Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Essay

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Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex (Bagley and Savage 2010). If Matthew would so choose to continue his plan to hire Christian employees within the legal boundaries of the statute, he would have to ensure his business does not meet certain criteria of a covered employer. The statute prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against job applicants based off a person or person’s religious beliefs (Bagley and Savage 2010). Fifteen or more employees are defined as having fifteen or more employees on payroll for each working day in the current calendar year or the past year. He could legally have a “Christian only” hiring policy as long as he is outside of the criteria of a covered employer. Reviewing Matthew’s hiring policy from the bibles Great Commission perspective, leads me to decision that it is not advisable. Jesus instructs us to: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, New International Version). To restrict the…show more content…
Title Vii allows churches and religious organizations to discriminate on the basis of religion. Most Christian schools teach from a Christian worldview in all subjects. In order to accomplish this I believe the instructors should be grounded in Christian values, and live a lifestyle rooted in Christ’s instruction. The opportunity to educate our future generation along with sound biblical doctrine should not be taken lightly. This should be done by individuals that experience the love of Christ in their lives on a daily basis. Having knowledge of God’s word is one thing; living by God’s word is completely different all together, and would better position those employed to mirror what Godly principals the school stands

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