Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Christian Conundrum

I remember reading an article a few months ago about a (single) woman working at a Christian university* that ended up getting pregnant and was subsequently fired because said pregnancy was proof that she obviously wasn't living a "Christian lifestyle". While i understand and accept that as a leader of sorts in this type of environment, you are supposed to accept the role of  living up to whatever dogma/doctrine/beliefs that the powers that be have (which usually includes signing a lifestyle contract of some sort) as well as setting an example and helping cultivate the spiritual growth of the young adults you work with...but come on! Doesn't seem very Godly or Christlike to throw a pregnant woman out on the street. Its actually downright cruel. This is probably the time where being gainfully employed is most important in her life. Do you know how much it costs to have a baby...as in just to give birth? Not to talk of the prenatal and postnatal care, actually raising the baby, etc etc. And thats costly even with health insurance. Without her job, she likely is without health insurance as well. Just awful. I mean, would they rather she have had an abortion to save face? Not to mention that shortly thereafter her and the baby daddy (who was her fiance at the time) got married. I guess their effort to not seem like monsters was that after firing the woman, they offered her job to the baby daddy. As if he was not as guilty of the premarital sex that they just fired the woman for. SMH.

Somebody needs to take a minute out and listen to Donnie McClurkin.


*By Christian university, i'm referring to an college/university that is affiliated with a Christian church...not a seminary or theological institution

8 comments:

  1. sad....at least they hired the baby daddy ....

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    1. I don't know whether he took the job or not, just that they offered it. But to me, that just adds insult to injury. How can you fire someone then turn around and hire the hubby who is "guilty of the same crime"

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  2. This is plain stupid and sexist too. Why didn't they ask her plans and if possible suspend her till she got married?

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    1. Very good question. I wondered that myself. I guess we'll never know. I do think the woman is filing a suit against them though.

      I read some other blurbs about this happening to other women around the country and on some occasions even when the woman themselves have proposed this as a solution, they've still been fired. Its sad how little compassion people have. Especially if you are calling yourself a Christian.

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  3. A catholic priest sexually molest young boys in the church and they get to keep their job as priests as well as protection from the church. What hypocrisy! Which is worse having a consenting adult relationship (although fornication by church standards) and sexually molesting young boy in homosexual encounter? Your guess is good as mine.

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    1. It just goes to show that calling yourself a Christian and being a Christian are often times 2 different thing

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  4. I don't see any point in offering the job to the baby daddy. He is guilty of the same(even tho his abdomen won't show it),as they put it not living a Christain Lifestyle.
    So their firing the lady holds no water.

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  5. That's just so unfair. Hopefully with legal support she can make some claims. Her pregnancy is not a fly by night one.
    Poor lady. And a baby that is supposed to bring joy is now being mad out to be bad. Where is the Pro in Life?

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