Firey fired for lacking Jesus fire?
According to the Los Angeles Times, the delightfully named Atticus O. Firey is suing Meguiar's Inc., a car wax manufacturer in Irvine, claiming he was fired after the company's president determined Firey wasn't "on fire for Jesus" and lacked a sufficiently "Christian lifestyle".
Atticus O. Firey, 34, of Newport Beach contends Meguiar's Inc. committed religious discrimination when it fired him in July after nearly 10 years with the company. Company president Barry Meguiar repeatedly urged Firey, then the chief operating officer, to attend church, the suit alleges, and told him he was "robbing this company of the blessing of God by not being on your knees and on fire for Jesus."
An attorney for Meguiar says there was nothing religious about the firing-- Firey was just a crap employee, and this lawsuit is simply a "publicity stunt".
If the suit goes to trial, it should prove immensely entertaining-- and perhaps answer that age old question WWJD (IHWARSC)*?
*What Would Jesus Do (If He Wanted A Really Shiny Car)?