A Christian woman is battling a California university and state social agency for terminating her internship because she shared her faith with co-workers during off-hours.
Jacqueline Escobar was completing a master's degree in social work at California State University Long Beach when she interned with the Department of Children and Family Services, or DCFS.
A straight-A student, Escobar was complimented regularly by the DCFS for her work. But she came under scrutiny for sharing her faith with co-workers during lunch breaks and after-hours, and for changing into a shirt with a religious message – "Found" – after signing out for the day, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing her.
A trial is scheduled to begin April 3.
Escobar was directed to stop speaking about her faith, even during breaks and after work hours.
Also, the university ordered her to sign a document admitting she had "an inability to separate her religious beliefs from her role" as an intern.
She refused to sign the document, More.....
I am a little hesitant on this one. While the lady has every right to speak about her religion, if she was forcing it on other people during school, whether on break or not, she crossed the line. While this lady has a Right to Free Speech, other people also have a right to not have religion forced down their throat.