I’ve heard about praying for a rebound in the newspaper business. But, if true, this seems a bit extreme.
According to a lawsuit filed by an ad salesperson of the Glenwood Springs Independent, a sister paper of The Union, “her former supervisor ended staff meetings with prayers and ordered her to spend her lunch hours attending church.”
The woman claims she was improperly fired, because she didn’t share her boss’s religious beliefs.
The report appeared in realvail.com, a rival to Colorado papers owned by parent Swift Communications.
Let’s be fair here: Anybody can file a lawsuit, and we don’t know what really happened. Still, it seems strange, or at least timely, given the newspaper industry’s need for help from a “higher authority.”