A woke airline has come under fire for firing Christians after allegedly asking for “critical dialogue.”
Alaska Airlines, currently under scrutiny after one of its plane doors fell off mid-air, has been sued by two employees who say that the airline fired them for expressing their religious views. According to the federal lawsuit, the company invited the employees to engage in “open and critical dialogue” on the Equality Act but then fired them for criticizing the corporation’s pro-LGBTQIA+ political activism.
According to the terminated employees, flight attendants Marli Brown and Lacey Smith, the airline had a three-strike policy which it disregarded to terminate them for remarks the company itself had solicited. Both Brown and Smith insist that they had been exemplary employees without any prior strikes. Brown said that Alaska Airlines’ Carmen Williams, then-vice president of Inflight, overruled a human resources recommendation that the company not take any disciplinary action at all.
According to the lawsuit, both employees had a strong performance record; Marli had “no documented performance concerns” and Lacey had only one relating to her opposition to the Marxist group Black Lives Matter.
MRC Vice President Dan Schneider bluntly bashed Alaska Airlines: “When the company invited employees to have an open and critical dialogue, it was essentially promising these women that they would be protected for expressing their religious views. Then the company violated their rights because of their religious views. What Alaska Airlines has done is un-American.”
Schneider added, “Both the company and the union claimed to stand against discrimination in all its forms, but they then immediately turned around and discriminated against these women, specifically because of their religious beliefs. It’s like the airline set a trap for Christians in order to push them out. ”
Brown and Smith are suing Alaska Airlines under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its Washington state counterpart, the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD). Both statutes prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of religion. Brown and Smith are also suing their union, the Association of Flight Attendants.
According to Brown and Smith, union representative Terry Taylor — who was supposed to defend their workers’ rights — instead asked her colleagues to “put Marli and Lacey in a burlap bag and drop them in a well.”
Beyond the allegations of this lawsuit, Alaska Airlines also offers to refund travel costs up to $4,000 for employees who wish to kill their unborn children. The woke airline also embraces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and gender ideology. In fact, in a March 2023 DEI statement, the company strongly implied they were racially discriminating in hiring.
According to the radical leftist Human Rights Campaign, Alaska Airlines has a perfect Corporate Equity Index (CEI) score. Achieving this score requires allowing men to use women’s bathrooms, pushing “LGBTQ” propaganda on employees in training and “equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care.”
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