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