A jury just awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollars to two Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to transport alcoholic beverages. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is quite pleased with this result, saying in a press release:
“EEOC is proud to support the rights of workers to equal treatment in the workplace without having to sacrifice their religious beliefs or practices,” said EEOC General Counsel David Lopez. “This is fundamental to the American principles of religious freedom and tolerance.”
For those who are having trouble following the inconsistently bouncing ball, the position of the Federal and many State governments apparently is this:
– If, on the other hand, you are a Christian business owner, the government will force you to violate your beliefs in order to prevent someone who could just as easily go to another business from “feeling bad.”
As the government increasingly shows its blatant partiality to any belief system BUT Christianity, it can expect to lose what the Chinese would call “the Mandate of Heaven” — and any legitimacy in the eyes of those who follow Christ.