Saturday 21 October 2017

Employee sues over '666' sticker

The number 666 is the 'mark of the beast' in the Bible's Book of Revelation
The number 666 is the 'mark of the beast' in the Bible's Book of Revelation

A US factory worker claims he was fired after he refused to wear a "666" sticker that he feared would doom him to eternal damnation.

Billy Hyatt says in a federal lawsuit that he was fired in 2009 after he refused to wear the sticker proclaiming that his factory in Atlanta had been accident-free for 666 days.

That number is the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse.

Mr Hyatt says he is a devout Christian and told a manager the sticker would violate his beliefs. He said he was then told his beliefs were "ridiculous".

He was suspended and fired a few days later.

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