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Button: is it political message or a religious belief?

  1. The Rope profile image55
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    Check out this article regarding a button worn to work at Home Depot

    It seems to me as if the attorney for the fired employee is talking out about two different issues.  On one hand the attorney is saying that he is wearing a button that expresses his religious beliefs but then argues that the message is straight from the pledge of allegiance and that it carries a common denominator with what is printed on our money.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will gaurantte it is the Word God on the button. He was wearing outside of his person on the Home Depot apron and thus in public view, and they tollerated it until he stared bringing the Bible in to work. Typical discrimination against a person demonstrating his or her belief in God. Manager was ffraid some customer would comlain and sue them.


      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        How can you discriminate against some one sticking their ridiculous beliefs down your throat?


        Deary me - you religionists do like to start fights. Is that wat jeebus dun tol u 2 do? LOLOLOLOLOL

        Some of us are sick of hearing about your invisible super being with the judgment complex. wink

  2. Ivorwen profile image75
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Either way, it is discrimination.

    1. profile image0
      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. Would Home Depot let a Muslim woman wear a burqua to work? If they didn't, it would be discrimination, right?

  3. Jeffrey Neal profile image78
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    This is the point to note.  Private businesses can tell their employees to wear or not to wear whatever they want.  The employee has choice not to work there if they have a problem with it.

    This has nothing to do with religion and really isn't a free speech issue, since that applies to gov't only.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    My my my what a lot of arguments and conflicts are caused by a belief in an invisible super being. wink

    I am sure that is what He would have wanted.

    I don't see how not following the company dress code after being warned is religious or political.

    Stupid, perhaps.

  5. getitrite profile image78
    getitriteposted 8 years ago

    The employee will lose this one, and rightfully so.

  6. getitrite profile image78
    getitriteposted 8 years ago

    It seems that religion places such an unnecessary burden on workplaces.

  7. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    So this guy had been violating the dress code for over a year, and management only just got around to doing something about it?

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image78
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Probably took a higher level in the mgmt chain pointing it out to the store mgr.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Quite right. For once we agree. Dress codes are very important and this was extremely slow on their part.

      You think the fact he was bringing in a 2000 year old, hate mongering, bigoted, ridiculous, religious book favored by judgmental hypocrites had anything to do with it?

      'Cause that would be discrimination. wink

  8. Shadesbreath profile image87
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Unless you work at a company dedicated to religious stuff (think Bible retail etc.) or owned by people who are fixated on their faith, there is NO burden by religion on the workplace.

    Also, as Valerie and a few others pointed out, it's a workplace.  They get to set their own rules, particularly in regards to dresscodes etc.  This is hardly a new idea.  Any idiot who allows themselves to loose a job in a global economy like this over a dumbass button deserves to starve to death for lack of cash, thus removing a source of idiocy from the gene pool.

  9. The Rope profile image55
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    I think the attorney knows she likely can't win so she's throwing mud in all different directions - hoping to create public opinion problems for HD and force a settlement.  Otherwise why try to tie freedom of speech and governmental issues in with religious freedom issues when it's a private company and not bound by most of those laws?  I hope they refuse to submit to cheap tactics.

  10. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    Discrimination is becoming a dirty word.
    Is it ALWAYS a bad thing?
    Or is there a greater push on society to CONFORM?
    No room for freedom, or individuality!
    Another form of "political correctness" if you ask me.