Another Christian became the victim of the Woke – this time it was the turn of childcare teacher Nelli Pariskenova.

Another Christian became the victim of the Woke and their agenda. This time it was the turn of childcare teacher Nelli Pariskenova  who was fired from her work because she refused to read LGBT books to children. [1]

Pariskenova a Californian childcare teacher filed a lawsuit against her former employer last month alleging that she was fired and mistreated because of her religious objection to reading books to children featuring same-sex couples. She had worked for four years at Bright Horizons Children’s Center in Studio City caring for children aged five and under.

According to the lawsuit Parisenkova was aware of LGBT-themed material at the largest childcare company in the United States’ Studio City location but was not required to read it at first.

According to the complaint Parisenkova’s situation changed in April when Katy Callas the location’s director learned of her religious objections to the material refused her request for a religious accommodation and ultimately created a hostile work environment that led to her termination.
Reading such books to children according to Parisenkova who is a devout Christian “would violate her religious beliefs and constitute promotion of intimate relationships and choices that are contrary to the teachings of her faith.”

“Parisenkova formally requested a religious accommodation from Bright Horizons that aligned with her prior informally granted request. Bright Horizons responded by categorically denying the request ”the suit said which goes on to claim Bright Horizons “made no attempt whatsoever to determine whether a reasonable accommodation could be reached.”

“Instead Bright Horizons issued a counseling memo with false statements terminated her life insurance benefits required her to complete retraining in diversity issues and encouraged her to resign her position ”the suit alleged. “Ms. Parisenkova could not return to work without an accommodation; so Bright Horizons terminated her employment.”

Bright Horizons and its employees are charged with unlawful retaliation failure to prevent discrimination and harassment religion-based harassment wrongful termination failure to accommodate unlawful constructive discharge and disparate treatment according to the lawsuit.

Bright Horizons has been vocal in its support for the LGBT community documenting how its centers celebrated LGBT History Month in October 2018 by marching in Pride parades and reading LGBT-themed books to children. In 2019 the organization also endorsed the Equality Act which would include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under federal antidiscrimination law.

Paul Jonna one of Parisenovka’s lawyers described her case in a statementas “an outrageous example of religious discrimination.”[2] Jonna said Parisenovka “had been operating under the radar with an informal accommodation request for multiple years without notice ”but that “as soon as upper-level management discovered her religious beliefs and received her formal accommodation request ”Bright Horizons leveled against her “the full force of the company’s anti-religious and ironically ‘un-inclusive’ diversity policy.”

“They tried to get her to quit through harassment and intimidation. When she couldn’t return to work because they denied her accommodation request they fired her ”Jonna added. “You can’t get much more discriminatory than that. It’s unethical and it’s blatantly illegal.”

Jonna also claimed that when his client was called into Callas’ office the director “questioned her in an irate manner told her that if she did not want to celebrate diversity this was not the place for her to work gave her an administrative leave memo escorted her outside with a security guard and left her out in the 96-degree heat with no transportation.”


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