But it's not about being "uncomfortable"....religious proselytizers can be bullies. Some are very aggressive and if they are senior level or a majority group, it creates a very difficult and intimidating situation for others.
The guy in my situation was not my boss, was not trying to make me become religious, he just didn't even consider that I might not share his beliefs, and when I said something, he backed off. But some people don't back off and put tons of pressure on other people to be like "the group" or the "norm" or whatever.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 7 )
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As previously stated, if someone is being harassed or bullied, that is completely different than someone sharing information with someone that wants to hear it. The outright banning of sharing your faith or talking about your faith is unbelievable. I mean I can not believe we are having this conversation.
I dont mind pamphlets or gentle conversation, however I dont think work is ever the place for it. Especially not from someone of authority.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Of course you can't. That is because you live in a safe little bubble of Christian privilege. Heck Bonita, you ACTUALLY believed that no one in your entire state had abortions because you believed that your ENTIRE STATE was pro life!!!! You have yet to acknowledge the fact that your state is 14th out of 51 in the country in abortions, and that you actually have NO IDEA what is going on outside of your little bubble of homeschool/church world.
Think about what you wrote. Do you believe that someone who WANTS to hear the "information", who seeks it out, who ASKS to be witnessed to, would then turn in the witnesser for sharing their faith? Of course not.
The ban is specific to
pros?e?ly?tize (prs-l-tz)v. pros?e?ly?tized, pros?e?ly?tiz?ing, pros?e?ly?tiz?es
v.intr.1. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
That does not mean saying "i go to bible study". Or "i follow Jesus". It means to proselytize. Specifically. And no, there is no place for that. I don't want to be induced to do ANYTHING other than my job. I don't want people to do that to me at my gym, or on the golf course, or at our pool, or on the beach. And I certainly don't want them to do it in my workplace, where I cannot get away from them.
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Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
Thank you, you are right. I was feeling frustrated after her personal attack on me last night. Please forgive me Bonita. It is difficult when you continue to just jump in without debating and then jump out. I'm glad that you are done doing that. Please accept my apology.
Here as in your town or in TN? A quick google search pulled up 3 which is a small amount compared to the size of your state but they exist.
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