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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    No, it does not. Obviously, there is nothing to defend now, as the case has settled, but settlement does not mean they had no defense. If the plaintiff really thought that, he might insist on taking it to a jury to get even more money - especially considering the government has rather deep pockets. And a jury down there might very well give him more than he got. Settlement is not all about the defendant's case; it is also about the plaintiff's case. There is a lot more going on here than you think. Stop watching so much TV.
    It means there is an end to the case and less risk, so a settlement ends it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Why am I wondering if the sermon reviewers at Georgia's DPH had ever gone out of their way to conduct ideological purity tests on Muslim job candidates?
    I could say something, but it wouldn't be politically correct. Kabooommm

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    They probably weighed being sued or settling and not being sued. It was a better decision to make if they thought there was a chance they would win a lawsuit
    Now Djinn has you on the record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I could say something, but it wouldn't be politically correct. Kabooommm
    How can you at least try to answer webrockk's question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    I have to ask the OP. What in the world are you afraid of? Gay people being treated fairly under the law? Why is that so frightening to you?

    Why do you think we're so scary?

    It's not religion, and never has been. If that were the case, none of my family would be bugging me about getting married. My family are all Christians and since it became legal, they want me to get married. Every time I go home to visit, it's "So are you seeing anybody? When can we all meet him?"

    Now I get what straight people have been going through forever.
    Whats that have to do with the OP? The Pastor was fired after his work found out what he said in his sermons and he won a settlement against his employer. Thats good news for equal rights, don't you agree?

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    If the pastor was so confident of his position, he would have refused the settlement and gone to court.

    If he's a real man of faith, he will donate all the proceeds from the lawsuit to charity and trust his god will reward him beyond measures. Isn't there some line in the Bible about being rewarded fourfold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    Oh my goodness! You don't understand a single thing about privacy laws. You are willingly, by your consent, walking out in public and preaching idiotic sermons. Anyone could film you and put you on YouTube, and you would lose the case easily. Your only hope would be False Light, and the burden of proof would be on you to prove I libeled you.
    If I was speaking and saw you filming me with the intent of destroying my life, I would ask security to remove you from the building

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    The employer could have settled for numerous reasons. Maybe they thought it wasn't worth the opportunity costs. You do know what a cost/benefit analysis is, right?
    I know $225K is no chump change. that tells me they most likely fired him for the wrong reasons, so they back paid him for wrecking his career

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    They could have settled for numerous reasons. Just because someone lost a case doesn't mean they admit wrongdoing.
    Would you hand over $225K if you were right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    The employer didn't say it was a crime to be a pastor. The employer didn't like the man's views on evolution. Evolution is how medicine is developed, and anyone who rejects the theory should not be allowed to work at a health department.
    Then they should have fired him for that. Guess it didn't work out for them

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