‘I Can’t Take Christ Off Like a Sweater,’ Says Christian Woman Penalized for Religious Beliefs

A number of American Christian business owners and professionals have spoken out about their need for religious freedom and to be protected from LGBT discrimination lawsuits, arguing that they cannot simply put away their faith at work.  “My case was not just about me. Right now there are other students in programs that are going through what I went through,” high school counselor Julea Ward said in a video posted by Alliance Defending Freedom on Thursday. “You

can’t compartmentalize your relationship with Christ. I can’t take Christ off like a sweater when I go into work, and then put Him back on when its time to leave,” she added.  Ward was expelled from Eastern Michigan University’s counseling program back in 2012 for trying to have a homosexual client reassigned to someone else because of her religious beliefs, though she later received a settlement from the college. READ MORE