"With the new rule, businesses that claim a "religious purpose" can benefit from the protection. However, the proposal expands on the meaning of a religious corporation: "The contractor must be organized for a religious purpose, meaning that it was conceived with a self-identified religious purpose. This need not be the contractor's only purpose."
The proposal wants to make clear that "religious exemption covers not just churches but employers that are organized for a religious purpose, hold themselves out to the public as carrying out a religious purpose, and engage in exercise of religion consistent with, and in furtherance of, a religious purpose."
I'm not defending discrimination, I'm wondering what a person applying for a job expects with a company who, according to the article, "employers that are organized for a religious purpose, hold themselves out to the public as carrying out a religious purpose, and engage in exercise of religion consistent with, and in furtherance of, a religious purpose"??
For example, I live in Salt Lake City. I wouldn't even bother applying for a job with the LDS church or Brigham Young University, knowing that 1) I have no desire to further their religious mission, and 2) I know they hire their own.
The only type of person who would want to force themselves into such a job would be the type that wants to create havoc in the company; like, demanding time each day to set up a gargoyle and burn pigeons in front of it on company property. Then suing when they're not accommodated.
Regardless, what kind of religious company is a federal contractor anyways?