Former bus driver has sued the Capital Area Rural Transportation System, charging that the nine-county transit service discriminated against him based on his religion when he was fired for refusing to drive a woman to a Planned Parenthood clinic in January.
Edwin Graning, who was hired as a driver on April 1, 2009, was “concerned that he might be transporting a client to undergo an abortion” when he was assigned to transport two women to Planned Parenthood, according to his lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Austin.
Graning is seeking re-instatement, back pay and undisclosed damages for pain, suffering and emotion distress. He is represented by lawyers from the American Center for Law & Justice, founded by evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson.
Edwin Graning, thestatesman.com 61 Comments
[7/24/2010 6:41:32 PM]
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Submitted By: Liberty Libertine
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@Sisyphus: "No one thinks they'll find the girlfriend/boyfriend of their dreams on fstdt."
Sometimes it happens, though. ;)
For a few of us losers on the forums, anyway.
7/26/2010 3:06:43 PM
Where people are going is none of your business, and your job is to drive a bus, correct? So drive.
7/26/2010 6:22:46 PM
You can hold whatever beliefs and opinions you like, but do your fucking job or quit, asshole.
7/27/2010 7:48:58 PM
7/27/2010 11:11:33 PM
I wonder if the 'American Center for Law and Justice' would support my claim for damages if I refused to drive a bus to take people to a Church?
7/27/2010 11:29:52 PM
I.. uh.. don't know what to say. Ask yer fuckin' god to take away yer pain... you fucktard
7/28/2010 10:11:10 AM
The tort of 'emotional distress' applies when somebody's behaviour goes beyond the point of bad behaviour to where someone would say 'that's outrageous'.
If I were on the jury, I'd find the complaint proven- against the bus driver.
7/28/2010 1:14:24 PM
How is it your fucking buisness where people to do and what are they doing with their lives?
Do you seriously think that you are going to win this one?
7/29/2010 6:27:46 AM
what. the. fuck.
7/30/2010 12:54:54 AM
On a slightly off topic note: I wonder how many people do not realize that Planned Parenthood does a lot of things other than set people up for abortions?
8/2/2010 2:41:46 PM
Pro-tip: Involving Pat Robertson never helps.
8/2/2010 2:44:34 PM
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