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[–] Mead 3 points 17 points (+20|-3) ago 

Freedom of religion doesn't exempt you from laws and job requirements.

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[–] acratus 6 points -2 points (+4|-6) ago 

Of course it does. Why don't the Amish have to pay taxes? Even the left-wing cooks at the ADL recognize the right to religious accommodation:

Requested accommodations vary - an employee may need a particular day off each year for a religious holiday; or to refrain from work every week on his or her Sabbath; or to wear religious garb; or to have a place to pray. An employer must try to arrange to allow the employee to meet these religious obligations. Examples of possible accommodations may include shift swaps between employees, voluntary assignment substitutions, flexible scheduling (allowing an employee to work on Sundays, Christmas or other national holiday in place of the day he or she needs off), lateral transfers to other positions in the company, and use of lunch time in exchange for early departure. An employer could allow an employee who is a Friday-night Sabbath observer to work longer hours on Monday through Thursday to enable the employee to leave early on Friday to be home for the Sabbath. An employer may require an employee to use paid time off, such as personal or vacation days, to meet an employee's required accommodation.

http://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/civil-rights/religiousfreedom/religfreeres/ReligAccommodWPlace-docx.pdf

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[–] Astromachine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago