=meltzerboy;13140104]I think the point the poster is making is that the interviewer’s advice not to reveal religion, sexual preference, political sentiments, and other personal information in the interview process is sound precisely because it may lead to discrimination on the part of the interviewer, as well as open the interviewer up to legal action based on perceived discrimination on the part of the applicant. There is some truth to this.
Of course there is some truth to this. The interviewer exacerbates that perception by even mentioning the response, instead of moving on from it. But if an interviewer asks what motivates and candidate, he should expect a personal answer, which many times includes faith.
The question of whether this case reveals a pattern of religious discrimination, particularly against Christians, is also a valid issue albeit a separate one. The assumption, which has not yet been verified, is that the interviewer is more apt to discriminate on the basis of specific religious beliefs once they are made public, compared to other, non-Christian religious beliefs as well as political and sexual attitudes. Ideally, there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, disability, political orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected status. But since we know that is not the way the real world operates, it might be best to play down, if possible, certain personal information rather than bring it up during an interview.
Clearly the evidence in this case is, at best, anecdotal. I bring up the alternative scenario because, I think we can agree, the media response to my scenario would be quite different than it is to the original.
One can assume that the interviewer is older, and the Brandon in the story is young. An experienced interviewer should be able to recognize that young people tend to be more idealistic, and more strongly driven by things important in their lives, and filter those kinds of responses out.