The Nationals are being sued for religious discrimination by three former ushers


Nathaniel Grow of FanGraphs passed along news the other day that the Washington Nationals have been sued by three former ushers who allege that the team discriminated against them for their religious beliefs.

Grow has all of the details and the broad scope of the competing arguments in his post. The short version: the ushers are Seventh Day Adventists whose religion prevents them from working Friday night games and Saturday day games. And probably most Saturday night games, I’d guess, given that they’d have to show up for work before sundown.

Before I read the complaint, I was wondering if it had something to do with forcing religious people to view obscenity in the form of Ian Desmond’s defense at shortstop, but that is not the case.