Miniter alleges that he was “coerced” by company executives into attending a Unification Church religious ceremony last December that he deemed “creepy.” The Washington Times is owned by officials of the Unification Church.
Miniter claims that he “was made to feel there was no choice” other than attending the religious ceremony if he wanted to keep his job. He also said that Washington Times executives gave him “examples of people whose careers at the Times had grown after they converted” and became followers of the Unification Church.
Miniter, a former Wall Street Journal editorial writer and author of several books, was fired unexpectedly in September. He also filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of age and disability discrimination while employed with the Washington Times.