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Denied for faith: Arizona man allegedly rejected from job for being an 'obese Christian'
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After being rejected from a job at a web hosting company, a man received an email that allegedly had an attachment where he learned the reasons why he wasn't accepted. According to his statements, he was rejected because of his faith and his weight, as stated in the email he received last year. The company denies the allegations and threatened to take legal actions if the man did not stop from speaking out about the matter.
MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - According to The Blaze, Keith Connolly, a Christian software engineer from Queen Creek Arizona, is now demanding an apology from the web hosting company GoDaddy after he was "overwhelmingly humiliated," because of the unnecessary comments made about his weight and Christianity.
Connolly explained he was interviewed in person and did not make any identification about his faith, which he suspects was learned about through his social media activities. The message was found out embedded in the rejection email he received in 2014, which reportedly affected him more than the news that he wasn't accepted as a mobile IOS developer for the company.
"About keith [sic] he's great for the job in skills but he looks worse for wear do we really want an obeese [sic] christian? is that what our new image requires of us," the message reportedly reads, according to the outlet.
However, the company states the allegations have no basis due to the lack of authenticity of the message. They also explained they will take any legal actions necessary if Connolly does not stop talking about the matter, "fabricating his claim."
"We believe the allegations are completely without merit and unequivocally deny them. GoDaddy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer," said the company's spokesman Dan C. Race through a statement last week.
Connolly reportedly started a fundraising effort for his own web hosting company after learning about the comments. "I noticed there was something I missed. I saw the attached message. It hit me like a ton of bricks," he told the Arizona Republic.
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