By Joe Parton
A Kansas woman testified in federal court Tuesday that she believes she was fired from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office because she did not go to church.
Courtney Canfield sued the secretary of state’s office and Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker, the man who hired her. Kobach is not named in the lawsuit.
On Tuesday, Canfield – who worked less than a year as an administrative assistant in the office in 2013 – testified she did not participate in the office’s after-hours Bible study group and objected to religious materials that were often passed around.
“I didn’t think it was appropriate for the workplace,” Canfield said.
Instead of being notified of her firing by her supervisor, Canfield received the news from her grandmother Margie Canfield, a Kansas Republican Party employee and longtime acquaintance of Rucker.
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