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Man Faces Losing Home, Has Pay Cut Over 35% for Opposing Gay Marriage
Pundit Press ^ | 10/24/11 | Aurelius

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: christianphobia; facebook; freespeech; gaymarriage; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; homotyranny; moralabsolutes; uk

1 posted on 10/24/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

I’m surprised that the didn’t also commit him to a mental institution, like they used to do in the Soviet Union.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 9:10:01 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: therightliveswithus

this is fascism plain and simple


3 posted on 10/24/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: therightliveswithus

Maybe they could give his home to a deserving nonjudgemnetal/group think gay couple?


4 posted on 10/24/2011 9:13:29 AM PDT by Leep
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 9:14:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: therightliveswithus

God is NOT happy and one day they will see just how unhappy He really is.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 9:15:52 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


7 posted on 10/24/2011 9:16:04 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 9:19:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Yes, look up the Pink Swastika and see who created the Nazi Party.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 9:20:16 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: therightliveswithus

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.


10 posted on 10/24/2011 9:20:48 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: therightliveswithus
Just post brutal anti-homosexual verses from the koran.

Then watch the sparks fly... :-)

11 posted on 10/24/2011 9:21:32 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


12 posted on 10/24/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: therightliveswithus
Homosexual "marriage" is an oxymoron--indeed one of the best examples, ever, of the concept. Marriage is about sanctifying the procreational union of the sexes--it is physically impossible for two people of the same sex to enter into.

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.

William Flax

13 posted on 10/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: therightliveswithus

This is in UK....not USA


14 posted on 10/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: therightliveswithus

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!


15 posted on 10/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cuban leaf

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.
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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.

Big difference.


16 posted on 10/24/2011 9:25:02 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: therightliveswithus

facism...yes.

but being among the stupid who insist on publishing things on facebook or elsewhere while using their own name...Priceless


17 posted on 10/24/2011 9:32:49 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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18 posted on 10/24/2011 9:35:36 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Comparative Advantage

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.


19 posted on 10/24/2011 9:52:09 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Comparative Advantage

—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.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jjm2111; therightliveswithus

And I, of course, post to the wrong article :(


22 posted on 10/24/2011 11:24:22 AM PDT by jjm2111
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The mental institutions/forced psych drugs come next, along with taking custody of our children. Finally burning at the stake while they dance around with pitchforks while having a sodomy orgy.

23 posted on 10/24/2011 11:34:15 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: jjm2111

When I do that sometimes mods will remove it if I hit abuse on myself and explain why.


24 posted on 10/24/2011 11:34:28 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: therightliveswithus

The Customer Hub [Customer.Hub@traffordhousingtrust.co.uk]

If you have any interest in telling them what you think, the email is above.


25 posted on 10/24/2011 11:37:55 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: TheBigIf

I’m on Facebook because my extended family is. That said, I don’t post anything I wouldn’t say in public, in front of strangers: no sex, politics, religion or money.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 11:42:24 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: little jeremiah

Good idea.


27 posted on 10/24/2011 11:50:11 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: TheBigIf

Actually do not be suprised to see this start to happen even at all different types of jobs in the US soon.


It already has......

Massachusetts man fired from corporation over Christian belief in traditional marriage
http://www.massresistance.com/docs/gen/09d/vadala/index.html


28 posted on 10/24/2011 11:50:33 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: therightliveswithus

So, to put it plainly, Freedom of Speech is totally dead in Great Britain.


29 posted on 10/24/2011 11:51:14 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: therightliveswithus
They better start firing Mooz Lames in droves. Maybe a good pass time would be collecting comments on the topic made by various Mooz Lames on their pages, blogs, and whatnot. Hmmmmm .....

Does Trafford Housing Trust employee any Mooze Lames?

30 posted on 10/24/2011 12:00:35 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Sacajaweau
This is in UK....not USA

Yet.

31 posted on 10/24/2011 12:50:40 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: jjm2111

It works for the dreaded double/triple etc posts too.


32 posted on 10/24/2011 1:27:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: massmike

And the history teacher in FL was reprimanded in some way I can’t remember, pretty recently too. Would hope I’d remember something a short while ago.


33 posted on 10/24/2011 1:29:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: therightliveswithus

he has one too many friends on that fb list.


34 posted on 10/24/2011 1:30:02 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Leaning Right

That will happen soon.


35 posted on 10/24/2011 2:08:22 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: therightliveswithus
"...posted on his private Facebook account.."

His mistake was believing that he had privacy.

36 posted on 10/24/2011 3:23:50 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sacajaweau

The USA is headed that way as hard as our politicians,educators(so-called) and media propagandists can push it.


38 posted on 10/24/2011 8:14:43 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: therightliveswithus

He must be able to appeal against that


39 posted on 10/25/2011 12:58:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: therightliveswithus

He must be able to appeal against that


40 posted on 10/25/2011 12:58:30 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Chickensoup; cuban leaf
I'm afraid that chickensoup is right. The constitution talks a good talk, but in the end - its words on paper. To work, the truths it states have to be believed in AND acted upon by citizens.

In other words, if you dont stand up for the constitution, there are whole legions of people out there who will twist it, trash it, "reinterpret" it, or otherwise subvert it.

41 posted on 10/25/2011 1:07:25 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Its immaterial whether he has privacy or not. His employers have no right to punish him for expressing an opinion, assuming that he did so politely and not in connection with his job function.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 1:09:26 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

—To work, the truths it states have to be believed in AND acted upon by citizens.—

I agree. And “acted upon”, unfortunately far too often, means going to court. Sometimes you have to fight for your rights. Just being right isn’t enough.


43 posted on 10/25/2011 4:54:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
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

________________________

In our current regime, you may be right in all senses but still destroyed by the left. We are no longer free, constitutional people. For Pete’s sake we have a SCOTUS that is looking at international law to decide cases.

44 posted on 10/25/2011 5:32:49 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Vanders9

Its immaterial whether he has privacy or not. His employers have no right to punish him for expressing an opinion, assuming that he did so politely and not in connection with his job function.

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This has been happening for years. Look at what happened in Calif. I remember 15 years ago an woman activist in a community had her husband’s job picketed because of her volunteer work in the community. He lost his job. No one want to or can take on the Leftist lobbies, black , hispanic, muslim or homosexual. There is not enough protection in the conservative community. No one will help you. Until we band together as a group and have angels and can pass out monies and give people jobs and protection, we will continue to be splintered and eventually decimated.


45 posted on 10/25/2011 5:38:24 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup
[His employers have no right to punish him for expressing an opinion]
 
He lives in the UK - where the Eunuch-infested vestigial remains of the Roman Empire's state religion have been pacifying the sheeple for the pleasure of inbred royal perverts for 1000+ years; where the Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom has no purview.
 
Isn't "Gay" just a new state establishment of religion?
 
Meanwhile:
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
--Thomas Jefferson
 
Got Natural Law?
 
 
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
By Martin Daly and Margo Wilson
 
 
Got Socio-Biological Fitness?

"Gay" penguins don't - not even in the San Francisco zoo:
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=San+Francisco+gay+penguins
 
Just liars doing what they do - as usual.

46 posted on 10/26/2011 6:58:50 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

I didnt say that. I said this:

This has been happening for years. Look at what happened in Calif. I remember 15 years ago an woman activist in a community had her husband’s job picketed because of her volunteer work in the community. He lost his job. No one want to or can take on the Leftist lobbies, black , hispanic, muslim or homosexual. There is not enough protection in the conservative community. No one will help you. Until we band together as a group and have angels and can pass out monies and give people jobs and protection, we will continue to be splintered and eventually decimated.

_________________________


47 posted on 10/26/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

>>There is not enough protection

“OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES, AND OUR SACRED HONOR”

Ex uno disce omnes.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 6:42:31 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill
I wish, but I don't think that there is protection there anymore. You can have all the Constitution in the world but if it is not followed, people are not protected, they are harmed and we revert to feudalism.
49 posted on 11/04/2011 7:04:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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