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.