(ETH) – Federal authorities are suing a debt collection company after a Christian employee refused to be fingerprinted due to his religious beliefs.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Minnesota-based AscensionPoint Recovery Services (APRS) on behalf of Henry Harrington.

The EEOC claims the company violated federal law when it fired Harrington instead of accommodating his request not to be fingerprinted due to his religion.


The EEOC says its pre-suit investigation revealed that APRS had requested that its employees be fingerprinted as a result of a background check requirement of one of its clients.

Shortly after Harrington informed APRS that having his fingerprints captured was contrary to his religious practices, APRS fired him.

The suit claims the company did it before asking the client whether an exemption was available as a religious accommodation. READ MORE 


Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.