Tanisha Matthews, an Apostolic Christian, worked as an overnight stocker at Wal-Mart. One night, during a break,

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Tanisha Matthews, an Apostolic Christian, worked as an overnight stocker at Wal-Mart. One night, during a break, Matthews engaged in a conversation about God and homosexuality. The next day, an employee told a manager that Matthews had made inappropriate comments about gays to Amy, a gay employee. Over the next three months, Wal-Mart investigated the incident by interviewing and obtaining statements from employees who were present during the conversation. In her statement, Amy reported that Matthews was "screaming over her" that God does not accept gays, they should not "be on earth," and they will "go to hell" because they are not "right in the head." Five employees confirmed that Matthews had said that gays are sinners and are going to hell. Wal-Mart fired Matthews after concluding she had engaged in serious harassment in violation of its Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy. This policy, of which Matthews was aware, prohibits employees from engaging in conduct that could reasonably be interpreted as harassment based on an individual's status, including sexual orientation, and provides that employees who violate the policy will receive "coaching and/or other discipline, up to and including termination." Wal-Mart has a "zero tolerance" policy for harassment "regardless of whether such conduct rises to the level of unlawful discrimination or harassment" and treats serious harassment as gross misconduct and grounds for immediate termination.
Matthews filed suit, alleging that terminating her for stating that gays will go to hell-a belief that she maintains is an aspect of her Apostolic Christian faith- constitutes unlawful discrimination under Title VII. Is she correct?

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