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US Court Sides With CDC Over Fight With Counselor

by Greg Bluestein .
Wednesday Feb 8, 2012

A federal appeals court has rejected arguments from a former counselor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who claims her religious rights were violated because she was fired for refusing to counsel a gay woman.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge's decision to dismiss Marcia Walden's lawsuit against the CDC.

Walden worked as a contractor for the CDC in 2007 when a woman came to her for advice involving a same-sex relationship. She was let go after she told the woman she couldn't help because her "personal values" as a devout Christian prevented her from offering any assistance.

Walden said her firing was a result of religious discrimination, but the three-judge panel said it was not persuaded by her arguments.

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  • , 2012-02-10 12:49:55

    These angry pseudo-religious women need to go bake a cake. This See You Next Tuesday is using religion as her reason for not counseling young gay women?Apparently she has no idea who Christ was or what He stands for. Christ was hanging out with prostitutes and ex slaves spreading peace and love. This dumb C*** knows nothing of love. I wonder how she will be judged for being so hateful and worse--potentially contributing in the deaths of the young women who went to her for help?Religion stops at your skin. Believe what you want. Worship whomever you wan but don’t try and force it down anyone else’s throat. Workplaces are for work. Houses of worship are for religion. When you try to mix the two you are on the losing end. I’m sure she thinks ’corporations are people’ and that person just kicked her smart mouthed ass to the curb.


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