Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Speaks Out On Race Case

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says it never discriminated against a black employee and argues in court papers that the race lawsuit she has filed should be dismissed because of "church autonomy."

Attorneys for the association argued Wednesday that the lawsuit filed by former employee Kimberly McCallum fails to contend that the job she lost remained open or was given to another person. They also said churches have autonomy that bars the courts from interfering in the organization's internal affairs.

McCallum said in her lawsuit she was fired in 2007 after complaining to her superiors that the organization was not reaching out to black churches. Association officials have said they do extensive outreach to include African-American congregations.

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  • by McArthur Park on Sep 12, 2009 at 02:07 PM
    What she really said was that she felt like the BGEO was not showing enough compassion by giving more of their money to the "people of color", and you know what that color was.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    Pick on someone other than Billy Graham...Like Jesse Jasckon perhaps?
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    Wow! She's the weakest link because she suggested broadening the prospect base? Let's see who's really the weakest link.
  • by john Location: enc on Sep 9, 2009 at 07:31 PM
    clearly he picked the weakest link. nothing wrong with terminating the weakest link in business, no matter the color. why is this a story?
  • by and so it begins.... on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    attacks on churches... it's Billy Graham for goodness sakes. she should've picked a different target.

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