Thursday, August 25, 2011

Homophobic Iowa preacher in Bachmann for President ads fires 22 day care workers, makes them sign 'Christian Lifestyle Commitment Agreement' to reapply at reorganized daycare/preschool

Todd Ezren and Jeff Eckhoff of the Des Moines Register report that Jeff Mullen, pastor of Point of Grace in Waukee, Iowa will dissolve his church's Happy Time Daycare and Preschool in favor of a new creation, Point of Grace Children's Academy, beginning Sept. 6.

Last Friday, 22 employees were told that to keep their jobs they would have to reapply and sign a "Christian Lifestyle Commitment Agreement" forbidding sex outside marriage, pornography, drinking alcohol, using profane language and "behaving in a way that would question Christian testimony," whatever that means. Oh, and they also must attend church regularly.
Ben Stone, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, said Point of Grace appears to be on solid legal ground based on rules that exempt some church-related jobs from discrimination complaints.

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