“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Our economy will be in a serious fix if we don't allow employers to fire employees who bring discredit to their organizations. Whether he should or should not be fired is a question of whether or not he brought discredit to the fire department. If he did then off with his head! People should not be fired for political or religious opinions. This guy was fired for embarrassing the city government. Nothing wrong with that.
What anyone thinks of the fire chief's morality or religious beliefs makes no difference. The issue is whether he, acting in effect as the state, coerced any person into endorsing the views contained in the booklets so far as to violate any right the Constitution guarantees, through the Fourteenth Amendment, against state infringement. I don't see where the booklet called for discrimination against homosexuals. It just expressed the religious view that homosexual acts are vulgar and undesirable. Millions of Americans believe the same.
This is outrageous and another affront to Christianity. So very sad.
Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith | Fox News
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If he hasnt shown any sign of discrimination in his leadership, he shouldnt have been fired over what he wrote in the book. I see it as more a Freedom of Speech issue then a Freedom of Religion issue though.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
I agree it is sad. He did go out of his way to get approval to have his title associated with the book before it was published. I think he should sue.
Fox News once again spins the story to fit their agenda of victimization. Not only did the Fire Chief in question hand this book out to his employees, the book itself equated homosexuality to pederasty and bestiality. Are you okay with a public official publishing and handing out a book with clear hateful remarks about a group of people? Either way, I won't lose any sleep over this guy.
“Uncleanness – whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.”
“Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body – temple and dishonor God.”
So this means that if there's an LGBT firefighter working underneath him, that firefighter would know that his boss thinks that he or she - as an LGBT - is right down there with pederasty, bestiality, et al. And you would know down deep in your gut what that means for your chances for advancement.
What's more, when the leader has that attitude, it trickles down the the chain and affects the whole supervisory chain. As a Navy veteran, you should know this instinctively from how a crew's performance and attitude changes when a new captain takes command of the ship.
So...yeah. The guy had to be fired. If he wasn't aware enough of how his words and actions can affect his people, and how this can affect their job performance, then the guy had to go. It wasn't a PC thing - it was a LEADERSHIP thing.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
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