Colorado Company Fires 190 Muslims Over Prayer UPDATE fired workers may reapply

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    Jan 06, 2016 2:37 PM GMT
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    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/190.muslims.fired.from.colorado.meat.packing.plant.after.dispute.over.prayer.time/75536.htm
    Nearly 200 Muslim employees were fired from a meat-packing plant in Colorado last week after striking over a prayer dispute.

    The workers, most of whom are Somali immigrants, stopped showing up for work at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan in protest after 11 employees were told they could not pray at the same time because it would affect production.


    Seems then that those good ol' RRR Republican Religious Rights only work when applied against LGBT?

    I certainly don't think any group should be allowed to bring a valid concern to its knees over prayer, but the bigger question is just how do the Republiklans justify religious freedom in only their one direction.

    For where then is freedom for all?

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    Jan 06, 2016 3:35 PM GMT
    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29327985/muslim-workers-fort-morgan-fired-over-prayer-dispute

    Pray accommodations were in place, though according to reports, workers had the understanding that full staffing requirements might impact this.

    They were fired because they walked off the job.

    I'm unaware of any cases where Christians have walked off the job because they had issues with the business not accommodating their practices.

    Can you cite any?

    I'm not stating that there might not be hypocritical ways in which various religion practices are treated -- I just don't see how this case is a good illustration.

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    Jan 06, 2016 3:53 PM GMT
    Then what you are saying is that not only does religious freedom work best against gays, but that it can only be employed by employers not employees. So religious freedom is really about a ruse, not religion.

    So this actually is a very good example of the hypocrisy of that.

    As I said in the OP, this isn't about whether or not a Christian would walk off a job. My feeling is that if you are not suited to a job, don't work it. This is not complicated.

    It is about whether or not religious freedom is a freedom for all or just another bullshit tool of oppression.
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    Jan 06, 2016 4:36 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidhttp://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29327985/muslim-workers-fort-morgan-fired-over-prayer-dispute

    Pray accommodations were in place, though according to reports, workers had the understanding that full staffing requirements might impact this.

    They were fired because they walked off the job.

    I'm unaware of any cases where Christians have walked off the job because they had issues with the business not accommodating their practices.

    Can you cite any?


    I'm not stating that there might not be hypocritical ways in which various religion practices are treated -- I just don't see how this case is a good illustration.


    Kim Davis ring a bell?

    /facepalm
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    Jan 13, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/8/muslim-workers-may-reapply-for-jobs-sooner-after-f/?page=all
    DENVER — The dispute over on-the-job prayer that led to the firing of about 150 Muslim employees at a Colorado meat-packing plant moved closer to resolution Friday after the company said workers may reapply for their positions after 30 days, instead of 180.

    Still unclear is whether the workers and Cargill Meat Solutions have resolved the conflict that led to the walk-out and the subsequent mass firing at the plant in Fort Morgan, Colorado.