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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 64 Written : 08/05/94 06:27pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Religious harassment FUNDAMENTALIST SUES FOR RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT There is more than a little irony in this story. The Traditional Values Coalition and other religious right groups have just blocked proposed EEOC guidelines on religious harassment. But a Maine fundamentalist is suing a company on the grounds of religious harassment. What's the story? It seems that workers at Bango Hydro Electric Company like to make racy jokes at work -- but Bryan Finnemore objected and asked them to stop because as a fundamentalist he objected to "lewd banter." So his coworkers made him the butt of their jokes, teasing him about what he and his wife might do for, ahem, recreation. He claims that the Electric Company refused to stop the teasing -- and that this constitutes religious discrimination. The case is not before a Maine trial court which will determine whether Finnemore would have been the butt of sexual jokes if he had not been a fundamentalist. No trial date has been set. THEIST_WATCH Msg : 75 Written : 08/11/94 06:17pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Catholic Fired What's This? The _Detroit News_ reports this. The Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, fired a student as a resident assistant when he refused, on religious grounds, to wear a pink ribbon touting gay and lesbian rights. It then tried to deny him a diploma for complaining about an anti-Catholic poster that warned, "Know your scumbags" and "Stop the Church." It declined to censure gay rights activists carrying signs saying "Know Your Looney." *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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