I’m a “Neo-Con” on Facebook For This Post

Oh. And for asking a fellow (shortly there-after unfriended, just like the commercial),

“Who OWES you a job? And, if said PRIVATELY, religiously inclined company actually OFFERS you one, who are YOU to accept and then DEMAND THEY change for YOU?”

What I wrote:

Seriously. IF you CHOOSE to work for an employer who ~ and you KNOW this accepting the job ~ has sincere religious tenets and infuses them constantly through EVERY phase of the company, from boardroom to advertising, DON’T be surprised if you can’t DO everything ~ and HAVE everything you’d have ~ if you worked at a publicly held corp like Proctor and Gamble, or something. If YOU CAN’T live within the precepts of the FAMILY who OWNS the business, DON’T WORK FOR THEM. People ALWAYS get blistered when a religiously based, PRIVATELY held entity (like a Catholic school, etc.) abides by ITS rules and expects ITS employees ~ who knew that going in ~ to do the same, and it’s the most LUDICROUS thing I’ve ever heard. They don’t OWE you that job, less mind anything else. NOR do they OWE YOU the dilution of those principles for YOUR convenience or in answer to some bureaucrat’s mandate. Seek employment in a place that reflects your values, lack there of, or is publicly held and wonderfully diverse enough to answer to ALL it’s employees’ demands and those the current/future administration chooses to place upon them by fiat.

This utterly manufactured outrage (not to mention the outright LIES, considering the employer in question covered over SIXTEEN forms of BIRTH CONTROL and only chose to contest the abortifacients) at a narrow decision protecting that privately/closely held company right from the most egregious intrusion of Government By The Bic is ridiculous.

4 Responses to “I’m a “Neo-Con” on Facebook For This Post”

  1. JeffS says:

    I’m sorry about your (former) friend, Beege. I know that hurts you a lot.

    But you are entirely correct. For what it’s worth.

  2. ricki says:

    The froth over this is remarkable. And kind of upsetting.

    I’m old enough to remember when things like Plan B weren’t even legal. And yet, to hear some speak, it sounds like we’re being dragged back to the 1300s.

  3. Dr Alice says:

    You are correct. If you know the situation going into a job, and I am sure they darn well make it clear before hiring – don’t expect it to change just for your convenience.

    I don’t understand why people don’t get this.

  4. nightfly says:

    Or else that people don’t understand how relatively new it is for employers to offer to subsidize their workers’ health benefits – and the difference between actual medical care and extra freebies. Since when does anyone have an ironclad right to this stuff, regardless of the recent government edicts?

    We are seriously living upside-down nowadays – the actual written-down rights and rules are handwaved or ignored, and instead we spend all our time getting outrageously outraged over this pferdkaese that’s waaaaaaay down on the list of actual life problems.

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