I eschew direct deposits
To my bank account, because it’s
A religious violation of my deeply held beliefs!
I avoid all on-line banking
And it’s Jesus Christ I’m thanking
Cos he gave his life so bravely to legitimize my beefs
If by rules I am confronted
So I can’t get what I wanted
I’ve devised a simple strategy, which cannot be denied:
Any threat to my behavior,
I break out my Lord and Savior!
Though the law may be against me, I’ve got Jesus on my side!
A report out of Akron, Ohio, finds a new attempt at seeking a religious exemption–not same-sex this or birth-control that, but direct deposit banking.
An Austintown Township man has filed a federal complaint against FirstEnergy alleging that he was fired over religious objections to direct deposit of his paycheck into a bank account.
The civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court by Lee Yeager claims that FirstEnergy fired him in 2005.
Yeager, who according to the suit is a Christian Fundamentalist, says that he held a sincere religious belief that conflicted with FirstEnergy’s direct deposit employment requirement.
The lawsuit does not cite any specific biblical references that are behind the objection.
So, yeah. I could see objecting to direct deposit for secular reasons. I mean, how are you going to tuck away a portion of your paycheck for gambling and carousing without anyone finding out about it, if you aren’t the one making the deposits?
But this guy claims a religious conflict? I’ll open this up to my religious experts here–what could such a conflict be? Does he want a bit less transparency when it comes to tithing? (that’s me being cynical again…)