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Christian school fires pregnant woman over premarital sex.
Today via NBCNews ^ | 2/28/2013 | By Isolde Raftery

Posted on 02/28/2013 3:03:53 PM PST by US Navy Vet

In October, Teri James says her supervisor at San Diego Christian College called her to her office and got straight to the point: Was James pregnant? James, 29, of El Cajon, Calif., was indeed pregnant – and she was also unmarried, a violation of school rules, according to the lawsuit she filed in San Diego County superior court. She says she was fired because, as the termination letter included in the suit stated: “Teri engaged in activity outside the scope of the Handbook and Community Covenant that does not build up the college’s mission.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: elcajon; sandiego
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1 posted on 02/28/2013 3:04:04 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

good for them.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 3:07:55 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: US Navy Vet

Well,she just won the lottery.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 3:09:38 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: US Navy Vet

And the school is with in their right to fire her.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 3:10:04 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: US Navy Vet
These stories happen all the time. And in all cases, its the same result.

The teacher gets fired and there is nothing she can do about it. As it should be. The school was right to take that action.

This.... this piece of info was a little different:

Also insulting, James said, was that after firing her, the school offered a job to her then-fiancé – they are now married – even though it was known that he, too, engaged in premarital sex. He did not accept the job, she said.
All Righty Then.
5 posted on 02/28/2013 3:10:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Every employer has rules.

If you don’t like rules, quit and get an 0bamaphone and an EBT card.

No rules.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 3:10:36 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well,she just won the lottery.

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Well, No she didn’t.

Read the article. Read dozens of similar articles. This is not the first time this has happened. And in all cases, the courts rule with the school.

(Or were you thining this was a PUBLIC school?)


7 posted on 02/28/2013 3:13:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
If this is true, this school has no one but themselves to blame for getting sued:

Also insulting, James said, was that after firing her, the school offered a job to her then-fiancé – they are now married – even though it was known that he, too, engaged in premarital sex. He did not accept the job, she said.

8 posted on 02/28/2013 3:16:29 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

bump


9 posted on 02/28/2013 3:18:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Also insulting, James said, was that after firing her, the school offered a job to her then-fiancé – they are now married – even though it was known that he, too, engaged in premarital sex. He did not accept the job, she said.

Big difference ... I bet her fiance' wasn't pregnant.

10 posted on 02/28/2013 3:20:29 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“...a two-page contract that asks its community, which includes employees and about 500 students on-site, to abstain from drugs, alcohol and tobacco and “abusive anger, malice, jealousy, lust, sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality, evil desires and prejudice based on race, sex or socioeconomic status.”

She signed a document stating that she would not have sex, smoke or use drugs and she violated that contract.

She and other employees could also be fired for drinking, smoking or having premarital sex.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 3:26:36 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

If this is true, this school has no one but themselves to blame for getting sued:
Also insulting, James said, was that after firing her, the school offered a job to her then-fiancé – they are now married – even though it was known that he, too, engaged in premarital sex. He did not accept the job, she said.
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It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that he intentionally applied for some job he was over qualified for without telling them who he was, just so he could reject their offer just to accuse them of being hypocrites.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 3:29:16 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I’ll bet he had something to do with the pregnancy though.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 3:31:09 PM PST by wrcase
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To: US Navy Vet

Goes with the territory. She should have known that going in to the position.

I mean going into the job.

I mean by taking employment.

I mean - oh well you know what I mean.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 3:31:33 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s a private institution, a private education institution, and they have a right to set what they think are moral standards they expect to see their employees hold themselves to; the right to communicate those standards as a condition of employment and a right to fire employees if they are not met. End of story. It’s not “unconstitutional discrimination”; it’s constitutional discrimination.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 3:32:40 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I see the offering of a job to the fiance as a very Christian thing to do. They are attempting to help this couple establish themselves in marriage by providing them the financial security of a job. The gesture is not intended to suggest a double standard. Many Christian schools do not allow pregnant married women to continue to teach after their child arrives. They promote the idea of the mother being home to care for her children at least until they reach a certain age.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 3:34:52 PM PST by Faith
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To: Craftmore
good for them.

What? I guess in your world, sex is a vice and nobody ever enjoys it unless they are married.

The truth is, everyone enjoys it until they are married. Then, it somehow changes.

17 posted on 02/28/2013 3:40:51 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: wrcase

maybe not - could be he has good friends and she’s a friendly person


18 posted on 02/28/2013 3:52:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gay State Conservative

No, you’re wrong. It’s a private school and as long as they don’t take money from the federal govt they can maintain standards of morality. And, good for them.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 3:52:24 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

The rules state nothing about wether or not one has had premarital sex before their employ, just to refrain from it after. That in and of itself is very Christian, offering a chance for redemption from previous sin with the understanding of repententance of that sin.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 4:01:16 PM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: Responsibility2nd; LouAvul
And in all cases, the courts rule with the school.

California *and* Federal courts??

21 posted on 02/28/2013 4:02:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: elkfersupper

Sex outside of marriage is a vice. Whether they enjoy it or not is none of anyone else’s business. She worked for a private school with Christian moral standards. They have a moral code. She knew and got pregnant anyway. Actions have consequences. It would have better for her if she had remembered that fact.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 4:04:21 PM PST by Waryone
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To: Faith

If they were offering the job to the father/husband to help the family, this should have been agreed upon beforehand. The mother/wife should not have been left out of this decision, if she was.

I completely agree with removing unmarried pregnant females from a classroom. They set a bad example. Illegitimacy is probably one of the major reasons for the breakdown of society, and should not be glorified in any way.

Having said this, if the students are aware that the boyfriend was fine to teach even though he committed in the same sin as the girlfriend, that’s wrong. It’s punishing the female because she carries the child.

All around an unfortunate situation - no wonder we are told to “flee fornication”. Thankfully, abortion wasn’t considered an option.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 4:11:54 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: elkfersupper

“What? I guess in your world, sex is a vice and nobody ever enjoys it unless they are married.

The truth is, everyone enjoys it until they are married. Then, it somehow changes. “

Totally unBiblical worldview, there. I realize you don’t claim that it is.

Married couples report the highest sexual satisfaction. Just sayin’.

And the Bible doesn’t present sex as a vice. Read the Song of Solomon. It does, however, present extramarital sex of any kind as a vice.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 4:22:06 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero
Read the Song of Solomon. It does, however, present extramarital sex of any kind as a vice.

And, who actually wrote that?

25 posted on 02/28/2013 4:38:31 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: US Navy Vet
...a two-page contract that asks its community, which includes employees and about 500 students on-site, to abstain from drugs, alcohol and tobacco and “abusive anger, malice, jealousy, lust, sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality, evil desires and prejudice based on race, sex or socioeconomic status.”

Malice, jealousy, lust? They could just simplify their "contract" by stating that the employees and student agree they will not sin. :-)

26 posted on 02/28/2013 5:01:40 PM PST by plain talk
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To: OKRA2012

And that’s precisely the difference. The contract cannot invoke prior restraint. They can insist that the employee refrain from certain behaviours - but not require that she be a virgin.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 5:11:57 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: elkfersupper

“And, who actually wrote that? “

The Song of Solomon is in the Old Testament of the Bible.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 10:27:24 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero
The Song of Solomon is in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Granted. But the author would be??????????

30 posted on 03/01/2013 5:44:47 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Duh, could it be, uh, maybe....King Solomon?


31 posted on 03/13/2013 7:49:40 PM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: cport

Doubt it. The bible is mostly hearsay that has been through dozens of translations and interpretations.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

And the US Constitution only means what the US Supreme Court says it means.

Right?


33 posted on 03/14/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Faith

I’d pull my child out of any school that fired the would-be mother, and then offered to hire the would-be father.

What hypocrites. Just what is this lesson going to teach the children?


34 posted on 03/14/2013 4:25:14 PM PDT by GSD Lover
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To: Bratch

Nope. The authors purposely crafted it to be perfectly understandable as long as the English language was spoken as the language of law and commerce, which it is not.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 4:29:03 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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