Baptist man sues Morristown Lowe's af...

Baptist man sues Morristown Lowe's after being told to work Sundays

There are 85 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Mar 30, 2010, titled Baptist man sues Morristown Lowe's after being told to work Sundays. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

A Lowe's Home Center in East Tennessee is being sued for discrimination because it forced an employee who is Baptist to work on Sundays, although he said he held sincere religious beliefs against working on the Sabbath.

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ghost

Morristown, TN

#1 Mar 31, 2010
Did he not know they were open on Sundays when he took the job?
lawman

Nashville, TN

#2 Mar 31, 2010
you have fifty million other people who'll be glad to have a job any day of the week
Jessie

Morristown, TN

#3 Mar 31, 2010
lawman wrote:
you have fifty million other people who'll be glad to have a job any day of the week
Yes you are exactly right. All these self righteous people scream be off Sunday. Do they go out and eat and shop on Sunday? If they do then they are making some one else work.

BE THANKFUL YOU HAVE A JOB!!!!!

Since: Sep 07

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#4 Mar 31, 2010
Makes me ashamed to be called a Baptist. When I was in retail, the job that I held required me to work on Saturdays and Sundays, and I knew this when I took the job. This was a job that I wanted because the experience far out weighed the consequence of missing Sunday morning worship. Though I did miss Sunday morning worship service, I was able to attend on Sunday evenings. Let me throw this one out, if the good 'Christians' go on about how they have a 'conviction' about working on Sundays, how can they justify having their pastor work on Sundays? A pastor/preacher is required to preach to his congregation on Sundays as part of their agreement to be the pastor of that church. As long as you have one day as a rest day, I do not believe God is mad if you work on Sundays. Jesus broke the Sabbath by picking corn for His disciples when they were hungry. In this economy, there are probably 100's if not 1,000's of people that would love to have this guy's job and would willing work any time that Lowe's scheduled them, just to be able pay their bills and provide for their families.
wondering

Morristown, TN

#5 Mar 31, 2010
As a nurse and a life long Baptist I have worked at least every other Sunday for the past 30 years. When I went to work in a hospital I knew I would work Sundays, nights, evenings and holidays.
This was a choice I made and when this person applied at Lowe's he knew they are open on Sundays and he would be expected to work then. He needs to quit whining and work as scheduled or find another job. I have friends and family members out of work who would be GLAD to fill his position. Also I know of NO BAPTIST DOCTRINE that says it is wrong to work on Sunday.

Since: Sep 07

Morristown, TN

#6 Mar 31, 2010
15 minutes of fame.
just a question to ponder

Morristown, TN

#7 Mar 31, 2010
If this were a black man, and he had to work on Martin Luther King day......... If this were a muslim and they had to do something they objected to.... If this were a woman who was asked to do something she felt like she shouldn't.... Did Lowes go off "the deep end" with this request? Did they want to prove a point? Did he offer to work other days to make up? If he were anything other than a Christian, or if he hadn't identified himself as a Baptist, would all of you be as adamant in your feelings? Since when did we do away with the right to practice our religious beliefs? Is it because he is a Baptist that everyone is so anti his request?
Johnnybelately

Morristown, TN

#8 Mar 31, 2010
Shut up and quit whining !! Everyone is so sue happy these days. Sue sue sue sue..... Get the Feds involved, Jessie Jackson and ACLU.... Then some of those activist judges and there you go!!!! Sue!!!! Sue!!!! Sue!!!! Get some money!!! Effing puulease!!!!
Sandztimes

United States

#9 Mar 31, 2010
It will be thrown out the sabbath from Jewish customs was and still is from sunset Friday night until sunset Saturday night. It never has and never will have anything to do with the sabbath being on sunday it makes no sense.
Johnnybelately

United States

#10 Mar 31, 2010
Get them southern baptists stirred up... Notice how it states baptist!!! Sue sue sue!!! Like I said they'll get Jessie Jackson and the rainbow push coalition along with the ACLU, get a protest going, midnight vigil... Then you got a CNN msnbc foxnews story!!! Nancy grace, olbermann and maddow will be there next . I can hear it now.... "my rights have been violated" I just can't work on a Sunday!!" oh blow it out your behind and go get a job at chick fi la or hobby lobby... You'll be guAranteed to be off on Sundays... Or better yet, quit and the rest of us can keep you up, draw a welfare check... U know you Just want a free ride... Yes sir brother!!!
Sabbath

Morristown, TN

#11 Mar 31, 2010
Sandztimes wrote:
It will be thrown out the sabbath from Jewish customs was and still is from sunset Friday night until sunset Saturday night. It never has and never will have anything to do with the sabbath being on sunday it makes no sense.
Most Christian denominations do no observe the Sabbath (which you correctly stated is observed sunset Friday to sunset Saturday; or the 7th day). But still there are many people out there who are confused and think Sunday is the Sabbath. Sunday is the day of the resurrection, which was the 1st day of the week, and this is the day that most Christian denominations observe.

“What divides people is wrong ”

Since: Nov 09

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#12 Mar 31, 2010
Sandztimes wrote:
It will be thrown out the sabbath from Jewish customs was and still is from sunset Friday night until sunset Saturday night. It never has and never will have anything to do with the sabbath being on sunday it makes no sense.
Sandy?
Mom of 4 boys

Morristown, TN

#13 Mar 31, 2010
Firmly beleive you should try and respect the sabbath but even Jesus said if your ox was in a ditch you should pull him out even on the sabbath. Sometimes we all have to work to support our families. He should be ashamed.

“What divides people is wrong ”

Since: Nov 09

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#14 Mar 31, 2010
I just wander why he thinks he should be exempt from the same duties everyone else bears? It sounds like they take turns working sundays.
Junior

Strawberry Plains, TN

#16 Mar 31, 2010
little me wrote:
Makes me ashamed to be called a Baptist. When I was in retail, the job that I held required me to work on Saturdays and Sundays, and I knew this when I took the job. This was a job that I wanted because the experience far out weighed the consequence of missing Sunday morning worship. Though I did miss Sunday morning worship service, I was able to attend on Sunday evenings. Let me throw this one out, if the good 'Christians' go on about how they have a 'conviction' about working on Sundays, how can they justify having their pastor work on Sundays? A pastor/preacher is required to preach to his congregation on Sundays as part of their agreement to be the pastor of that church. As long as you have one day as a rest day, I do not believe God is mad if you work on Sundays. Jesus broke the Sabbath by picking corn for His disciples when they were hungry. In this economy, there are probably 100's if not 1,000's of people that would love to have this guy's job and would willing work any time that Lowe's scheduled them, just to be able pay their bills and provide for their families.
You're bout as dumb as a box of steamed turnips boy. Did your mother have any children that lived?
Yeah there hunderds who'd like to have that job a working on Sunday and most of 'em would thumb their nose at a feller telling them they ought not work on Sunday too and when they wind up in the Lake of Fire and brimstone why they might have a change of mind but itll be too late for 'em and they'' be a gnashing their teeth and burning for an eternity.
And you best shut your mought a mocking Jesus like you did son, there aint nary a one of us that has SQUAT to say about Jesus the Son of the Amighty God a doing ANY KIND OF WRAONG, AT ALL.
You best do some honest reflecting about the way you think you got God all figured out boy. God's ways are not our ways and our ways aint God's ways. That's one of the most important things ever come out of the Bible.
KLM

Johnson City, TN

#17 Mar 31, 2010
Junior wrote:
<quoted text>
You're bout as dumb as a box of steamed turnips boy. Did your mother have any children that lived?
Yeah there hunderds who'd like to have that job a working on Sunday and most of 'em would thumb their nose at a feller telling them they ought not work on Sunday too and when they wind up in the Lake of Fire and brimstone why they might have a change of mind but itll be too late for 'em and they'' be a gnashing their teeth and burning for an eternity.
And you best shut your mought a mocking Jesus like you did son, there aint nary a one of us that has SQUAT to say about Jesus the Son of the Amighty God a doing ANY KIND OF WRAONG, AT ALL.
You best do some honest reflecting about the way you think you got God all figured out boy. God's ways are not our ways and our ways aint God's ways. That's one of the most important things ever come out of the Bible.
Yep, I'm convinced after that, your a Baptist.
johnnybelately

Morristown, TN

#18 Mar 31, 2010
mought??? wtf is a mought?
Reverened Heat

United States

#19 Mar 31, 2010
Didnt you all know that every time somebody works on Sunday, God kills a kitten?
Marv

Morristown, TN

#20 Mar 31, 2010
If he was Muslim the ACLU would back and help him in a heart beat!
interested

Morristown, TN

#21 Apr 1, 2010
johnnybelately wrote:
mought??? wtf is a mought?
I've read your comments on several discussions on Topix, and have to say that yours are some of the most unintelligent comments I've read. Why try to start an argument? Why not just comment on what you think about the situation and move on instead of dropping in moronic comments like this and showing us all just how stuipid you are? How about you try johnnybegone for a while!

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