Thursday, July 07, 2005

Got Pregnant? You Are Fired!

Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A (May 2005)

A teacher at a private Christian school in Berrien Springs has been placed on administrative leave for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

Christine John is a first-year teacher at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. She says school officials asked her why she was four months along in her pregnancy when she had been married just two months. Mrs. John says school officials told her that premarital sex is an act strictly forbidden by the school system and the religion. She was told her services were no longer needed and that she will be on paid leave until her contract expires.

Now she's considering legal action.


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