Skip to comments.Man Faces Losing Home, Has Pay Cut Over 35% for Opposing Gay Marriage
Posted on 10/24/2011 9:06:35 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
Adrian Smith, a 54-year-old father of two, posted on his private Facebook account that he disapproves of gay marriage because of his Christian beliefs. He wrote that allowing homosexuals to wed would be "an equality too far." It is important to point out that the comment could only be viewed by Mr. Smith's confirmed friends on Facebook, and was not public.
Instead of being allowed to voice his right to free speech, he was brought in front of his employers, the Trafford Housing Trust in Greater Manchester. They declared that he was guilty of "gross misconduct."
As a consequence, they cut his pay by over £10,000, from £35,000 a year to £21,396...
With such a severe decrease in salary, Mr. Smith now faces the prospect of losing his house.
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I’m surprised that the didn’t also commit him to a mental institution, like they used to do in the Soviet Union.
this is fascism plain and simple
Maybe they could give his home to a deserving nonjudgemnetal/group think gay couple?
I don’t think this is in the US. Thanks to our constitution, where the individual is king, there are subtle differences between the US and other western cultures that are not too subtle when they apply to you.
God is NOT happy and one day they will see just how unhappy He really is.
What do you expect from Briton anymore. That place is a PC mess. I am sure if the dude was a muslim, all would be well.
If I lived there, I would boycott that company for life. This is disgusting. I imagine his supervisor had a man-crush on him and is punishing him as a way of throwing a hissy fit.
Yes, look up the Pink Swastika and see who created the Nazi Party.
This is PRECISELY why I do not have a Facebook account. It will never help you get a job, but it can certainly sabotage your career.
Then watch the sparks fly... :-)
Don’t kid yourself. If this man was a teacher in a public school system in the U.S., he might be faced with the possibility of losing his job under similar circumstances.
But to further consider this unfortunate Britain, who simply sought to dissent from popular insanity. He wrote that allowing homosexuals to wed would be "an equality too far."
Any effort to enforce a make-believe "equality," between people or concepts that cannot rationally be equalized, is lunacy. No one ever sat in a class-room with his or her "equal" on either side. We are all different--all unique--except for identical twins; and, even there, experiences will differentiate.
The compulsion to equalize people & concepts is, in fact, The Greatest Mischief Ever Wrought.
This is in UK....not USA
This is England. Do they have the right of free speech there?
But, more importantly, who really believes that what people post on Facebook is really private? I have to admit that I don’t understand Facebook. I’ve been dragged into Facebook, against my will, through various members of my family. I have access to people’s pages, whom I don’t really know, because they have peripheral friendships with people who know my kids, SILs, grandchildren, etc. I’ve read comments from people, whom I’ve never met, because somebody pinged me to a picture that they wanted me to see.
I do know that people (some way, somehow) may have access to your comments on the WEB — even on FR. If you don’t believe me, Google your screen name some time and see what pops up!
I dont think this is in the US. Thanks to our constitution, where the individual is king, there are subtle differences between the US and other western cultures that are not too subtle when they apply to you.
No, in the United States now, in this situation, your business or employer is picketed by paid rabblerousing and threatening picketers and a trained telephone and internet mob goes into play to harrass, intimidate and destroy you. And you have no support within the conservative communtiy when you lose your job or business besides some clucking and if you are lucky, a column in some conservitive’s blog.
but being among the stupid who insist on publishing things on facebook or elsewhere while using their own name...Priceless
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Actually do not be suprised to see this start to happen even at all different types of jobs in the US soon. At my company there was a new policy sent out having to do with ‘social media’ and the companies position on it, at the same time I started seeing news stories and hearing about other companies also issuing new policy statements on social media as well.
Companies many times will easily fold to fascist political activist groups ebcause they simply want to avoid the expense and hassle of lawsuits.
Unless there is a push back in the opposite direction whereas companies fear having to fight anti-perversion groups they will give in to the homosexual fascist agenda groups.
—If this man was a teacher in a public school system in the U.S., he might be faced with the possibility of losing his job under similar circumstances.—
It is almost impossible to fire school teachers. ;-)
Also, depending on who is in his friends list, they may be treading on very thin legal ice regarding things he said that they can not actually see themselves.
Also, When it comes to facebook, I follow this:
Every time I type ANYTHING for internet exposure (including here) I assume that the one person in the world that could do me the most harm will see it and use it any way they can to destroy me. I don’t EVER write down anything I cannot defend. And If I said what this guy apparently said, only to specific friends on facebook, I’d be getting a good attorney to make me some nice extra income off this - in the US at least.