In an earlier post, I discussed how an Indiana lawmaker had come under fire for his stand on the Girl Scouts of America. It seems that Bob Morris may not have been far off the mark after all when he claimed that the organization promotes homosexuality and abortion. In fact, one employee of this non-profit group found out the hard way because she was harassed by her supervisor for wearing a pro-life t-shirt at her workplace.
Renise Rodriguez worked for the Girl Scout’s local office in Tucson, Arizona. She is also a religious studies major at the University of Arizona. Early in January, Rodriguez came to her place of employment during her off-duty hours in order to prepare for a meeting. When she arrived at her office, she was wearing a t-shirt that said “pray to end abortion.”
Her supervisor told her to turn her t-shirt inside out, warning her that she could not remain in the office if she did not do so. After being told to turn the t-shirt inside out twice, Rodriguez claims she was so emotionally disturbed that she left the office in tears.
As a result of her harassment, Rodriguez decided to quit the Girl Scouts. She submitted a letter of resignation the next day but did not cite her reason for doing so. She says she planned to mention the t-shirt incident personally with her boss’s supervisor when the time came to do a formal exit interview. Meanwhile, a pro-life group in Tucson has outfitted Rodriguez with several more t-shirts as a reward for her taking a stand against those who wish to silence our Christian voices.