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|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Mar. 14 2012,09:18)|
Coppedge claims he never forcibly compelled colleagues to accept his idea of intelligent design in the workplace. Intelligent design is a conviction that life is too complex to have developed solely through evolution and that the universe was designed by an intelligent entity.
This isn't about forcing people to accept your pretentious twaddle, David; it's more about forcing people to listen to your pretentious twaddle, over and over, when they've told you they don't want to.
Yes, exactly. You cannot really force a belief on someone in the United States. For all the rabble-raising from the right wing, even they cannot do it.
The laughable irony is, the Supreme Court (largely conservative due to Reagan, Bush HW, and Bush W appointees) have really raised the bar for claims of discrimination. One now (as I recall - correct me if I am wrong) has to show intent on the part of the employer, not merely results/behavior. So, here is another case in which one faction of conservatives have screwed over another.
But of course, this is not being argued in front of the SCOTUS, and another irony here is that the media may be
Expelled from the conference in chambers. (I'm being facetious - I know that such conferences are rarely if ever public.)
Oh, dog, somebody please stop me! Stop me before I post again!
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