Christians beware

We all know that America is the home of the free and land of the brave and that we don’t discriminate on the basis of religion.

Well maybe, maybe not.

In Michigan, Christians may be able to worship as they please, but they might not get that promotion they want if an equally qualified non-Christian wants the job.

Nothing should surprise me anymore, but this story posted by Tom Gantert at CAPCON Michigan Capitol Confidential is pretty amazing.

In essence, there is a provision in the teachers union contract in Ferndale Public Schools in Oakland County which gives “special consideration” to applicants who, among other criteria, are of “the non-Christian faith.”

It apparently doesn’t matter that the statement breaks state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment and public services on the basis of religion.

Funny, I have not yet seen members of the ACLU lining up to yell “that’s not fair” to Christians. Maybe they will but I am not going to hold my breath.

While school board officials are denying discrimination ever takes place, the language apparently is in the contract.

This story needs to serve as a reminder to Christians that we must constantly be on guard to protect our religious freedom. We must never take that freedom for granted.

6 Responses to “Christians beware”

  1. Todd Stinnett Says:

    Thanks for the head’s up Lonnie.

  2. drmikeboyd Says:

    Reblogged this on Mike Boyd and commented:
    Lonnie Wilkey is one of the most fair and level headed editors I have ever known. In a day when many religious editors are being hamstrung, Lonnie has stood his ground. I consider Lonnie to be a close personal friend and am grateful that he keeps us all informed as Tennessee Baptists.
    Why do I write about our editor. Because one of the ways these stories are being reduced is by disqualifying its source. Lonnie is as qualified as any to write on the subject of religion and culture. Thank you, Sir, for your faithful service to our Lord.

  3. Larry Gilmore Says:

    Agree with Mike!

  4. Jerry E. DeZearn Says:

    This is the way it goes…discrimination now persecution later!

    Thanks Lonnie

  5. Don Lawson Says:

    Thanks for bringing it to light Lonney. A word to the wise……..

  6. Don Lawson Says:

    Sorry, please correct name to Lonnie!

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