Thursday, October 24, 2013

You can't fire me, I'm a Christian..........

ENDA way we go.....see what we did there? The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that, if it were to pass, would end the discrimination of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people when it comes to employment.  Simply put, you couldn't be fired simply for being what/who you are. Sounds reasonable enough, but alas, for people like Tony "KKK" Perkins, it's evil......evil he says.  Now what, might you ask, would this have to do with the firing of a sportscaster on Fox Sports? Well, let us begin by prefacing that the person in question was NOT fired for what/who he was, he was fired for being a disruptive, proselytizing, anti-gay dimwit.  You see, Craig James was hired by Fox Sports to do commentary on, you guessed it, sports. One week later, he was fired. The reason? Fox felt that prior statements James made while running for office would disrupt the workplace environment and, as such, felt he wasn't a good fit. Now, that should have been the end of it, especially for someone like Perkins who constantly espouses the right of a company to fire individuals as they see fit.  And therein, as they say, lies the rub.  You see, James is a right-wing conservative Christian who, as we noted, ran for office on a very anti-gay platform.  In the eyes of Perkins, he was fired for being a Christian and not, as was the fact of the matter, his anti-gay animus towards fellow workers.  Ironic, given that Perkins and James have both stated that companies should be allowed to fire someone for no other reason than being gay........well then gentlemen, as the adage goes: "what is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander"  You can't have it both ways anymore and that, more than anything else, is what sticks in the craw of Perkins.  James wasn't fired for being Christian, he was fired because HR understood he was a disruptive entity in the workplace......due to his words and deeds.  Nice try Tony, the TTM does quick work with your delusion of persecution.

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You get what you deserve when you play at stupid.

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