On Monday, a federal court ruled against Raymond Zdunski, a former accountant at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Education Services (E2CCB). Zdunski had filed a lawsuit against the district in 2019 after being fired for refusing to attend a mandatory LGBTQ workplace training. The Manhattan 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Zdunski’s claims, citing that he had “failed to point to sufficient evidence” to back up his claims.
Christian Accountant Fired After Refusing LGBTQ Training Loses Lawsuit Against School District https://t.co/hjfverAAJP via @DailyCaller
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The ruling is yet another example of how the liberal agenda is trampling on the rights of religious Americans. Zdunski was fired for refusing to attend a training that went against his religious beliefs, yet the court sided with the school district and denied his request for back pay, reinstatement, and $10 million in damages. This is a clear violation of the United States Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which guarantees freedom of religion and prohibits discrimination based on religion.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In recent years, we have seen a growing trend of liberal activists attempting to force their beliefs on others, particularly those with religious beliefs that differ from their own. We have seen it in the form of laws that force businesses to provide services that go against their religious convictions, such as providing abortion services or catering same-sex weddings. We have seen it in the form of schools mandating that students attend LGBTQ trainings or face disciplinary action. And we have seen it in the form of employers firing employees for refusing to attend trainings that go against their religious beliefs.
These liberal activists are attempting to use the power of government to force their beliefs on others, and it must be stopped. Religious freedom is a fundamental right that must be protected, and no one should be forced to choose between their faith and their job. We must stand up for the rights of religious Americans and ensure that they are not discriminated against because of their beliefs.
The case of Raymond Zdunski is yet another reminder that we must remain vigilant in protecting our religious liberties. We must speak out against those who would use the power of government to force their beliefs on others and stand up for those who are being discriminated against because of their faith. It is our duty as citizens to ensure that our constitutional rights are protected and that no one is denied their right to practice their faith freely.