VICTORY: Woman was harassed by atheist after saying “God bless you”…ends up getting t

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The city of Portland, Ore., has been ordered to pay $19,000 to a city employee over religious harassment.

    Kellymarie Griffin said her co-worker at the Mount Tabor Maintenance Yard complained when she said “God bless you” after a sneeze.

    Griffin said the co-worker also said “I’m tired of your Christian attitude” and mocked her for praying to a God who was a figment of her imagination.

    After four years of harassment, including facing several civil stalking orders from the co-worker against her, Griffin filed suit.

    A federal jury ruled in her favor, saying her workplace was hostile to her religion. It awarded her just over $5,000 in economic damages and $14,000 in noneconomic damages.

    http://youngcons.com/victory-woman-...god-bless-you-ends-up-getting-the-last-laugh/
     
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    Wonderful!! One down, six million to go (estimated number of atheists in the U.S.)
     
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    I'm not sure I like this one. Are we to take our squabbles to the courts?
     
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    This was not just a squabble. Read the op more carefully
     
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    This case was not between Believers or even in a church setting. It was between a Believer, a non-believer and an employer which enabled the n-b.
     
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    I know, but I just cringe when I see a believer go to court.
     
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    Most cringe until they need a trial lawyer and suddenly it becomes OK.
     
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    By the way, I don't like Trial Lawyers. Many are noting but money grubbers. But, some actually do care and are not out to make millions off of other peoples real or supposed sufferings.
     
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    The employees who mocked the Christian should be rquired to pay the money - not the city !!!!!
     
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    Paul chastises the Corinthians for suing one another, not those in the world.

    1 Corinthians 6, NASB
    2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?
    3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
    4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
    5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
    6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?
    7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? ​

    The Bible doesn't address the spiritual legality of suing a non-believer, and I'd be hard pressed to name the man who verbally assaulted her for all these years as anything other than atheist.
     
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