Friday, August 24, 2012
I just came in from church tonight, sat down to check my email and as I opened up my Yahoo page I saw this story in the number one search position. I am so glad for this young lady, her spirit , her testimony, AND her willingness as an Apostolic American to stand up for her right to honour her conscience in the workplace! There is a lawsuit going on of course NOT JUST FOR HER but for every other Apostolic Man and Woman who will be challenged in the same area. I suggest several things, Number one that we pray for this young lady and her courage to not just accept this and allow others to have to face it down the line, but I ALSO SUGGEST IF THIS COMPANY WILL NOT MAKE ANY PROVISION FOR APOSTOLIC PEOPLE TO WORK THERE.....THEN APOSTOLIC PEOPLE WILL REFUSE TO ****EAT***** THERE!
As of TODAY I am completely done with Burger King until not only is this woman allowed to honour Gods word in her employment there BUT that the company issues an APOLOGY to the Apostolic Community it has so cavalierly insulted by firing this young lady simply for choosing MODESTY over IMMODESTY! (Can you tell I am upset by this? Well...... I AM!)
Here is the story! (P.S. Do they know how to spell PENTECOSTAL? Evidently NOT)
A Texas teenager is suing Burger King for religious discrimination, saying that the fast food giant fired her, a conservative Christian, for wearing a long skirt, rather than uniform pants, to work.
Ashanti McShan was a 17-year-old high school senior when she applied for a job as a cashier at the Grand Prairie Burger King in August 2010, according to the lawsuit filed on her behalf this week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During her interview McShan, who is a Pentacostal Christian, said that her religious beliefs forbid women to wear men's clothing, so she would need to be able to wear a long black skirt rather than the standard-issue uniform pants. The Burger King employee interviewing her "assured her that she could wear a skirt to work," the lawsuit says.
But when she arrived for orientation, another store management told her that she could not wear a skirt "and that she had to leave the store," in spite of her explaining that there was a religious issue at stake, according to the lawsuit.
"The result of the foregoing practices has been to deprive Ashanti McShan of equal employment opportunities because of her religious beliefs and observances as a Christian Pentecostal," the lawsuit states. The incident could be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars religious discrimination in the workplace.
"I've seen cases where an employer has denied a religion accommodation, and it's something where you could see how it could cause a problem," Equal Employment Opportunity Commission trial attorney Meaghan Shepard, who is representing McShan, told The Dallas Morning News. "The legal standard is 'undue hardship,' and in this instance it was a very simple request -- to be able to wear a long black skirt and not black pants -- and it was initially granted. And then she shows up at orientation, on time, and is then told by the manager to leave and that she couldn't wear a skirt. She was responsible, tried to get in touch with someone higher in the franchise, and they never responded to her. In our eyes, it was so clear-cut. She's a very sweet, articulate young lady who was just trying to work her senior year in high school."
The lawsuit seeks "appropriate back pay with prejudgement interest" for McShan, even though she was asked to leave the store before she started her first shift, as well as punitive damages and an injunction.
"Accommodating Ms. McShan's religious beliefs would have been simple and cost the company nothing," Shepard said in a statement. "Management's failure to comply with federal law deprived this teenage girl of the opportunity to work during her senior year of high school."
Pentacostal Christians believe in a strict, literal interpretation of the Bible. Deuteronomy 22:5 specifically states: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."
"We haven't come far enough in our respect of religious liberties at the workplace if we have employers saying that uniform policies trump a religious observance without articulation of any hardship posed by letting an employee 'hold the pickles' and 'hold the lettuce' while wearing a skirt," EEOC regional attorney Robert A. Canino said in a statement.
The franchisee that owns the Great Prairie Burger King, Fries Restaurant Management LLC, also owns about 10 other Burger King restaurants in Texas; they would not comment to Yahoo! Shine. "As a normal couse of business, Burger King Corp. does not comment on personnel or legal matters related to its franchisees, who independently own and operate Burger King restaurants," Burger King Corp. told The Huffington Post in a statement.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have gotten in on the "GROUND FLOOR" of something?
Here they are at one of the saddest days of my life! The day they had to fly out from the Munich Germany airport to go back to the US to raise help to enable them to continue saving souls here in Europe!
I almost get jealous when I hear all the reports coming back from America of all the souls receiving the Holy Ghost , being Baptized in Jesus Name, Miracles of Healing , "Blowout" services, Backsliders coming back to God all happening as they are in the States on deputation! Brother Shell is NOT just a poor missionary in need of help, the man can flat out PREACH! And every pastor who has had him can tell you what a blessing that this family has been to their church.
Can you pray with me that Pastors in America would allow their hearts to be opened to the cry not only of the LOST but of the LORD OF THE HARVEST who was so brutally murdered that he might REDEEM MANKIND BACK TO HIMSELF? That they would go that extra mile for Jesus and have this precious family come share their burden and testimony so that they can quickly ... make that QUICKLY return to the field????
Remember that old song that said...
"The Saviours Calling!
The Grain Is Falling!
Oh do not wait!
It's growing Late!
Look on the Field It's White
It's Harvest Time!"
Jesus prayer request was PRAY THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WOULD SEND FORTH LABOURERS INTO THE FIELD! Will you allow him to use YOU to do that?
If YOU want to get in on a ground floor investment AND have the deep satisfaction of actually being part of LAUNCHING a great ministry by having the Shells PLEASE feel free to EMAIL me at
DORANC@Hotmail.com to schedule them! Time is running out!
(You'll thank me for this someday I Garauntee it!)
Saturday, August 18, 2012
There is SO MUCH MORE to New York City than Rockefeller Center at Christmas time and The Brooklyn Bridge!
There is the ***OTHER*** Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! I like this one much better!
Here are two songs ! Enjoy!
Heaven Belongs To You!
Speak Lord And We Will Obey!
The absolute and complete difference in the POWER of Holy Ghost annointed music is so wonderful! Not only is it GOOD MUSIC but it stirs WAAAAAAAY past the "soul" (the EMOTIONS) and goes deep into the SPIRIT!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Since returning they have found that this building is too small for a sanctuary and so will use it for a mission base as well as Sunday School rooms but already need to flatten the land in front of the building and erect a steel pole structure that can support a corrugated Iron roof and shelter several HUNDRED people under it for services at Apostolic Lighthouse Ibbadan!
BUT! The best thing is that even as Brother and Sister Ayodele are labouring with just the few crumbs of help that we are able to send them from the church here in Germany to establish a strong Book of Acts church in Ibbadan they have already begun ANOTHER ASSEMBLY for the name of Jesus in another state of Nigeria in a village called Wakajaye in Osun State! He and his wife laboured so hard to erect with their bare hands this wood and metal shelter.
TUESDAY they began the First Jesus Name Pentecostal Services EVER under its shade! Apostolic Lighthouse Wakajaye!!!!
They even had Sunday School on Tuesday to bring the Jesus Name Message to the children of Wakajaye!
We are so thankful for all of you who are so faithful to help us here in Europe as well as Nigeria to proclaim the good news that JESUS SAVES TODAY!!!!!!!!
Please continue to pray for us! We have such opportunity in front of us and need YOU in back of us!
Brother Joseph Conroy, Brother and Sister Brian Shell and Brother and Sister Joseph Ayodele!