Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Play It Forward (January 2015), Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007), and Down For Whatever (July 2005).
Friday, September 23, 2005
Only Bapt-sbyterian Witnesses Need Apply
So while we're bracing for Hurricane Rita, still recovering from Katrina, not knowing a darn thing about what John Roberts will stand for in the U.S. Supreme Court, and getting info-tained in the news about Kate Moss, Kenny & Renee, and Tyra's double duty hosting jobs...
The U.S. Congress is continuing to work to erode the separation of church and state. Now, government-funded Head Start programs can consider religion when hiring staff members, applicants can be refused employment if their faith beliefs (or lack thereof) don't match the organization, and the organizations can still receive government funds... our tax dollars. The specific language says something about "hiring protections for faith-based organizations."
In other words... "Uh, w'don't laike yur kind, so y'ain't gettin' hired."
Author of 3 QPOC/LGBT novels: Down For Whatever (05); Right Side of the Wrong Bed (08); Play It Forward (January 2015). www.FrederickLSmith.com @fsmith827
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