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Stretching the button point

About that “One nation …” button on your apron:

West Palm Beach, FL—A former employee of a Home Depot store in Okeechobee, Florida claims he was unfairly terminated after he refused to remove a button from his work apron, which had an American flag with the words “One nation under God, indivisible” imprinted on it. The 20-year-old worker is planning on filing a lawsuit against the home improvement company for religious discrimination, as reported by the Sun-Sentinel.

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November 3, 2009 - Posted by | Law, Religion

1 Comment

  1. I understand why the employee wanted to wear his button. However, I do understand the company’s position. If the button is not part of the “official uniform” they have just cause.
    My biggest problem with this incident and other similar events is not the standing up for his position, but it is equating God as only an American Institution.
    Jesus was not an American. Do we really think when He returns that He will be wearing an American flag pin? Are we going to show Him on television just because He is not saluting the flag or because He is not putting his hand over His his heart when the pledge is said? I don’t believe He will salute the American flag or pledge allegiance to that same flag.
    Even though I am an American, I am only visiting here; my home is in Heaven, not Home Depot.
    If religious leaders would teach the Scripture in Churches, there would be no need to attempt to legislate belief. A person can only be saved if they come by their own free will, not by making it a legal requirement to be a believer.
    This is just another attempt to make a nation of blind patriots that put country before God.

    Comment by James | November 4, 2009


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