Two Grocery Store Workers Fired For Refusing To Bend The Knee To The LGBTQ
Loud minority groups are starting to overtake the majority with their ideals. Companies and Dems are bending over backward to appease BLM, The LGBTQ, or whatever the squeaky wheel of the week is. This pandering is hurting our country, as suddenly pronouns have become offensive and our police are being attacked in the budget. So of course it only makes sense that grocery store chain Kroger would fire two of their employees for standing up for their beliefs. Two Arkansas women, Brenda Lawson, and Trudy Rickerd were fired for refusing to wear gay pride aprons. In a surprising turn of events, a federal employment watchdog group caught wind of the wrongful termination and is suing the grocery chain.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed on their behalf understanding that they were wronged.
"Lawson, who was 72 at the time, said she offered to wear the apron with her name tag covering the emblem, but the Conway, Arkansas, store allegedly refused.
"I am requesting a reasonable accommodation of this dress code with regard to my religious belief," she wrote in a letter requesting religious accommodations, according to the lawsuit. "I am simply asking to wear my name badge over the heart logo."
Rickerd, who was 57 at the time, said she offered to wear a different apron without the emblem and sent a letter explaining why she felt she couldn't comply with the policy.
"I have a sincerely held religious belief that I cannot wear a symbol that promotes or endorses something that is in violation of my religious faith," she wrote in the letter, according to the lawsuit. "I respect others who have a different opinion and am happy to work alongside others who desire to wear the symbol. I am happy to buy another apron to ensure there is no financial hardship on Kroger."
"The suit seeks back pay and other compensatory damages, as well as an injunction against future discrimination."
Kroger has not commented on the termination as it is their policy not to during pending cases.
It's odd that they wouldn't let these ladies just wear a different apron or cover the symbol. It seems they were being more than accommodating given the circumstances. This is pretty blatant discrimination of Christian women who do not support gay rights. They are allowed to believe whatever they wish and should not be forced to promote the LGBTQ.