Pacific Justice Institute filed a federal lawsuit this week on behalf of a Trader Joe’s employee fired for requesting a religious accommodation to taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
Gregg Crawford, a devout Christian throughout his adult life, worked as an exemplary management employee at Trader Joe’s for 26 years. In July 2021, Trader Joe’s announced that store managers must take the Covid-19 vaccine, a striking contradiction to the grocery store’s distinctive focus on natural, organic, preservative-free products. Crawford respectfully requested a religious accommodation that Trader Joe’s initially granted.
However, shortly after Crawford’s accommodation was initially granted, the grocery store’s regional manager informed Crawford that only vaccinated employees would be permitted to attend a required Leader’s Meeting in August; failure to attend the meeting would negatively affect Crawford’s performance review.
The institute’s staff attorney, Ronald Hackenberg, sent a letter to Trader Joe’s on Crawford’s behalf, pointing out the discriminatory nature of blocking Crawford from the meeting because he was not vaccinated and then subjecting him to adverse job actions for non-attendance. Although PJI’s letter suggested several alternatives that would allow Crawford to still attend the meeting, such as undergoing Covid-19 testing and participating by Zoom, Trader Joe’s refused to interact with Crawford to explore those accommodation options and instead fired him.
While Crawford’s letter through legal counsel reminded Trader Joe’s of state and federal law and suggested reasonable accommodations, Trader Joe’s described his communication as an “adversarial perspective” and a conflict with the interests of the company….
The above comes from a Sept. 10 email from the Pacific Justice Institute.
Don’t shop there simple as that folks.
I’m going to shop there even more now. This Crawford guy sounds like an anti-science trumptard.
Just finished watching a five minute clip from Dr. Taylor Marshall‘s website, Mel Gibson was on talking about Pope Francis, Archbishop Vigano, canceled priests, The Traditional Latin mass and “QUO PRIMUM’ everything that’s happened in the past 50 years is put in a nutshell in less than five minutes by Mel Gibson amazing. Like he said he is a huge sinner as all of us are, but the church is a total disaster, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the pre-Vatican II church nothing! The devil came in and turned it upside down for all you Vatican II people out there you can have it. And like Mr. Gibson said, who would ever thought there’d be a coalition for ‘canceled priests’ in the Roman Catholic Church absolutely sickening and disgusting simply for being orthodox. Once again you can have your clown masses, altar girls, dancing girls in leotards, effeminate men dancing around the altar, lay lectors, women handing out holy communion in the hands while standing, giant puppets, folk music, rock music, mariachi music, felt banners, drums, guitars, piano, and holding, kiss of peace, improper dress, communion in the hand, Life teen Mass, protestant hymns, polyester vestments, no belief in the real presence, the list goes on and on this is a made up service created by six Protestant ministers and Free Masons. And once again if I hear one more person say this isn’t what Vatican II was about well for the love of God tell me what was it about then, and how did this happen I never hear an explanation why, because you can’t support one that’s why. And like all of us say Mr. Gibson stated, The Traditional Latin Mass was never abrogated never abrogated.
Rom, what does what you wrote have to do with Trader Joe’s and Mr. Crawford being fired?
And, can you provide one example of a “giant puppet” Mass in the last 40 years?
Are you back to making every story about the NO and TLM?
In addition to the ones below: Cardinal Bergoglio at the ‘Puppet’ Archdiocesan Mass for Children, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 15, 2011.
The are not puppet but costumes. It is not in a church. It seems to be at an outside gathering for children where they had a Mass and the Cardinal was the one who said it.
Would I be wrong if I said that you look for things about the Mass or the Pope to criticize?
Oh, okay. Costumes and not in a church. What difference do those things make? Do you dance at Mass like the video depicts?
Where does the Church allow such things to happen like that?
Is that how you think the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary (you know, where your God shed all His blood for the salvation of the world) should be done? Can you show us when, in the history of the Church, anyone behaved like that at the Holy Sacrifice?
For those of us who worship in the Byzantine Rite, this is nothing but sacrilegeous blasphemy. We don’t have garbage like that. Nor does any of the Orthodox. You think they would see it any differently?
The person who offered the Mass wasn’t the pope at the time anyway, but even if he were, so what? He would still be wrong.
And why shouldn’t an ordinary Catholic criticize such nonsense? It’s wrong. Period. Regardless of who does it.
There have been plenty of popes that cried out for criticism. Pope John XII is reported in history as having been a teenage fornicator who died in the embrace of another man’s wife.
No criticism, right?
And below is yet another fine example of what some people apparently think should receive no criticism.
Imagine the Blessed Virgin attending such an outrage and considering it the proper way to honor Her Son, whom She had to witness suffer in absolute agony for three hours while His enemies taunted Him.
Any person who thinks that the “Mass” below is not worthy of “criticism” (along with all those who attend such spectacles and/or allow them, e.g., the hierarchy), then there is no hope for that person, as he/she is beyond the ability to be rational.
The parish church:
I really don’t think God wants you to criticize them. Nor to collect them. Nor to publish them.
Think about it.
Do you think God was offended? Then make reparation.
Then obey the Lord.
If it is so offensive, why are you spreading it?
It does not make any difference if the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated inside the church or outside, it is the same Mass. And the same rules apply. Turning a Most solemn prayer imaginable into a puppet show is a disgrace and an abomination. Don’t try to excuse it.
Curious, he’s not conflating the two issues. He’s just speaking out on something he cares about.
There is no legitimate religious reason to not get jabbed. There are valid medical and scientific reasons to not get jabbed. Stick with the medicine and the science. Teen males who have gotten jabbed are developing heart problems at greater rates than hospitalizations for covid. Medicine. Israel is experiencing a surge of infections despite being the most heavily jabbed country on earth. Science. The jabbed blame the unjabbed, but their jabs should be protecting them so why are they worried that others are unjabbed? Science. Big pharma is poo-pooing ivermectin, which has been shown to work. Science. Now we’re hearing that government will try to impose restrictions on the unjabbed with no scientific nor constitutional basis. Now we’re also hearing that the booster jabs might go on forever. It’s all an attempt to control people. Don’t let them put that unproven poison in your body. You don’t know what is hidden in the original jab nor what they will put in the booster jabs.
Ivermectin is great! It works indeed! If you are a horse with worms. But for COVID, doesn’t work. Just makes you look like a horse’s
Ivermectin is a Nobel prize honored drug for it’s effectiveness against tropical and other devastating diseases in humans.
Stop buying the lies of the main stream media.
Yes it is DV. Just not for COVID. And I get my data from journals, not MSM. You apparently get your medical news from far right republican mouthpieces.
I believe the discovery of insulin also won the Nobel
Prize. But if I inject you with insulin and you aren’t diabetic you could die.
That is what I thought, Ivermectin is an anti-parasite used by vets to treat horses with worms! It is also used to de-worm livestock and small pets. So what could possibly be the medical use to treat humans with Coronavirus?
Just read the studies.
There are dozens of them.
Every one clearly demonstrates efficacy in treating Covid19 infections … with nil downside.
Me bill they’ve been retracted.
Perhaps you read the large study that had to be retracted because of plagiarism, data not matching the paper, violations of their own experimental protocol? https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/93658
Ivermectin has been given in billions of doses to humans safely and effectively for decades. Do you eat oats? Apples? That’s horse food. You see how dumb the comparison is? The same medicine can work in both animals and humans. I swear, the people, the libs, who think they know science are not very smart. They get their pseudoscience from Twitter and CNN and MSNBC. If you got jabbed, you should worry about what it’s doing to your body. Don’t worry about me. How am I a threat to you? How does my unjabbedness affect you? It doesn’t. So take your jabbed self, still wearing a mask even though you’re jabbed, still distancing even though you’re jabbed, and live in fear. I will live in freedom, and that’s what scares you and why you are trying to force the unjabbed to get jabbed. You resent and are afraid of their courage and their freedom and their independence. Be afraid of the jab and what it’s doing to you. Blood clots lately? Just wait. Heart damage? Just wait. Sterility? Just wait. Antibody dependent enhancement that turns the jab into a weapon that kills you? Just wait. Why get jabbed for something that has a 99.8% survival rate? Science. Yeah. Science. Real Science. Not fake science.
You are not living in freedom. You are living in fear. Ask yourself why they want you to think that. Get good information to make a decision. Set anxiety aside. You are playing with your life.
I respect your decision but I wish it was not so fearful.
. Should women not take Premarin because it’s made from horses ‘ urine?
It is so obvious you do not know what you are talking about. Educate yourself and stop repeating lies you heard from media pushing ungodly agenda.
It is hard to subject yourself to trying out risky or unproven medical treatments. People with serious diseases such as Cancer, may be open to try anything, which is understandable. It was reported that Ivermectin was noted by scientists in a lab, for effectively killing COVID in cell cultures, within 48 hours. However, a lab situation is very different than a human being suffering from COVID-19! The COVID-19 vacccinations can be risky, and can have unwanted side effects. Also, they are created originally from use of cells from an aborted baby. Ivermectin is a veterinary medicine formulated particularly for treatment of parasites in horses, livestock, and small aninals. It is very unwise for human beings to try taking medications of any kind, formulated for animals. Human beings may have terrible side effects, and may become very ill or die! Human beings also should never try eating food formulated for animals. If you are going to try something risky, best to do it under the guidance and supervision of a medical doctor.
The vaccinated are worrying because of the continued need to wear masks, possibly higher insurance and Medicare premia because of the cost of treating the unvaccinated who get sick and who might not have got sick had they been vaccinated, and because of continued problems in the pandemic weakened economy.
This is Trader Joe’s notion of tolerance, a twisted logic shared by leftists all throughout America. God help us all.
God help you if you end up unvaccinated in ICU with COVID
Trader Joe’s is just trying to protect its employees and customers from harm, as any good business should do.
Millions have natural immunity and don’t need an experimental jab. This is just corporate pressure on anyone who dares to dissent from the leftist agenda.
The Pfizer vaccine has moved out of the experimental phase and is now fully approved for those 12 and over.
And some one else retold the blatant lie that the virus has a 99.8 % survival rate.
And I wonder whether ivermectin has ever been tested on fetal cell lines? I’ll bet it has.
The website at the link shows that, out of 40+ million cases in the U.S., there have been 652+K deaths. That’s a survival rate of almost 98.4%.
The people-in-the-know have been telling us for months and months that a person can have COVID-19 and be asymptomatic, so those stats don’t take into account the fact that there are people who may have had COVID but have never been tested for it. They obviously have survived. And that would push that survival rate up.
One of my friends was recently exposed to COVID-19 by a coworker, and he, his wife, and all 5 of their children became quite ill, losing their sense of smell and taste, et cetera. Some of the family went to the doctor to get treated. The doctor told them that, in all likelihood, they had contracted the virus. However, none of them opted to get tested for it, so they can’t say with any certainty whether they had it, but the likelihood is very strong.
Another friend of mine tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. His wife and at least 3 of their children became ill at the same time; however, the wife and children were not tested, so they have no idea whether they actually had it, but the likelihood that they actually did is extremely high, as their husband/father was laying in a hospital bed at the same time they were all laying in bed at home.
So, it’s quite possible that the survival rate is 99.8%, at least in the U.S. No one knows because no one knows exactly how many people have had COVID-19. As a result, no one can state, with any certainty, that that figure is a “blatant lie.”
The reason we know that it is a blatant lie is that there are situations in which epidemiologists have been able to track and test entire apartment buildings, towns, college dorms,etc. I do agree with you that the survival rate is likely better than 98.4% for the reasons you cite. But that number is a lot closer to whatever the true number than 99.8% which is simply made up and therefore a lie. At least the lie is t as bad as the 99.98% number that some bandy about. Regardless, we need to keep in mind that the virus mutates inside everyone infected, and someday those new strains could have a survival rate of 90%.
Finally, when there are shortages of medicines and ventilators and staffing, as happenned in New York and Italy, the survival rate is as low as 96%. I don’t think we will see those numbers again, but it can’t be ruled out in rural areas hard hit.
Another lie!! Watch Dr. Robert Malone, who has worked on the development of the mRNA jab, sort out this lie.
Oh Good God. We now have a gossip column giving us medical advice. The “Washington informer”. Surely you can do better than a gossip column.
Nope you can’t. The vaccine is fully approved, not experimental. The vaccine is effective, preventing 95% of hospitalizations and 98% of deaths. The vaccines have few serious side effects, none of which are untreatable. The vaccine underwent the same testing and trials, including fetal cell testing, as has every medicine in your medicine cabinet. The vaccines save thousands of lives: of the 1500 people per day who died on average this week from COVID, about 1300 of them were unvaccinated.
Why do you live in fear of a simple jab that has proven to save living fetuses? Why? Someone said that fear is not of God, so from whence does your fear of this vaccine come? Surely not from data or science or your doctor or your pastor. Why do you persist is spreading lies about a miracle that God, through the hands, minds, and Pipettes of science has given to us? These are true miracles. Let those with eyes to see, see.
If you are among those for whom the vaccine is ill advised, I’m not talking about you. If you have had a verified case of COVID, I’m not talking about you, though you still might benefit from a dose of the mRNA vax.
I am speaking to those of you who continue to sew confusion and lies among our people. Upon you the taint of this virus stains your soul.
Why do the “vaccinated” need to be protected from the unvaccinated? Shouldn’t the “vaccine” be protecting them? Ah, you see, the vaccine doesn’t work. You admit it with your fear of the unvaccinated.
Why are the “vaccinated” in Israel ending up in hospital emergency rooms in such large numbers? You don’t have any good answers. So you try to blame the unjabbed.
People care about you.
Because y’all are filling up ICUs needed for heart attacks strokes and accidents.
And because people who have cancer and immune disorders arent as well protected.
Do you live in fear of polio? No…because nearly everyone is vaccinated. Smallpox? Same.
Don’t live in fear YFC, it is not of Christ.
ICU’s are for anyone critically ill and do not have categories for which illnesses qualify and which don’t.
Maybe you are living in fear that the vaccine you accepted will kill you. It might, so make a good confession and stay in a state of grace.
For the first time ever, I agree about an issue with YFC!
Polio and small pox vaccines are real vaccines. mRNA is not
Do you blame people who get HIV for their own infection? Do you advise them to avoid what will give them HIV? If not, why are you so concerned that unjabbed people get jabbed and lecture them about going to the hospital if they get infected. Do you lecture smokers? Do you lecture sexually active gays? Do you lecture obese people? Be consistent.
You can’t get HIV by going to a grocery store or movie theater. Why do you lecture women about abortion ? You do it to save innocent lives. That is the far better analogy. In fact, many fetuses will die because their mothers were unvaccinated. Do I blame them for getting sick? No, I blame them for not taking precautions to protect their young, just as I would if she steps out into oncoming traffic. Be consistent.
YFC will not be happy unless we have eternal lockdowns and forced vaccinations …
Many miscarriages have resulted from the jab given to pregnant women. Experimental drugs should never, ever be given to pregnant women.
The Pfizer vaccine is fully approved, no longer experimental, and women who get the vaccine are no more likely to miscarry than those who don’t. However, unvaccinated pregnant women who get COVID are about 26 times more likely to die than those who are unvaccinated.
Unfortunately many live babies are being born by C-section to women who are intubated. Many of the women do not survive. If I was pregnant, I would not hesitate to get the vaccine.
This is a really bad disease.
I know someone who maybe should not have gotten the vaccine because of an underlying condition and they are sick but they are still glad they got it. They are a fact based person who was able to take all the information and make a decision.
If you get the disease, you could die quickly, you can die slowly, you can spend the rest of your life in a nursing facility, you could spend 60 days in a nursing facility. You could also just feel bad for a week or longer. It is bad.
I just heard of someone in our area who’s kid brought it home from school. His mom caught it and died.
You are playing with your life and the lives of those you love.
No they are not. They are forcing the government’s illegal mandate on people who should be free to decide what goes into their bodies without punitive measures. What’s next? Contraception to prevent the world from over population? I am sure Trader Joe’s believes in that as well, but they shouldn’t expect their employees to agree.
Traitor Joe’s, you say?
Ivermectin has been used in human formulation for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis for decades. It open cell wall so zinc can get in to prevent replication of the virus. SCIENCE. 2015 noble prize for its life saving use in humans. No one is recommending veterinary paste for human use. Many countries sell human formulation over the counter.
The granny– I have heard of people going to Mexico or Canada to get experimental treatments and medicines not approved for use in the U.S. So, do people make trips to either of these nearby countries, to get Ivermectin for sale, that is formulated for human use? Or do they go to a different country? If U.S. doctors prescribe Ivermectin to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, can they also prescribe it to treat Coronavirus?
Important comment, the granny. Many uses of medicines for humans can also be effective for animals. In fact, animal trials for medicines are a standard procedure. Antibiotics come to mind. But, no one is suggesting people use animal grade antibiotics. Folks need to think thru this logincally. And, without the level of fear. Let folks decide for themselves, I say.
Curious I can. 2008 WCCTA, puppet mass. Google for photos. There are others as well.
That is a Call To Action Mass. If you do not know, Call To Action is a heterodox Catholic group.
Thanks, Granny. I have seen that abomination before. I know it was posted in 2008 but can’t find anything else about a 2008 WCCTA to verify the date and place. And, “doesn’t count” is right, if it’s a Call to Action or New Ways Ministries or Dignity “Mass,” it wasn’t something in a parish approved by a bishop. All that said, if it hasn’t happened in the past 13 years, I don’t see how it’s relevant to Trader Joe’s firing Mr. Crawford this month.
Thank you Granny that’s where I found it too, thanks for putting that up, proof is in the pudding.
Nyah, nyah, nyah. I’m not taking the clot shot. In your masked face.
Above, I wondered whether ivermectin is tested in aborted fetal cells. Indeed not only is ivermectin tested in HEK-293 cells, So is hydroxychloroquine and almost every drug in the pharmacy, both prescription and non-prescription. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/throughcatholiclenses/2021/01/if-any-drug-tested-on-hek-293-is-immoral-goodbye-modern-medicine/
Excellent article, shows that many drugs were developed before the abortion tainted cell lines.
Read it YFC, counters your link.
Doesn’t matter whether the drug is tested on fetal stem cells after it was introduced or before, it still “taints” the drug, according to the thinking of those who want to derail the mRNA vaccines.
If a drug is developed and manufactured without use of fetal stem lines – dead baby cells – then it is clean. That’s what we demand, medicine not tainted by abortion. It’s not an unreasonable request and as one who claims to be a pro life Catholic YFC, you should join us.
The mRNA vaccines WERE NOT developed and manufactured with the use of fetal stem cells. They were TeSTED using stem cells, just as were your blood pressure and heart medicines. And all of them save lives.
That poor little girl has done a lot to help mankind. Not by her choice.
According to wikipedia, the scientist who developed the cell line did not know whether the fetus was aborted or miscarried.
Not sure patheos is where I’d go for medical info but I doubt 70 years ago we where using aborted baby tissue for research. We’ve used ivermectin for that long. That said I could be wrong. Satan is strong in this world. According to Bernard Nathan son there were 39 back alley abortions in 1972. Doesn’t sound like a big enough market or supply source for fetal cell research, again not sure of dates. Just thinking critically about the timeline.
Best of luck with that lawsuit. I wish that “arguing the science” would be enough for these medical dictators who want to hold all the cards, but it seems as though that is not one of the exemptions, which do vary from employer to employer.
Pray God, where does one start? Some would say that Covid-19 has a 98+% survival rate. So, using that figure means that only 2.160,000 people will die from the virus. Are we willing to accept that result? I don’t think so.
Today, the ICUs are at capacity with 90%+ people who are unvaccinated. Over a quarter of a million children of school age have the virus. The Delta virus, the Lambda variant, and the Mu variants are now upon us, but the original vaccines seem to be holding their own. Vaccines don’t keep you from getting the virus, but they keep you from serious sickness or death. We take a flu shot every year to reduce the seriousness of getting the year’s flu variant. We take smallpox vaccines, measles vaccines. Why is the covid vaccine suddenly an issue? Come on folks, the notion of taking a horse dewormer to fix covid is beyond comprehension. Why do so many non-scientists believe they know more about a virus than those who have studied viruses for twenty-plus years? This isn’t about politics, this is about public health. Vaccines, masks, social distancing are long-time well-proven steps to reduce the spread of a virus. George Washington required vaccinations for smallpox during the Revolutionary War. This isn’t about a government trying to control us, it is about a government doing its duty to help us win the war against this virus. It is about us Americans doing whatever we can to save other Americans from this scourge.
I’m so sick of the left. They are not my fellow Americans nor my fellow Catholics.
Why!so sick? Are you a Putin atheist plant here to destroy America with fake news about the vaccine and our elections?
If Pacific Justice Institute truly valued Freedom, it would choose its battles more wisely.
VOTE ! ! ! SEPTEMBER 14 2021
Actually until last week Bobone vaccines did prevent infection and transmission by definition of being a vaccine. CDC changed definition only last week. Very interesting wouldn’t you say. And ivermectin, effective as an anti parasitic works with Covid by opening a channel in the cell wall which allows zinc to enter the cell and prevent replication of the corona virus thus preventing development of SARS Cov 2 and COVID-19. VAERS has vetted 14,000+ deaths and 400,000+ serious adverse effects. Doesn’t sound like the MRNA gene therapy is all that safe. Harvard study demonstrates a 1% reporting rate for VAERS. Ivermectin, used early and appropriately demonstrates a cheap effective treatment which doesn’t drive development of variants unlike the gene technology. If it works and you are vaxxed you have nothing to worry from the unvaxxed. Natural immunity has been shown to be robust, complete (ie., addresses all variants) and permanent to the tune of 20 times more effective than the gene therapy. I’ll go with that.
Start by telling us why you lie. Human beings don’t even have cell walls , plants have cell walls. The mrna vaccines aren’t gene therapy- it doesn’t even enter the nucleus where genes are stored. The ivermectin effects you talk about are tests in test tubes not human beings. VAERS doesn’t vet adverse reactions. VAERS is simply a database where anybody that has anything bad happen to them adds their info, so that doctors and scientists can follow up and see what is coincidental and what is potentially a problem. Variants are “driven” by the amount of virus going around. Only vaccines reduce the amount of virus going around. The only thing that is true in your statement is that people who recovered from a symptomatic case likely have pretty good immunity, but for how long we don’t yet know.
We get it YFC, you love the vaxx and don’t care that it’s derived from aborted babies and harms thousands who take it. Not very Catholic of you.
The mRNA vaccines are not derived from aborted babies, as bishops and the Holy Father all over the world have told you. The side effects of the vaccine are mostly quite mild, and pale in comparison to risks of the disease. Please tell the truth.
God made us and redeemed us and made us His Church for much better things than this.
Tell the truth even if you don’t like the truth and love the brethren even if you don’t like them.
Stop getting distracted by worldly things.
Pray for the baby. Pray for all the babies.
Pray to the Holy Spirit. Pray for the Holy Spirit.
You have taken a semi readable blog and turned it in to your own personal… I dunno what? Pulpit? Substitute therapy? Substitute family?
You must stop calling people liars.
You must allow people to make their own decisions without this daily screeching screed.
I’ll only repeat what I’ve said earlier to you, you should get some real help. Spiritual and physical.
YFC I caution you, Tell the truth. I think we know who your father is. The truth is not in you. Sophistry is unbecoming. I pray for your salvation.
There is no sophistry or telling lies in straight up fact checking the ridiculous things many of you say here. Everything I say, I either give links to the evidence, or the evidence can be easily had on ones own. What you all post are often half truths at best, innocent/unknowing but harmful repetition of lies, or outright intentional spreading of lies. Fact checking is pretty much all I have done here. Please tell the truth.
In case you all don’t know it, the Chinese government is actually behind promulgating many of these lies. And within their own country, they are telling people that the virus was brought to China by Americans trying to make them look bad. You all are being duped by Chinese Communists and you don’t even know it.
YFC tell us why you lie