Here we go again. A former cop is suing because he was fired for following the “Billy Graham rule.” From NBC News:
A North Carolina police officer is suing for religious discrimination after he said he was fired for refusing to spend extended time with a woman who isn’t his wife, a practice commonly known as the “Billy Graham Rule.”
Manuel Torres, 51, worked as a deputy for the Lee County Sheriff for five years when his boss asked him to train a female deputy in July 2017. Torres requested a religious accommodation, the suit alleges, saying he “holds the strong and sincere religious belief that the Holy Bible prohibits him, as a married man, from being alone for extended periods with a female who is not his wife.”
Manuel Torres?! That sounds Hispanic!! This is racism.
But seriously, I don’t understand why they can’t just make accommodations for this kind of stuff. Is it really that hard to respect these beliefs?
Torres, a Baptist who serves as a deacon at his local church, said in the suit that training his colleague would leave the appearance of “sinful conduct.”
The complaint alleges after Torres made his accommodation request, the sergeant “alternately granted and denied” him and that his superiors expressed their “anger” over his religious beliefs.
Ridiculous. But all over America various government departments are forced to make accommodations for Muslims and every other religion, just not for the one that the country was founded under! Amazing.