Original. Student reported. Your daily dose of Right-minded news and commentary from across the nation
Woman Sues Christian College: ‘I was fired for pre-marital sex’ (VIDEO)

A California woman is suing her former employer, claiming she was wrongfully fired for having pre-marital sex.

The woman, Teri James, signed an agreement with San Diego Christian College when she accepted a job there, which included a promise to abide by the school’s moral and religious beliefs.

“I feel like what San Diego Christian College did to me was hurtful and un-Christlike,” James said in a press conference arranged by her attorney. “I was an unmarried, pregnant woman, and they took away my livelihood.”

The college’s “community covenant,” which all new employees must sign, includes a ban against “sexually immoral behavior, including pre-marital sex, adultery, pornography, and homosexuality.”

James is being represented in her lawsuit by the high-powered attorney Gloria Allred, who has made her name by representing female clients in a long string of lawsuits against celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Herman Cain, and former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.

Allred, known as a “master of the press conference” also represented two of Tiger Woods’s alleged mistresses during the high profile scandal surrounding the golfer’s personal life that broke in late 2009.

The college’s human resources director told James she was being terminated “because she had pre-marital sex,” according to Allred.

College officials responded to initial media inquiries by pointing out the details of the “community covenant” agreement James signed when she decided to take a job at the college.

Click here to Like The College Fix on Facebook.

Follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanHarden

Add to the Discussion

  • John C

    She didn’t follow through with her terms of employment, she’s wrong and subject to termination. I certainly feel bad for her, but she knew the rules and it is not a public college, they can set their own terms of employment.

  • K-lub

    “Wrongfully fired?” What a ridiculous assertion to make. This woman signed a document that clearly stated what behavior was deemed acceptable and unacceptable by the school. Knowing full well that pre-marital sex was against the schools policy she consciously made the decision to engage in it anyway. True, the schools “community covenant” is, in my opinion, absurd. That being said, they absolutely have the right to have such a document as well as the right to terminate employees that break the agreement. If you don’t want to live a lifestyle that falls in-line with the schools ideals then don’t work there. This woman needs to be held accountable for her own actions.

  • rich__b

    Its not like she didn’t know the rules before accepting employment. Most colleges like this are very open about what they expect of employees. This case should be thrown out quickly.

  • Virginia

    what ‘s wrong with this world today!! SHE WAS AT A “CHRISTIAN” JOB! SHE SIGNED THEIR WORK ETHICS CONTRACT. WHAT PART DOESN’T SHE UNDERSTAND??? GET REAL AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. DUH!