I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines: Bank teller fired for saying ‘have a blessed day’! OMG! More persecution of Christians! They’ll be throwing us into concentration camps any day now! Hemant actually read the lawsuit and thoroughly debunks this nonsense.
But if you dig into the lawsuit a little further, you see that her Christian blessing was only the mildest form of pushing her faith in the workplace. Look at how she treated one of her customers, according to her employer’s warning (grammar unchanged):
On Saturday, July 30th, a customer came into the branch to cash a check and when you asked for his signature he exclaimed “Oh Christ!” and you asked him “Did you just take the Lord’s name in vain?” and he answered you with “Jesus”. You again asked him “Did you just take the Lord’s name in vain?” and advised him that you wouldn’t tolerate him doing so in your presence and then proceeded to talk to him about salvation and telling him that it would be the most important decision he would ever make. You also quoted bible verses for him to read.
Clearly not acceptable and she was told not to do this anymore, but she kept up the proselytizing of her co-workers and customers. That is why she was fired, not because she said “have a blessed day.” And as Hemant points out, this story is also almost a year old. I guess the conservative media was having a slow news week.