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  •  Companies Are Already Enforcing Bans on Tobacco (2+ / 0-)
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    Adam B, a2nite

    and possibly in some cases alcohol without appealing to religion. They're certainly firing people for activities in their off-hour lives such as a famous radio host fired for a standup comedy routine, and countless people famous and unknown for social media activity.

    I'm pretty sure there are precedents such as these that will be used to support the argument for allowing religious grounds.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 06:55:43 PM PST

    •  not the same thing (4+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, Chi, a2nite, radarlady

      large body of evidence that shows tobacco and alcohol can contribute to health costs, so that part of my old piece is probably not as relevant, if the argument were made on that basis, but not if it were made on the basis of a religious objection.  

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 06:57:50 PM PST

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    •  Not the same at all. (1+ / 0-)
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      Those aren't cases in which an employer is exempted from following laws that apply to everyone else just because  that employer's religious beliefs conflict with the law.

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