by Jorge Gomez • 7 min read
In today’s America, radical ideologies appear to be infiltrating virtually every sphere of our lives—and the workplace is no exception. Increasingly, we’re witnessing corporations jumping on the “woke” bandwagon and adopting policies that allegedly promote “diversity, equity and inclusion.” But as is often the case with extreme woke agendas, religious Americans are on the losing end of the bargain.
Instead of equality for all, woke corporate culture encourages the opposite and often leads to religious discrimination. People of faith shoulder the consequences of this discriminatory (and illegal) behavior. It’s religious Americans who are often fired, docked pay, prevented from advancing, retaliated against, and alienated. The bottom line is that the “canceling” of people of faith has become an all-too-familiar pattern.
The evidence continues to grow, as more Americans are being forced to choose between their faith and their livelihood. This is a warning to every person of faith in our country: woke corporate culture is one of the greatest threats to religious liberty. However, there’s hope we can halt this toxic ideology.
Religious Freedom in the Marketplace: Six Cases that Could Change the Law
Over the past year, First Liberty has seen a stark increase in employment discrimination and violations on the basis of religion. Our organization is currently fighting several major workplace religious freedom cases that could shape the law and legal protections for religious employees. We’ve asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear two important cases:
In addition to our Supreme Court cases, First Liberty is on the frontlines fighting on behalf of:
The outcome of these cases could impact the lives of millions of Americans—and that’s why First Liberty is stepping up in this critical legal battlefront with woke corporations. By defending clients like Melissa, Gerald, Ron, Lacey, Marli, Valerie and Robyn, we’re not just fighting to change the “cancel culture” in the places where they work. We’re taking a stand against injustice. We’re holding corporate America accountable. If we win these cases, it’ll be a huge step forward to ensure companies follow the law and respect our country’s historic commitment to religious freedom.
Whether it’s in the boardroom or the breakroom, woke corporate culture has become a dangerous form of “soft totalitarianism.” It not only forces people of faith to celebrate ideas or actions that go against their religious beliefs. Anyone who doesn’t conform risks losing their jobs, careers and businesses. Make no mistake: The consequences of this toxic ideology are severe. It threatens to destroy the lives of religious Americans.
Canceling someone because of their religious beliefs makes a mockery of our laws. Religious Americans should not be reduced to second-class citizens. As people of faith confront a hostile corporate culture, we urge you to give now and join First Liberty in this fight. Your support is essential—for you, your children and grandchildren, and countless Americans who are singled out for their faith in the workplace.