Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed

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From "Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed," by Joshua Holland:

"Frank’s day job is leadership seminars for Fortune 500 companies. He also runs a ministry and has written a book against same-sex marriage titled Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-sex Marriage Hurts Everyone.

"For many years Frank Turek has done seminars for Cisco, among many other companies. A student who attended his class Googled his name, found out he opposed same-sex marriage and said “I’m going to get Frank fired because he doesn’t represent Cisco values.” And this student succeeded.

"A few weeks later Frank Turek was told by a Bank of America executive that his book opposing gay marriage meant he would not be asked to do a seminar again at Bank of America."
Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

I find myself wondering how many of those who would assert an employer's right to fire a "fag" or a landlord's right to evict "a couple of homos" would also shake a fist at this guy's former clients for "discriminating" against him.
 
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I'm not expressing disagreement with their choice, I'm expressing bemusement with what is (to me) obvious hypocrisy on the part of the bigot.
 

sparsely

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Perhaps, this company doesn't want to hire a homophobe to train it's employees. Their choice.
I'm for gay marriage myself...well actually I'm for the removal of the government from the "institution" of marriage altogether...nevertheless, it is troll-bait spin bullshit to call anyone who opposes gay marriage a homophobe. Only weak-minded people with no argument resort to demonizing a person because of their position while disregarding the reasoning behind their position.
 

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These days employers use a persons character to determine job suitability all the time. They check applicants credit, talk to neighbors, work history, criminal record; the whole nine yards. Strictly speaking, as a matter of law, an opponent of same-sex marriages is not a protected class. Sexual orientation, however, is. Nevertheless, firing a person simply because you don't agree with their political beliefs, or refusing to employ them, may otherwise create a cause of action, under some other employment practices law. I'm not sure. As far as seminars, I would think that Bank of America is concerned about appearances. I agree with Sky on this, that's their right.
 
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It is also B of A's right to decide who they want to give motivational speeches.

Let's suppose David Duke applied for a job at B of A customer service and told them he was just fine with the company, accept for his black co-workers and customers...

He has a perfect right to his views, but they have a right not to hire him for his views also.

Thx :)
 
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From "Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed," by Joshua Holland:



Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

I find myself wondering how many of those who would assert an employer's right to fire a "fag" or a landlord's right to evict "a couple of homos" would also shake a fist at this guy's former clients for "discriminating" against him.
Yeah, the full irony of it is sweet.

There is nothing better than seeing a slum-lord out on the street, a cheater getting taken and a bigot who feels they are being discriminated againt.

Thx :)