Religious Accommodation, Religious Privilege to Refuse to Work, Secular Links

Secular Links for Saturday, March 28th

The Secular Lynx’s Secular Links is where we post small stories, interesting topics and continuing discussion to stories previously covered gather together for all you, my readers. Or if I may, to you secular lynxes.

Religious Privilege to Refuse to Work

Canada Post workers refuse to work

There are plenty of jobs where I have had to do things that were annoying or distasteful. But I don’t expect to be given special privileges not to do my job. Letter carriers have one job. To carry letters. Some don’t want to:

Toronto letter carriers are being threatened with discipline if they refuse to deliver a controversial newspaper that slams politicians from across the political spectrum with profanity, the postal workers union says.

Megan Whitfield, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Toronto local president, said a number of workers have raised objections to a newspaper Canada Post has been paid to distribute in the Beaches-East York area.

There are really two options: it’s something Canada Post should refuse to deliver, or Canada Post employees should have to deliver it. Our society will not be able to function if gears in the machine randomly stop working. Continue reading