Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Eat me, drink me, love me;
Laura make much of me
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
That said, he absolutely has the right to do it. And although his firing was probably legal, it's still wrong. Hopefully he sues and wins.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I would like to see him win a suit and get his job back. I've done some idiot things in my day. Getting a second chance is really a good thing. Possibly an apology might be in order.
His free speech problem is that actions speak louder than words, yet are not words, thus are not speech.
There's a whole lot of information about this man and his employment that we will never hear about. Surely there are Muslims that work where he does. You cannot expect the Muslim co-workers to want to be around this guy at work. That could very well cause tensions and problems that would be detrimental to the smooth operation of the organization.
I'd like to see him reinstated. There's such a thing as getting caught up in the moment. At least he's famous now. If they don't reinstate him, there will be plenty of employers that would hire him simply for what he did do.
For every ones Information: Military burns Bibles sent to troops in Afghanistan. Now that is the US Military
This story is from last year and and for the life of me I don't for the life of me remember anyone raising hell about it or hearing about some Pastor issuing a call to have the General in charge in Afghanistan killed in some kind of Christian Jihad.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anythingMay 20th, 2009 4:44 pm ET
A story hit the media today, stating that the U.S. Military made a choice to burn Bibles sent to soldiers on base in Afghanistan. The military has a policy that unsolicited religious materials are not allowed to be sent or distributed by military personnel. Central Command General Order No. 1 specifically forbids “proselytizing of any faith, religion or practice” and is to be strongly enforced in sectors which are predominantly Muslim, for fear such material distribution will be taken as an attempt on behalf of the U.S. to proselytize and convert the local people. If such actions were perceived in this manner, the military says it could jeopardize the safety of their mission and cause possible harm to come to the soldiers on base as well as the local Muslims who might show interest in another religion.
Afghanistan is a devout Muslim nation. Although there are various Christian organizations that support professional career missionaries in the field, most missionary efforts in the area are not publicized or promoted, for safety reasons. The Bibles that were sent to a Sgt. James Watt on base in Bargram, Afghanistan were a rare find due to the fact that they were written in Pashto and Dari, the predominant languages in that particular region. The church that sent the Bibles saved and held fundraisers in order to afford the cost of the Bibles and shipping. Instead of sending the Bibles back to the church the military officials chose to burn the Bibles, stating that if they sent the Bibles back to the church they feared the church would turn around and send them to another organization within Afghanistan.
Last edited by Councilman; 09-15-10 at 08:11 AM.
Couldn't find the Code of Ethics on line, but interesting. Stupid move on his part, if true."Mr. Fenton's public actions violated New Jersey Transit's code of ethics," an agency statement said. "NJ Transit concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore [he] was dismissed." Read more: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit
Thank you, Quazi!