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Few things to remember - she is NOT a pastor, so the exception to equal opportunity employment laws that only applies to ordained clergy does not matter here. The preschool is not in her home, and there is no way or reason for her students to know anything about her living situation, including whether or not her fiance lives at her house or a different house.
Atkinson claims that before she received those letters, she was called into a meeting, during which church officials questioned her relationship with her fiance, her sex life and why she was not married, according to the complaint. Atkinson informed church officials that she could not marry her fiance because she needed financial help to resolve legal issues with her ex-husband, the complaint states.
After asking Atkinson whether she was being a good Christian and what she planned to do about living in sin, a church official gave her the name of an attorney -- and later more legal contacts -- to help with her divorce proceedings, the complaint states. When the attorney was unwilling to assist her, Atkinson met again with the church official, telling him she felt she was being discriminated against based on religion, the complaint states.
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