Macy’s, don’t fire employees for being Catholic!
A Catholic employee at Macy’s was fired from his job for his mere religious beliefs about gender! We cannot sit by and let companies discriminate against Christians for their beliefs—let alone actions based on those beliefs. Help us tell Macy’s that this is unacceptable.
Javier Chavez had worked at Macy’s for 26 years and was a senior store detective with Macy’s Flushing, New York. After responding to a complaint by two customers—a mother and her daughter—about a man using the women’s restroom in the store, Chavez’s superiors told him about Macy’s new policy. Men who identify as women can use the same bathroom as young girls—no questions asked.
Chavez told his superiors that his Catholic faith and the Bible made him believe that this policy was wrong. Still, he said, he would enforce the policy while working. And then, based only on his stated opinions and beliefs, Chavez was fired!
“After my employer learned that I was a practicing Catholic, with religious concerns about this policy, I was terminated because of my religion, in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law,” Chavez states in a complaint to the New York Division of Human Rights.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue rightfully stated, “Macy’s has no legal, or moral, grounds to stand on.” The most basic religious right in the First Amendment is the right to believe. If Macy’s can fire employees for “merely holding beliefs that are contrary to the store’s policy,” then religious believers everywhere have to hide their faith.
The radical transgender ideology is not satisfied with religious dissenters enforcing their biology-denying policy. They also have to silence anyone who merely voices disagreement, even for religious reasons.
Tell Macy’s that this policy of firing religious employees will not stand! America was founded on the basic principle that no one should be discriminated against because of his or her religion.
Help us stand up for Javier Chavez’s right not to be fired for his religion. We might be next!