Venita Short claimed in May 2012 that she was terminated from her job at the New Life Baptist Day Care and Preschool in Fayetteville, North Carolina, because she became pregnant outside of wedlock.
At the time, Short told ABC 11 that her firing happened shortly after she informed people at work that she was pregnant (video below).
"They told me I was fired because I am pregnant and I am not married ... and I'm not planning to get married before the baby is born," Short stated in 2012.
Short claimed she was taking care of several children of single parents at her day care job. After her firing, Short hired a lawyer and sued the New Life Baptist Church.
She recently received an undisclosed settlement from the church.
Pastor Ed Wilson's lawyer argued during the civil trial that the church could fire staff members who broke the church's moral code, which includes no premarital sex, reported The Fayetteville Observer.
However, during the trial, several witnesses claimed that an assistant pastor, James Wilson, had engaged in an affair with the day care worker who had trained Short.
Wilson's parents reportedly testified that he had been fired in 2011, but was back at his job after a month.
The day care worker wasn't punished and stayed at her job for years until she moved from the area in January.
Short claimed during the trial that she had originally been referred to the day care job by a single woman who had kids and was living with a man in her neighborhood.
Adding fuel to the fire was the revelation in court that Pastor Wilson and his wife Cindy Wilson had a child out of wedlock back in 1987, noted The Fayetteville Observer.
When a journalist from the newspaper asked the Wilsons about their past, the couple reportedly asked the journalist if he had been saved.
Short lost the baby that she was pregnant with in 2012, but is currently 33 weeks pregnant. She and her boyfriend plan to name the child "Messiah."