Christian school allegedly fires a pregnant woman on grounds of pre-marital sex

A woman from Carlifonia is suing a Christian school after her employer asked point-blank if she was pregnant, then fired her.

Teri James, 29, was unmarried when she was hired as a financial aid specialist at San Diego Christian College, according to her lawyer. The woman desperately needed a job, so she signed a contract and agreed to abide by the school’s moral codes, which include abstaining from premarital sex. She said she is humiliated by her dismissal — especially after the school offered her boyfriend a job.

The El Cajon, Calif. resident had been working at the college for two years. The woman signed the agreement before she became pregnant. James claims that the school knew that her boyfriend — whom she later married — had also engaged in premarital sex.

Her husband didn’t take the job. It was James who received the axe. She had to vacate the building right after the meeting with her supervisor.

“I had to go into the office with all of my co-workers and say I’m leaving,” James told NBC’s “Today.” “I never came back so I don’t know what my co-workers thought, but for me, it was humiliating. I felt like I was in trouble.”

High-profile women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred signed on to the case, filing a lawsuit in San Diego County’s superior court. Although the college has not yet commented, James’ termination letter states that the woman was fired for engaging in activity “that does not build up the college’s mission.”

In the college’s “community covenant,” employees and students agree to stay away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco. They are also required to abstain from “abusive anger, malice, jealousy, lust, sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality,” according to Allred’s statement.

“It does not say that you will be fired if you do not comply,” Allred told “Today.”

The lawyer said the college will argue that since it is a Christian organization, it has the right to fire James. But Allred will argue that the termination is illegal because the school is a business.

James, who identifies as a Christian, called the school’s actions “hurtful and un-Christ like.”

“I was unmarried, pregnant and they took away my livelihood,” James said in a statement. “San Diego Christian College did not show any mercy or grace towards me.”

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US rapper and wife Die in an auto crash

US rapper and former No Limit Records artiste Mr. Magic and his wife reportedly died in a car accident on Friday, March 1, 2013.

According to an undisclosed source, the accident took place in Mississippi and the only survivor was Magic’s daughter.

No Limit rapper Silkk The Shocker talked about Magic’s death on social network Twitter; ‘Prayers goes to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic, him and Wife died in a car accident last night..’ Silkk said.

Magic, 45, released four solo albums in his career. He was also known as one-third of the rap trio, Body Head Bangerz.

SHOCKING: 8-Year-Old Boy Marries 61-Year-Old Woman (with 5 children and a husband)

boy-marries-61-year-old-womanAbout 100 people were witness to a most unusual (and certainly bizarre) wedding at the weekend.

The bride was 61 years old and the groom was an eight-year-old boy! Both families were present at the wedding of Sanele Masilela (8) and Helen Shabangu (61) and the bride’s husband and her five children were also at the wedding in Zimbabwe.

The boy’s aunt, Patience Masilela (46), explained why the wedding took place.

She said: “The boy was named after his late grandfather who never had a white wedding, so the ancestors told the boy to get married and he chose Helen to be his bride. The family took his desire to get married very seriously. They paid  for the bride in March last year and spent a lot on the wedding because they believed it was what the ancestors wanted.” Continue reading

Nigeria lacks good leaders – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday, said Nigeria lacks good leadership to administer her enormous potentials.

Obasanjo, who identified lack of quality leadership, among other factors, as major hindrances to development in Nigeria as well as other African countries, lamented the lack of leadership that could harness the resources to the point of noticeable development.

The former president spoke in Abeokuta during the final of Africa Region Inter-collegiate Debate on Human Security Africa, organised by Centre for Human Security (CHS), an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

The occasion featured universities and secondary school students from Nigeria and other African countries who participated in a debate as part of the activities marking Obasanjo’s 76th birthday. Continue reading