelical:
Yahoo News– In the complaint filed against Voss by the EEOC, Wolfe says he saw the position on a church website. His first interview went well, but in a second interview with the branch manager, he told lawyers, he was questioned about his religious practices and beliefs. According to the complaint, the manager asked Wolfe “to identify every church he has attended over the past several years; where and when [he] was ‘saved’ and the circumstances that led up to it.”
In the interview, Wolfe claims he was told most employees at Voss were Southern Baptist, but employees could go to any church, as long as they were “born again.”
The complaint claims the manager asked Wolfe if he would “have a problem” coming to work early, without pay, to attend Bible study.
Using the same tortured logic, I don’t care what my secretary looks like, as long as she has a nice butt and big green eyes …
This is for a store that sells lights. Not a church, not a Christian bookstore or new media manager for a religious think-tank, a lighting store. And I would have a problem coming in early without pay to take a nap, let alone for Bible study.
I wonder how this would go over among the usual suspects if the requirement was you had to be a Sunni Muslim or Scientologist — or God-eh forbid, an atheist — and have to come in early without pay to spread the good word of the prophet Mohammed or Hubbard? Ahh, who am I kididng, we know exactly how that would go over. We’d be treated to wailing cries from the always oppressed super-majority of ‘you can never take our Freeeeeedom …’