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Gloria Allred Client Shakes Down Christian College
The Christian Diarist ^ | March 4, 2013 | JP

Posted on 03/04/2013 7:40:57 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Teri James is a deceiver. She pretended to be a faithful Christian when she applied for a job with San Diego Christian College, but proved to be an interloper.

The 29-year-old knowingly and willingly signed the school’s “community covenant.” In so doing, she foreswore “abusive anger, malice, jealousy, lust, sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality, evil desires and prejudice based on race, sex or socioeconomic status.”

Last October, James was summoned to her supervisor’s office. She acknowledged that she had broken the covenant by engaging in promiscuous sex – with a co-worker, no less – which resulted in her pregnancy outside of holy matrimony. The Christian institution let her go.

Now James is suing on grounds of supposed wrongful termination.

And she has retained the legal services of the notorious Gloria Allred, who last year represented Sandra Fluke in her defamation claim against Rush Limbaugh (which went nowhere) and Jenna Talackova, a transgender, who challenged her disqualification from the Miss Universe Canada Pageant (the spineless Canucks caved).

James says, sure, she signed San Diego Christian College’s covenant. But she had no idea the school would actually hold her to her promise to refrain from “sexually immoral behavior.” And who knew she would get pregnant two weeks after signing the covenant?

“I needed a job in this economy,” said James, pleading her case on NBC’s “Today” show. “I never thought that anything would happen.”

Besides, says Allred, the covenant James signed “does not say that you will be fired if you do not comply.” Her client should not have been expected to behave like a true Christ follower just because she happened to work for a Christian institution.

James thinks she is striking some sort of blow for women’s rights. Like Susan B. Anthony, who fought for women’s right to vote. Or Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe,” who fought for women’s right to abortion on demand.

“I want to pave the way,” said James, self-importantly. To “say, Christian organizations, you can’t necessarily fall back on this. You can’t hurt people like this. If you say you stand for love and mercy and grace – stand for those who are weak.”

What James is saying is that Christian organizations should not be able require their employees to adhere to a Godly code of conduct, even if hirees agree to do so as a condition of their employment.

She also suggests that employers that hold their workers accountable when they break clearly established rules – like those set forth in the community covenant she voluntarily signed with San Diego Christian College – wrongfully “hurt people.”

“I was unmarried, pregnant and they took away my livelihood,” she protested.

But it’s James’ fault that she lost her job with the Christian school. Indeed, before she chose to lay with her co-worker, to whom she was not married, she knew there very well would be consequences if she was found out, as she was when the tell-tale signs of her pregnancy appeared.

Yes, she lost her livelihood while unmarried and pregnant. But she shouldn’t expect her former employer to pay for the choice she made that led to her situation. Her financial (and non-financial) support should come from the man she laid with, the father of her child.

As to love and mercy and grace, particularly “for those who are weak,” it is indeed expected of Christian institutions, like James’ former employer.

But God loves us. His mercies are new every morning. He sheds His grace upon us, everyone. Yet, He’s been known to punish those who defy Him, who abide unrepentantly in their sins. And He’s even known to correct those whom He loves.

Perhaps if James acknowledged her wrongdoing, if she vowed to go and sin no more, she would be enjoying by now the fruit of God’s forgiveness, if not San Diego Christian College.

Instead, she and her lawyer Gloria Allred are trying to shake down the religious institution for a payoff James does not deserve.


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: gloriaallred; lawsuit; religiousliberty; terijames
A person who wants to live an unGodly lifestyle probably ought not take a job with a Christian college (or church or faith-based organization). There are plenty of secular employers with whom she or he can find work.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 7:41:11 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Its people like this who give me heart burn. “Here are the rules they are not optional.” There is a speed limit sign on the side of the road, it does not say if you exceed it markedly, you will lose your license. It does not have to. Unfortunately, the school has the option of paying the bimbo a huge settlement or going to trial and paying a solicitor a huge amount and still perhaps not getting a positive outcome and then have to shell out more money.


2 posted on 03/04/2013 7:50:52 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You know, these people kill me. When I took my minimum wage job at a department store, they went over all of the store’s policies, and I had to sign a paper that said I agreed to abide by their rules, or else I could be terminated. I know I could be fired for doing any number of things against the company policy.

My company only makes money because it sells things. If I decided to take an item or short-change the company of its income in many other ways, then I would lose mine. Why is this idea so difficult for others to understand? So many people seem to believe that they are entitled to a job, and the rules apply to everyone else.


3 posted on 03/04/2013 7:53:53 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sharks gotta bite, wasps gotta sting. Gloria Allred gotta . . .

Oh, you fill it in.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 7:54:22 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Only two questions: Was the coworker fired? And, if so, is he suing as well?


5 posted on 03/04/2013 7:58:40 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
“I never thought that anything would happen.”

Okay, Mz. James. Instead of firing you on the basis of violating your employment covenant, we'll fire you on the basis of incompetence.

Anyone who merrily goes a boinking and expects nothing will happen is obviously too stupid to work at the college level. Your average groundskeeper knows better.

By the way, I hear the "Gentlemen's Club" out on the highway is hiring strippers, a line of work to which you appear much more suitable.

6 posted on 03/04/2013 8:02:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mouton
“I needed a job in this economy,” said James, pleading her case

Let me be the first:

IT'S ALL GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 posted on 03/04/2013 8:02:38 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
There are plenty of secular employers with whom she or he can find work.

Not necessarily. Damned liars and covenant-breakers are practitioners of the Devil's ways and his work wherever they find themselves. No wise employer will put up with it, whenever it is discovered. IMHO mmmhm?--

8 posted on 03/04/2013 8:02:52 AM PST by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul. (Ps. 66:16))
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To: Tanniker Smith
"Only two questions: Was the coworker fired? And, if so, is he suing as well?"

According to other sites, the "coworker" was actually the woman's fiance (now husband), and didn't work at the school at the time. He was hired after the woman became pregnant, but before she was fired.

9 posted on 03/04/2013 8:04:40 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Tanniker Smith

No - they offered him her position. Sounds like her bosses would have been happier if she’d just had gotten an abortion...


10 posted on 03/04/2013 8:14:08 AM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

Probably not, she probably would have sued to have them pay for it.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 8:17:13 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

If she had sex only with the man she later married, then it hardly was “promiscuous sex.” Her boyfriend must have thought he was the only one if he went ahead and married her after she got pregnant.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 8:21:59 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Be reminded the suit will be initiated in California where this woman will win if the initial agreement, in fact, DIDNOT say she would be fired for engaging in immoral behavior.


13 posted on 03/04/2013 8:26:06 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Did they fire her co-worker. Do they fire everyone that breaks a rule. Are they firming everyone who is having pre-marital sex?


14 posted on 03/04/2013 8:34:09 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Did they fire her co-worker. Do they fire everyone that breaks a rule. Are they firming everyone who is having pre-marital sex?


15 posted on 03/04/2013 8:34:26 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

If Obama had a slut daughter she would look just like this POS!


16 posted on 03/04/2013 8:49:33 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Well first let’s be blunt about this.

Did they fire the co-worker who obviously signed the same agreement, and then knocked her up.

If Not they should.

Second, she is obviously one horny slut because she hadn’t been there two weeks before she was shacking up. That is a little quick for someone who is morally fit to teach at a Christian school.

Thrid she knew right where to run. To Gloria Allred.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 9:18:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Hey,I had a new young divorcee co-worker assigned to my building in the 90s.Supervision said “don’t be asking her for dates,etc.She needs time to get over things.”Two weeks later she was shacked up with the boiler operator! And then she cheated on him within the year.

A slut does what a slut wants to do.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 10:21:26 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Venturer

Fully agree. They have every right to fire the woman if they wish, but if the man was in fact offered her position and wasn’t fired, that is a very hypocritical decision.


19 posted on 03/04/2013 10:48:46 AM PST by richmwill
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I wonder if they could say she wasn’t fired for her morality (or lack of it rather) but for lying during the hiring process.


20 posted on 03/04/2013 1:52:14 PM PST by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: hoosierham

Hey,I had a new young divorcee co-worker assigned to my building in the 90s.Supervision said “don’t be asking her for dates,etc.She needs time to get over things.”Two weeks later she was shacked up with the boiler operator! And then she cheated on him within the year.

A slut does what a slut wants to do.

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Your perspective is interesting. There are 3 sluts in your story, 2 men and one woman. You only seem to recognize the female slut. I guess the guys are just guys doing what guys do?

And that is what rubs me the wrong way about this story, and the numerous others we’ve read about over the years. For us men, there is no outward sign that we’re engaging in sex out of wedlock (beyond goofy look on our faces, but that’s for sex in wedlock as well). So we skate in these situations.

Don’t get me wrong, she signed a contract, violated it, and will have to pay the consequences. However, for every woman in one of these stories there is a man also. And how often do we read stories of men running afoul of these morality clauses? I wonder who writes them ... hmmmm.

donning asbestos suit.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 2:36:19 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

the guy is usuallycalled something else by those who do not approve


22 posted on 03/05/2013 10:21:49 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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