Should it be legal to fire someone for being a Christian?
Yes, unless they're Gay
No, it should not be legal to fire someone for religion, race or sexual orientation.
No. Unless they are a bad employee, then you can fire them for that.
Is their job to sell prayer rugs at the local mosque?
Yes, because enforcing a ban would be extremely difficult. The only place this doesn't apply is with the government or a business that works with the government.
It would really be stupid & bad business to fire your best employ for your own biases.
On the other hand you shouldn't be required to keep a marginal employee for any reason.
Christians are infringing on my beliefs by existing.
It should only be legal to fire people for things that affect job performance and employee interactions. Make the work place an uncomfortable/difficult environment for others, then yes you should be allowed to be fired.
Think of the logical implications of a law which prohibits discriminatory firing practices. How would it be enforced? Would a manager have to provide a detailed report on exactly why he fired a certain employee? Would discrimination be assumed if the
Yes, to a detailed report. That's really no so hard to do. Someone complains - make a note in their file, they mess up in their job duties - make a note in their file, they come to work not in work appropriate clothes - make a note in their file.
fired employee were a minority? If a reason has to be given, wouldn't a discriminating manager just lie?
(sorry for the late pt2)
In a private business, one should be able to fire anyone for anything; it's their business.
I should be able to fire someone because they are female, black, gay or Jewish?
Yes. Or if they're male, white, straight, or agnostic.
It is your business. You can not only do business with whomever you please, but work and hire whomever you please.
I will not support you if you discriminate by not going to your business.
On the other hand, if you are involved in Interstate Commerce or dealing with the federal, or even state, government and they say you cannot discriminate, you cannot. The former being due to the Constitution and the latter being due to common sense.
I agree, hire the person you want, but to fire them after they are hired based on these things is wrong.