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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Child limiting policies in the private sector?

As far as employment practices of private businesses go, I'm fairly libertarian in view. They want to exclude workers on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, etc. then let 'em have at it. It's their business and in the marketplace they'll be the first to suffer. That thinking is one reason I never got my panties in a knot when applying for a job only to find out one of the requirements was to be a fundamentalist Christian (no Catholics need apply).

But IMO this is over the top (found via Pewsitter at
www.courthousenews.com);

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) - A married couple who worked as houseparents for a dorm at the Milton Hershey School say they were fired for violating the schools "two-child policy." They claim the only way they could have kept their jobs would have been an abortion, which they find "morally reprehensible."

Chocolate tycoon Milton Hershey founded the residential school in 1909, in the town that bears his name, to help poor children, according to the school's Web site.

Wendy and Andy Loraw had two children when the Hershey School hired them in 2002, they say in their federal complaint. They had a third child in January 2005. The Loraws claim the school enacted its "two-child policy" in January 2005, over the objections of their union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 464.

The Loraws' third child was grandfathered in, under a contract clause that stated: "Houseparents having three or more children in the student home or who are pregnant prior to January 15, 2005 will be exempted from this policy at their current number of children."

The Loraws told the school in January 2006 that Wendy was pregnant again, and they were fired in June. They claim their firing violated an arbitrator's ruling that the school had to try to accommodate people in their position, or at least provide severance and benefits.

The Loraws seek punitive damages for housing, gender, pregnancy and employment discrimination. They are represented by Patrick McDonnell of King of Prussia, Pa.

3 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Apparently, the Hershey school thinks they live in China.

I'm not an expert on the Declaration of Independence, but something tells me that this goes smack against the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Arby said...

I'm not sure what is more bizarre, the policy or the fact that in your comments you admitted to wearing panties.

bedfordshire said...

What's even sadder about this, is that the Hersheys started their school because they were unable to have children. See http://www.mhs-pa.org/about/history/ about the Hersheys and their generosity to the children of others. Somehow I don't think the Hersheys would have approved of how the school is treating this couple.

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