Thursday, September 10, 2009

Billy Graham group sued over race

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says it never discriminated against a black employee and argues in court papers that the lawsuit she has filed should be dismissed because of “church autonomy,” The Associated Press reports.

Click here to read the motion to dismiss.

Attorneys for the association argued Wednesday that the lawsuit filed by former employee Kimberly McCallum fails to contend that the job she lost remained open or was given to another person.

McCallum said in her lawsuit she was fired in 2007 after complaining to her superiors that the organization was not reaching out enough to black churches.

Click here to read McCallum's lawsuit.

A spokesman for the organization has said the association does extensive outreach and works extensively with African-American and other diverse churches.

McCallum said in the lawsuit that she was the only black employee working in the executive offices in Charlotte when she started in February 2007.

She complained to her superiors later that year when she was asked to recruit congregations to a camp program but found that a list of 635 prospective churches had only three memberships that were primarily black. McCallum said it was apparent that black churches were excluded.

- Associated Press

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a LOSER...

Anonymous said...

when terminated, whine & cry racism
there's always a lawyer willing to sue over anything

D.R.Universal said...

Out of 635 they could only find 3 with black memberships?? nice..

kinda like in D1 coaching you have 120 schools but like 4 black head coaches..and we are supposed to think its just a coincidence?? hmmm...

and my website is listed, I dont use Anonymous like most of you internet cowards!!

Chakia said...

She should have knnown something was wrong when she went to work the first day and no one looked like her. This organization has always been racist thats nothing new.

Anonymous said...

D.R.Universal,

I wouldn't be proud of being a producer of rap crap.

Jonathan Gellinger
5310 Plaza
Charlotte, NC

Anonymous said...

kinda like in D1 coaching you have 120 schools but like 4 black head coaches -

Yeah kinda like there Skippy and since all Universities are run by liberal elitists and guess you can explain that away all day long?

Here is my website - biteme.com

Thanks Chakeeta, and the Black Political Cuacus has alot of whites I'm sure.

Our brain dead electorate at it's finest.

Anonymous said...

D.R. Universal,, they will never accept the truth,,,who are the real losers in America? the cowards behind their white sheets,,,

Nfamous said...

Bill Graham is an admitted racist. He said he would hate if his children married outside of their race and he also is on tape joking with Nixon about how much they hate Jews. He's a despicable liar, false prophet and charlatan. The only thing he should have named for him is a landfill. Christianity is nothing but white nationalism in America. Whites do not even pretend to adhere to any of the scriptures. They go to church on the weekend and then go right back to being racist on Monday and I don't mean like the KKK. I mean just not giving a damn about the carnage caused to blacks by hundreds of years of white supremacy. Whites by at large just look the other way and pretend there is no problem. We'll see what happens after we die if God looks the other way at your lives of unrepentant sin.

Jessie said...

I think we all know the appropriate word for this person. It's unfortunate that it was acceptable in the 1800s but not now.

Anonymous said...

I love the black folks who comment and don't seem to realize that their 13% demands the most and offers the least. I think that tomorrow I will find a reason to fire my 6 black employees. I am sick of you people.

Anonymous said...

Racist, Racist, Racist white America..... The oppessors are threaten by black power and unity. White america here this... IT IS A NEW DAY AND A NEW TIME. NO MORE OF BUSINESS AS USUAL

Anonymous said...

Nfamous said...

Our brain dead electorate raising her ugly head again.

Dear Moron - read up about Rev Jeremiah Wrights comments on Jews. I'm sure you know who he is, but if don't the esteemed Community Organizer sat in his pews for 20 years.

And Dear Moron, the founder of Planned Parenthod, Margaret Sanger the liberal lion beleived in black eugenics.

If you liberals were not so ignorant you would be dangerous. But wait you are, you just voted in Nick Mackey.

Stay classy.

Anonymous said...

. The oppessors are threaten by black power and unity.

equals - 70% of wedlock pregancies and 40% population in prison. Yep-you are on the rise alright. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Please, someone explain to me how the NAACP, or Al Sharpton, or Jessie Jackson are not racist? When was the last time Al or Jessie defended anyone other than black lying garbage? Twana Brawley, Nick Mackey, The Duke Lacrosse accuser, do I need to go one? Please answer that one all of you whining about "racism"

Anonymous said...

Blacks hold no currency. PERIOD!

Anonymous said...

The second a nig ger doesn't get their way they scream racism. Total B.S.!

Anonymous said...

Puh-LEEZE!!!!

commonsense45 said...

As usual America rears it's ugly head.. You people actually think especially in North Carolina racism is live and well placed. PLEASE... That young lady should have known as soon as she walked in the office of a church association in the the South it was not race friendly and she will win the suit because racism always loses and you people can complain and call her names all you want but watch you will be reading how much she is going to get.. This is a new day and you racist can get back JACK.

Anonymous said...

Are we so surprised in today's economy that Billy Graham would even be targeted for a law suit? Forced government rules are not present in every organization, so when you grow up being taught a forced government rule or lie, it's a shocker when you enter the real world. I think the worker is racist for getting a law suit on the organization.

Anonymous said...

The true racist are your one sided black church's. Charlotte is filled with them. What have they done for the community lately, and what has the Graham organization done at a global level? Jesus has even had a lawsuit on him, so people are so in need they stupe to greed.

michael said...

wow, I checked you newspaper to see what your state was like and am shocked at all of you tearing each other apart over race...this young lady may have a point or not, but there is a way to conduct the inquiry and discuss this without killing, jeering, insulting, or otherwise harming each other. Please, try to be decent to each other! Jesus would ask that you not tear each other apart, but listen with humility and empathy.

Anonymous said...

I don't know the outcome or circumstances of the suit but I bet you from now on he will contact more than 6 black churches out of 635!

Anonymous said...

Had greedy tribal chiefs not sold off their rejects to the capitalist slave brokers the mistake of slavery would have never existed in the western world nor would there have been a Marx or Republican war monger Lincoln to split the nation into warfare.

Besides the worst of eco systems slavery was needed like a hole in the head and slave descendants better get down on their knees and thank the white elite for buying into this fallacy for without it they would all be back in pagan 3rd world jungles living the the worst dire poverty disease death and filth although ignorance is bliss. All of Europe was built without a single African slave.

Wasnt the Creator a racist using warped pc logic wiping out the original failed race in the flood and separating the 3 brothers into 3 races on 3 continents of Europe Asia and Africa?

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