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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:01 AM

This sheriff's deputy refused to work alone with a woman. Now the case is going to court.


The Billy Graham Rule has been scrutinized in recent years

The Lily News
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Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Maris Iati.

Manuel Torres, 51, said he told the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina that he could not be alone with the female deputy in his patrol car, because it would violate his religious beliefs.

Now the former sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit alleging he was fired over the objection, elevating a practice named after the late evangelical pastor Billy Graham from a cultural battle to a legal one.

Torres “holds the strong and sincere religious belief that the Holy Bible prohibits him, as a married man, from being alone for extended periods with a female who is not his wife,” says the federal lawsuit, which may be the first of its kind. Grant Wacker, a professor at Duke Divinity School and the author of “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” told The Washington Post he was unaware of other court cases related to the “Billy Graham Rule.”

The Billy Graham Rule has been scrutinized in recent years after Vice President Pence’s policy of not eating alone with women other than his wife came under a spotlight. Pence also avoids attending events that include alcohol without his wife, Karen Pence. A candidate for Mississippi governor, state Rep. Robert Foster (R), drew criticism in July when he said his adherence to the rule prevented him from letting a female reporter shadow him.

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Reply This sheriff's deputy refused to work alone with a woman. Now the case is going to court. (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 24 OP
Ohiogal Aug 24 #1
Croney Aug 24 #2
bitterross Aug 24 #4
bitterross Aug 24 #3
ladjf Aug 24 #5
3catwoman3 Aug 24 #6
malthaussen Aug 24 #7
Corgigal Aug 24 #8
Collimator Aug 24 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 24 #10
Skittles Aug 24 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:09 AM

1. Ah yes.

All women are evil temptresses just waiting to pounce on and seduce fine Christian married men....
Best eliminate them from the work force altogether....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:09 AM

2. Imagine if the female deputy said the same.

I can't be alone with a man who isn't my husband.

The response would be, "Then you shouldn't have taken the job."

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:30 AM

4. You're exactly right.

The Christo-Fascists would see no problem with that logic at all. After all, their Bible says women should be subservient to men.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:28 AM

3. Sadly, I have no doubt, in today's environment, he'll win.

It will be the wrong ruling for the nation and it will take 100 years or more to undo - if we have that long as a nation left.

The Christo-Fascists are in charge and they will continue to re-write the law in their favor. Either through the legislatures and Congress or through the courts. They certainly have appointed enough of their own judges to get the results they want.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:45 AM

5. Another example of total ignorance. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:13 AM

6. If I were a man, I would be insulted to have it assumed...

...that I could not control my behavior because of my genitalia.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:28 AM

7. In the oddly-twisted "logic" of some men...

... such a lack of control somehow serves to emphasize their masculinity. At the same time, their stoic refusal to permit temptation is also to their credit. Go figger.

-- Mal

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:38 AM

8. Let me guess,

the woman working with him makes him feel less superior, because women. I had to deal with one of these clowns back in my USAF days. That was 20 years ago but I guess some cavemen still want to pretend they are the better sex. Mr. Torres needs to quit because he might be alone with a female victim of crime and women can't trust him...cause that's you said. You're now a liability.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:59 PM

9. I watched the Netflix series "The Crown".

There was a scene where Graham met with the Queen alone. Admittedly, every story told in that series may not be completely authentic, but still, there would be some public record that they met, right?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:52 PM

10. He's objecting on religious grounds ????????????

Did he pass over the Fifth Commandment first ?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:14 PM

11. but he knows when accepting the job that may be required

that pious fuck needs to find another job

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