Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Christian fired for sharing God

March 28, 2007

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.


  1. That's very reasonable of you, King. Why don't your comments on my blog sound more reasonable?

  2. Jill,

    I try to always be fair. If you notice I am always against anything being forced down someones throat.

    I do wonder why when I have made these same observations and remarks about the homosexual agenda being forced on our children and our country, I am not considered to be reasonable.

    Why would it be considered reasonable to not agree that Christianity should be forced upon someone, but implied to be unreasonable when speaking against the gay agenda?

    I thought my last remark on your blog was very reasonable and I attempted to inject it with humor.

    By doing this, it leans towards what I have continually said, that there is a trend to stifle and redefine "Free Speech" to "Politically Correct Free Speech" or "Selective Free Speech."


  3. Ok - well, you know what? I will take you at completely face value - I did not read a lot of humor in your comment that you left (the very last one) and I will re-read it, trying to imagine some of that, fair enough? My sense of humor is really off compared to most folks - both in what I find funny and when I find other's stuff funny (I very often miss it). So I will trust you here and try to re-read with that in mind.

    What I find different about the faith versus the homosexual issue, as you write about it in this comment, is that I don't see the homosexual agenda as being forced on people just by virtue of allowing them to have equal rights. People of faith who want to spread their faith in certain settings simply don't fall under the same reasons for why we have civil rights for certain groups specifically guaranteed - it's just how the constitution is written and structured.

    Should it be changed? I've not thought about it.

    And I'm just freewheeling here a bit, but homosexuality isn't a religion or a belief. I don't think there's agreement on whether it's immutable or not - I'm not prepared to say either at the moment.

    But we know that religion is mutable, you can convert, you can relinquish and so on.

    So - I don't think we're even talking apples to apples.

    What do you think about that?


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