robertmw at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Mar 2 12:10:50 PST 1998
At 10:17 PM 3/1/98 -0800, Hank wrote:
>When a local Christian Fellowship Bible Study group requested a page on the
>net, they were denied permission under the blanket company prohibition of
>"no activities involving politics or religion." Incidentally, under that
>same prohibition, the CFBS group is un-sanctioned by the company and meets
>surreptitiously while the company officially "looks the other way."
>1. The CFBS group feels this is religious discrimination and is exploring
>options (discretely). Comments? Suggestions?
Looks like a possible Title VII issue if everyone else gets to put their
"political" agendas up (gay/lesbian, afro-american, etc.), but not
religious agendas. Obviously, free speech does not apply in the private
arena. But religion is protected under Title VII.
Rather than drop a Title VII suit hint, why not propose an alternative up
front? Suggest that everyone with a web page on the intranet carry a
disclaimer that it is not office sanctioned or reflect the views of the
company. I'd also suggest to the higher-ups that *real* political
correctness does not distinguish between messages on the basis of religious
Rob Weinberg, Montgomery, AL
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