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Fired Tenn. Pharmacist Sues Walgreens Alleging Religious Bias

posted on February 17, 2014

At Religion News Service, Bob Smietana reports, “A Tennessee pharmacist and a Baptist church deacon who lost his job after an ongoing dispute over selling Plan B contraception has sued his former bosses, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs.” Before the contraceptive became available over the counter, Philip M. Hall originally worked out a compromise with Walgreens where he would refer them to another staff member, as he believes Plan B causes abortions. “He doesn’t object to Walgreens selling Plan B,” said Jocelyn Floyd, lawyer for Hall. “He’s just asking that they accommodate his religious beliefs.”

Read at Religion News Service