Working For God

A former executive of an Irvine car wax manufacturer alleges in a lawsuit that the company fired him because he had not pursued “a Christian lifestyle” and wasn’t “on fire for Jesus.”

Company president Barry Meguiar repeatedly urged Firey, then the chief operating officer, to attend church, the suit alleges, and told him he was “robbing this company of the blessing of God by not being on your knees and on fire for Jesus.”

The suit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, says Meguiar sat in Firey’s office and read to him from the Bible, thrust Christian books on him and demanded he read them and forced managers to attend prayer meetings. When Firey asked about a promised bonus, the suit says, Meguiar said he would not give it to him until Firey joined a Christian church.

Boy, sounds like my job.

2 thoughts on “Working For God”

  1. As a person in the ministry, you’ve probably seen or heard it all, but this post reminds me of the humorous thing about pastors someone wrote. I don’t know the original author.

    The weekly bulletin from a local church included the following:

    The ideal pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin, but
    never hurts anyone’s feelings. He works from 8AM to midnight, and also serves as the church janitor. He makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, and donates $30 a week to the church. He is 29 years old and has 40 years of experience. He makes 15 house calls a day and is always in his office.

    If your pastor does not measure up to these criteria, send this list
    to six other churches that are also dissatisfied with their pastor.

    Then, bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list. In one week you will receive 1,643 pastors. Surely one of them will be perfect. Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its old pastor back in three months.

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