Of course you’re right–religious litmus tests are a no-no in these parts. But this fact detracts from Dreher’s stated concerns. That is, if in fact a Christian is discriminated against because of his/her religious views, the full weight of the EEOC would be behind them in seeking redress. So, assuming the religious individual has no compunction about performing a job that requires actions that run counter to their beliefs, no one will even know what their beliefs are, much less fire/fail to hire them.
I’m no lawyer, but I suspect even inquiring about such issues (assuming they aren’t directly relevant to the job in question) would be illegal in most cases. Again, given the EEOC, I don’t see how the views of conservative Christians will preclude them from being hired.
OTOH, I wonder what Dreher would say about ‘his sort of Christian’ applying for a job where there would be a conflict between their beliefs and their duties.
Damn, that was a dumb thing for me to say. I may have to dredge that exchange up so I can figure out what (if anything) I was thinking.