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Christian finance expert Dave Ramsey sued for religious discrimination

(RNS) – A former employee of Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey is suing his former boss for religious discrimination and claims he was fired for putting his faith in science, not prayer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorneys for Brad Amos filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee Monday (Dec. 13), alleging there was a “cult-like” environment at Lampo Group LLC, the company Ramsey runs in the area. from Nashville.

The complaint alleges that Lampo, better known as Ramsey Solutions, has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by requiring employees to abide by Ramsey’s religious beliefs about COVID-19.

Ramsey – known for his ‘Financial Peace University’ programs taught in churches – has been an outspoken critic of COVID-19-related health restrictions, ridiculing those who wear masks and demanding employees come to work in the office during the pandemic. Those who disagree with Ramsey’s views on how to respond to COVID-19 are considered disloyal, according to the complaint.

The complaint cites comments made by Ramsey early in the pandemic, saying anyone wearing a mask was a “wimp”. Ramsey has also threatened to fire employees who have complained to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about how the company has dealt with COVID-19.

“So whoever you are, idiot, you’ve done absolutely nothing good except piss me off,” he told staff at a May 2020 meeting where the OSHA complaint was discussed, as RNS previously reported. “You’re not welcome here if you’re willing to do that sort of thing. If you’re really scared and you really think leadership is trying to kill you… please, we love you. Just go away. We really don’t want you here.”

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According to the complaint, Amos, a video editor, has strong religious beliefs about caring for his family’s health and requested that they be able to work from home to protect their well-being. That request was seen as a “weakness of mind,” according to the indictment.

“Lampo expected his employees to adopt Mr Ramsey’s religious view that taking COVID-19 precautions showed ‘weakness of mind’ and that prayer was the right way to prevent a COVID-19 infection. prevented,” the complaint reads. “In contrast, Plaintiff’s religious beliefs demanded that he follow the advice of science to protect his family from a deadly disease.”

When Amos refused to comment on Ramsey’s views, he was fired, according to the charges.

Ramsey Solutions denied Amos’s claims in a statement emailed to RNS on Monday.

“Mr. Amos’ lawsuit has absolutely no value,” said Ramsey Solutions. “It appears that its sole purpose is to tarnish Ramsey Solutions’ reputation and force a major settlement. defend and triumph.”

The federal lawsuit filed by Amos is similar to a complaint filed in April in the Chancery Court for Williamson County, Tennessee, where Ramsey Solutions is headquartered. That state court complaint was later withdrawn.

Ramsey Solutions is currently involved in three other federal lawsuits. In one case, Ramsey fired an unmarried employee after telling her boss she was pregnant. That employee, Caitlin O’Connor, alleges that the company discriminated against her because she was pregnant. The company responded by saying that the former employee had been fired for having extramarital sex, which is against company policy.

O’Connor also alleged religious discrimination, which the court rejected.

Another former employee sued Ramsey Solutions in September 2021, alleging she was told to resign because she was gay. That lawsuit, filed by attorneys for Julie Anne Stamps, alleges that Ramsey views homosexuality as sinful — a claim the company has dismissed in court.

Ramsey is also involved in a lawsuit with Marriott over a conference that was moved after a Marriott resort required guests to wear masks. Ramsey refused to comply and moved the conference – a decision that reportedly cost millions.

His company came under fire last year for hosting a grand Christmas party where masks were not required. Ramsey Solutions was also removed from Fortune’s list of the best places to work after he was sued by O’Connor.

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