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November 19, 2011

Factory worker claims he was fired for not wearing ‘666’ sticker

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A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination that he was fired for refusing to wear a sticker marking the factory’s 666th accident-free day. The AP has the story. The incredible part to me is not that the worker, Billy Hyatt, felt a religious impediment to wearing the number but that he thought doing so would condemn him to hell:

As the company’s safety calendar approached day 666, Hyatt said he approached a manager and explained that wearing it would force him “to accept the mark of the beast and to be condemned to hell.”

Hyatt claims that his manager at Berry Plastics Corporation said he would not be forced to wear the sticker, but when the day came, he was told that his beliefs were “ridiculous.” He was suspended for three days and later fired.

Read the rest here.

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