Kim Davis and Cheree Stanley are two women whose stories are making rounds for refusing to let their jobs get in the way of their religious beliefs. What would you do if your career and religion clashed?
What would you do if your religious beliefs got in the way of your job?
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is making headlines for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Davis—who had been held in contempt of court—emerged from a local jail on Tuesday in front of a supportive crowd. “I just want to give God the glory,” she said. “His people have rallied, and you are a strong people,” reports CNN.
Across the country, flight attendant Cheree Stanley has been suspended from her job for not wanting to serve alcohol; something that is against her Muslim beliefs. Stanley, who had an agreement with employers regarding this religious clause, was reported by a disgruntled co-worker who said she “wasn’t fulfilling her duties.” Stanley says she shouldn’t have to chose “between properly practicing my religion and earning a living.”
It’s clear that staying true to firm religious standards can have various outcomes when it comes to your profession.
So what would you do if your job got in the way of your religion? Quit, fight it out, or push your beliefs aside? Have you ever had to deal with a situation like this? Let us know.
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