A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

Persecution of the Day

Posted by Godefroi on July 18, 2008

Right here in the the Good Ol’ U.S. of A.

Jeff Johnson – OneNewsNow:  A professional counselor has been fired for referring a homosexual patient to another counselor for relationship advice. The counselor who was dismissed is a Christian. 

Marcia Walden is a professional counselor who worked for Computer Sciences Corporation, a government contractor that provides Employee Assistance Program counselors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But Walden was suspended and subsequently fired when she referred a homosexual CDC employee to another counselor for advice on the woman’s same-sex relationship.  

Jim Campbell, litigation counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), says employers are required by law to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs, when doing so would cause no hardship. “Employees should not be forced to check their religious beliefs at the door,” he argues. Campbell says Walden was motivated by her religious and ethical beliefs, and she felt she was unable to offer the employee counsel. “…[S]he did what was ethically reasonable. She referred this employee to another counselor who was able to do the job,” he explains.

Hey, at least no one’s killing us or attacking our churches … yet.

2 Responses to “Persecution of the Day”

  1. You know, I would agree with you, she did the right thing. But…I can’t find any citations to this story that aren’t from right-wing Christian sites. I would really like to know the other side of the story, because this doesn’t seem right to me.

  2. Godefroi said

    Other citations are probably hard to come by due primarily to lack of interest. Noting anti-Christian bias is rare outside of our “Fundie” community. 🙂

    A copy of the complaint filed by ADF can be found here.

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