For starters, I live in the Bible Belt. Lubbock, Texas to be exact.
I work at a car dealership and most of the people surrounding me are religious. And when I say religious I mean REALLY religious. To the point were they actively talk about it and forward emails all day about it at work.
Now I usually just keep my mouth shut and delete the emails because I would like to keep my job. Also, since I am in the bible belt these kinds of things happen at just about every job so it wouldn't really help to switch jobs.
To get to the point, I recently got engaged and working with all women we started discusses wedding details and different aspects of the planning. One woman I work with is especially adamant about her religion (this same woman absolutely loves Sarah Palin and thinks she is brilliant, didn't go to college but went to school to study the bible) and insisted on telling me about how I should just go through the bible and pick out bible verses about how women should be subservient to the husband (Which made me want to scream because I really have issues with that) and other things. She is also constantly talking about politics and how making gay marriage legal is so horrible and disgusting. She also has a huge sticker in her cubicle that says FIRE OBAMA.
I really want to say something to her about it, and the fact that not only do I not agree with her but that I really wish she would stop talking to me about it. But I also don't want to lose my job. I don't think religion or politics should really be discussed at work in the first place because a lot of people cannot discuss it civilly. (If it can be discussed then by all means go for it i guess). I thought about putting up a sign at my desk that said RE-HIRE OBAMA or something atheist to make my point without having to really say anything. But I think that would be a little juvenile.
How do you tell someone like this to essentially shut the hell up without getting fired or pissing someone off? Or should I just not say anything at all. It is really irritating to hear her incredibly ignorant remarks.