A listserv I subscribe to for professional vacancies forwarded an advertisement for a position at Brigham Young University. The ad’s available online here and has the following statement:
I certainly have no problem with BYU giving precedence to Mormons- they’re founded and funded by the church and the church’s doctrines are a vital part of their philosophy, they’re private and any non-Mormon who goes there goes witht he understanding that they aren’t a secular institution. Same with any other church affiliated school of any religion. A Methodist Church hiring a pastor can hardly be sued for discrimination for requiring the person hired to be Methodist, after all, but since it’s discrimination no less I just assumed that they were not EOEs.
How can an employer discriminate based on religion and yet be an Equal Opportunity Employer? Is there a loophole?