Thursday, October 06, 2005

Salvation Army: You're A Jew? You're Fired.

Things are just getting goofier and goofier and more and more un-American in our country.

My blogging colleague Evan Derkacz at Alternet writes today on how the Salvation Army can scrutinize the religious preferences of their employees and that its workers are now “...required to both report where they go to church and that they agree with the Army's mission: 'To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.'"

And a federal court in New York has just agreed that the Salvation Army may fire employees on that basis, despite receiving the bulk of its money from the government.

Whether it's separation of church and state or religious freedom, this is wrong on so many levels.

Read the rest of Evan's post here.