“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota employer on behalf of a Twin Cities man who was fired for refusing the company’s requirement to be fingerprinted, citing religious grounds.
AscensionPoint Recovery Services, a company with operations in Coon Rapids and St. Louis Park that manages debt recovery for creditors, was sued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota by the EEOC on behalf of Henry Harrington, of Mound.
AscensionPoint had requested that its employees be fingerprinted as a result of a background check requirement of one of its clients, according to the EEOC.”
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identification and religion.
The EEOC has represented tens of thousands of employees and job applicants who have suffered discrimination because they were members of the aforementioned classes.
But the EEOC shouldn’t defend a religious nut; religion covers a multitude of conspiracy theories and doctrines that contradict science, history and common sense.
The EEOC has to draw the line somewhere, and certainly they should draw the line at employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID because they believe it is the “Mark of the Beast” or refused to be fingerprinted for religious reasons.
There are ten thousand and one religions and everybody believe theirs is the only true religion and the ten thousand other religions are fantastical bullshit. The EEOC should defend employees who were fired for being evangelicals, Roman Catholics, Wiccans, Jehovah Witnesses, Muslims, etc., but it shouldn’t defend the peculiar beliefs of religious nuts if they present a security or health issues to other employees.