An investigation into the firing of Cacy Cantwell from DeCoster Farms appears to have produced confirming evidence that Cantwell’s claim that he was fired for being an atheist is legitimate:
The official reason for Cantwell’s firing in November 2006 was “poor job performance,” but the commission’s investigator, Barbara Lelli, said Cantwell received no written warnings about performance problems.
Cantwell, who was provided housing he shared with a non-married partner, two of his children and three of her children, said he was criticized by DeCoster, a devout Christian, who didn’t approve of the living arrangement.
On another occasion, DeCoster brought up God in a conversation, and Cantwell responded by saying he was an atheist and didn’t believe in God.
Cantwell told the investigator that DeCoster put his hand on his shoulder and told him: “I can’t have someone like you here. We might need to part ways.”
I can’t think of one nice or encouraging thing to say. Â It’s just mind numbingly infuriating, ya know? Â Â And people wonder why I do not as a rule think much of Christians. Â The fact is, most of ‘em are assholes who are under the rather strong delusion that they’re sweethearts.