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Lesson 8

Dealing with Religious Discrimination
in the Public School and Workplace

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     “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:3

     “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

#1.  Know your Rights as a Christian!

Resources from the Christian Law Association

Resources from The Rutherford Institute

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Additional “Know your Christian Rights!” Resources

Alliance Defending Freedom

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American Center for Law and Justice

 

Liberty Counsel

Liberty Institute

National Legal Foundation

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community-wide revival.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

An Act

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Civil Rights Act of 1964”.

UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]

(a) Employer practices

It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer -

  • (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or
  • (2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

GUIDELINES ON RELIGIOUS EXERCISE
AND RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION
IN THE FEDERAL WORKPLACE

#2.  Politely try to resolve the issue with the
...teacher and/or principal
 or
...coworker and/or supervisor.

   “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you  should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6

     “But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.” 1Peter 3:14-17

     “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  Proverbs 15:1

     “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger pacifies contention.” 
                                                                                                                 Proverbs 15:18

#3. Contact one of the Christian legal organizations
for advice and/or legal assistance.

     “Where there is no guidance, the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 11:14

     “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed.”                                                                                                                                 Proverbs 15:22

The Rutherford Institute

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The National Legal Foundation

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Liberty Counsel

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Christian Law Association

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Alliance Defense Fund

American Center for Law and Justice

Home School Legal Defense Association

Liberty Institute

Pacific Justice Institute

Thomas More Law Center

Thomas More Society

#4.  Prayerfully use Biblical teachings, legal advice and
common sense in deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit.

     “But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard.’”                                                                     Acts 4:19-20 (1-3, 18-20)

     “But Peter and the apostles answered and said, ‘We must obey God rather than men.”                                                                                                                                  Acts 5:29 (27-29)

     “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”                           Matthew 7:6

Should Christians sue employers over religious discrimination?
AFA Journal
March 2004

Is it the right thing to do? James 4:17
Will it cause weaker brethren to stumble?  1Corinthians 8:1-13
Can the decision to do so be made in faith?  Romans 14:23

What if the legal case is lost and now a harmful precedent is set?

What about Christians suing each other?
1Corinthians 6:1-6
Matthew 5:38-48
Matthew 18:15-17

     “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.”                                                                                                                                      James 4:17

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Daniel in the Lions’ Den
(Daniel chapters 1-6)

David and Goliath
(1Samuel chapter 17)

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     “Although this movie is not a Religious Rights case; it is about a man falsely convicted of murdering a Chicago Police Officer during Prohibition and sent to the Illinois State Penitentiary. The point I’m trying to make comes at the ‘miracle’ ending showing that “...with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
     In fact, my father knew the man as they were both from the same ‘Back of the Stockyards’ neighborhood where I was born and raised.”
Bruce Barilla

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”               1Corinthians 15:58

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