A potentially explosive story has surfaced that the former “Abstinence Project Coordinator” and “Director of Women’s and Reproductive Health” at Tony Perkins’ Christian conservative Family Research Council sued the organization based upon alleged sexual harassment by her supervisor, anti-abortion lawyer William Saunders, then the director of the organization’s “Center for Human Life and Bioethics” (who now works at the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life).
She filed a charge of discrimination in 2009 with the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission, and stated that she was hired in 2005 and that when Saunders became her supervisor in 2007 “his inappropriate behavior towards me escalated.”
In her charge of hostile work environment, she claimed that Saunders “pressur[ed] me to attend parties, referring to me as a ‘young, attractive woman’ and emailing me ‘hi cutie.’" “He also referred to the use of birth control pills by young women as ‘whoring around.’"
The organization fired the employee shortly after she filed the complaint (so has also sued for retaliation).
It is nice to know that those who advocate for abstinence and conservative values seem to exempt themselves from their own teachings and counseling. To borrow and mangle a quote from Orwell’s Animal Farm, "ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS." Isn’t this known as hypocrisy?