Charlene Carter has had to face real persecution in her workplace for being pro-life.
Newsroom (24/07/2022 11:45 AM Gaudium Press) Charlene Carter was a Southwest Airlines stewardess and, in 1996, joined the union. In 2017, Charlene Carter expressed on her own private Facebook account opinions in favour of human life. She criticized the union and its president for participating in the Women’s March on Washington, funded by the multinational abortion company Planned Parenthood, expressing her pro-life stance.
Instead of respecting her views, she was summoned to a meeting to explain her position. A week later, she was fired. Carter, in turn, sued and now a federal court has proven her right and ordered the company to pay a $5.1 million for compensation.
“Today is a victory for freedom of speech and religious belief. Flight attendants must have a voice and no one can be retaliated against for exercising their right to speak out against their union,” Carter said in a statement.
The union was not satisfied with the decision and will appeal to a circuit court.
“No American worker should fear being fired, intimidated or retaliated against simply for speaking out against their own money being spent, allegedly on their behalf, to further an agenda they find abhorrent,” said National Right Mark Mix, who defended Carter.
“While we are proud to support Ms. Carter and pleased with the verdict, ultimately there should be no place in American labor law to force workers to fund a private organization that violates their core beliefs,” Mix said.
With information from ReligionEnLibertad
Compiled by Gustavo Kralj