Former Fox Sports college football analyst Craig James is suing the network on the grounds that he was fired for being a Christian.
Fox Sports hired James, a former New England Patriots running back, prior to the 2013 season but terminated his employment after only one game, and based on a redacted-copy of the lawsuit posted online by his legal team, “defendants identified one — and only one — reason for terminating James: his beliefs about marriage, which are explicitly religious in nature.”
“This case is much bigger than me,” James said in a press release. “It affects every person who holds religious beliefs. I will not let Fox Sports trample my religious liberty. Today, many people have lost their jobs because of their faith. Sadly, countless are afraid to let their bosses know they even have a faith. This is America and I intend to make sure Fox Sports knows they aren’t above the law… As Christians we gotta stand up.”
[h/t: Baptist Press]