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Bill Donohue: Avoid Discrimination Claims By Only Hiring Christians

In a holiday piece written for Business Review, Richard Fausta recommends that companies keep Christmas music and Christianity-themed decorations to a minimum because there will likely be people of other faiths in the office.  Pretty standard advice, right? Not according to Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue.
I asked our vice president about this. We can’t relate to that, Bernadette Brady said. Fausta advises that “It’s best for employees to keep any highly religious displays inside the walls of cubicles.” We can’t relate to that Brady said. “We all have windowed offices.” “If one of your colleagues wants to put up a picture of Jesus, but he works next to a Buddhist,” Fausta advises, “there may be some sensitivities involved to deal with.” We can’t relate to that Brady said. “We don’t hire Buddhists.”

Ever sensitive, Fausta observes that “What smells like a beautiful mix of holiday smells of cinnamon, baked apples, and gingerbread may make your Indian colleague keel over in convulsions.” We can’t relate to that Brady said. “We don’t hire Indians.” “One survey found 85 percent of companies that decorate their offices have had to adjust policies as a result of complaints about the decorations,” Fausta said. “We can’t relate to that Brady said. “We only hire Catholics.”  In other words, to avoid complaints of discrimination in the workplace, be sure to discriminate when hiring. Either that or tell the whiners to get a life.
And there you have it.

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