Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Blacks were systematically persecuted and discriminated against in the segregated south. In contrast, there are no separate water fountains for Christians. Christians do not have to sit at the counter in restaurants. Christians do not have to send their kids to segregated schools. Christians are not banned from using most bathrooms. We do not have poll taxes on Christians and do not deny their right to vote. It is a slap in the face to black people that were alive under Jim Crow to make the comparison you just made. Christians are not persecuted in this country in any way. Hell, you can't even get elected to office in nearly all cases without claiming to be a Christian.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
In the end A&E will suffer for their intolerance and bigotry.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Common sense dictates that when you disparage a group of people, whether it's your religion commanding you to do it or not, your employer is going to have an issue with it of it if anyone in that group is a part of their customer base.