Man Denied Job Because He Isn't A Born-Again Christian, Lawsuit Says

Religious organizations are legally allowed to reject job applicants because of their religious beliefs. But even if Voss Lighting believes, as its website states, that its "biblical mission" is to sell lighting products, that doesn't make it a religious institution under U.S. law.

So when Voss allegedly refused to hire someone for not being a born-again Christian, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered the scene, and handed the company a lawsuit.

In early 2011, reports the Tulsa World, Edward Wolfe applied for an operations supervisor position at a Tulsa outlet of the Nebraska-based company, according to the EEOC.