Religion In The News

Bubble-Blowing Christian Sues Employer

by Elroy Willis -- August 28, 1999

LOS ANGELES (EAP) -- A Los Angeles woman filed discrimination charges against her former employer which fired her for blowing bubbles during working hours and disturbing fellow employees.

Julia Romerez, 55, devout Christian and mother of 12 children says that she sees God in bubbles which she blows using soapy water and a special Holy ring which she claims has been blessed by both Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

"Romerez was a distraction to other employees and was getting soap scum all over the place, so we had no choice but to let her go," said John Eldridge, director of Human Resources at Landsbury Electronics, a Los Angeles company which produces electronic components for use in televisions.

"She kept coming into my cubicle and blowing bubbles, and telling me that God could be seen in the bubbles if you look closely at them," said Robert Thomas, a co-worker of Romerez.

"I played along at first, but after a while, she was becoming quite a nuisance," he said.

"We all got tired of her lunchtime stories about her soaking in her bathtub full of bubbles, and seeing God in each and every bubble," said another co-worker who wishes to remain anonymous.

The case will come to court next month, and has attracted the attention of several pro-religious groups who claim that bubbles are the perfect creation of God.


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