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1 posted on 08/18/2005 2:30:08 PM PDT by Woodland
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To: Woodland

I would insert my divserse lawsuit up there a__.


2 posted on 08/18/2005 2:31:09 PM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: Woodland
Let me be the first...

You're in good glans with Allstate!.."

3 posted on 08/18/2005 2:32:45 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Woodland

You're in good glans with Christian-hating Allstate!


4 posted on 08/18/2005 2:36:47 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; FITZ; arete; ...
Barber has been looking for work since his firing six months ago, and he and his wife have put their house up for sale. "What [Allstate officials] have done here is reach from Allstate into my living room and say, `You can't think this way,'" Barber said.

Diversity bump!

5 posted on 08/18/2005 2:38:10 PM PDT by A. Pole (" There is no other god but Free Market, and Adam Smith is his prophet ! ")
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To: Woodland

I guess Allstate doesn't believe that the bill of rights applies to its own employees. I haven't checked, but I'd be willing to wager that Allstate started as an American company on American soil probably at least 40-50 years after the constitution was ratified, so how do they think that their own corporate policies take precedence?


6 posted on 08/18/2005 2:38:55 PM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Woodland
Sounds like he's going to have a tough time winning this lawsuit.

The strategy behind Barber's lawsuit is an unusual one, said Matthew Finkin, law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Contrary to popular belief, private companies in Illinois and in virtually every other state can fire workers for saying things that embarrass the company--a fact many bloggers have learned the hard way, he said.

Barber's theory is that his views on same-sex marriage constitute religious expression and thus are protected under federal civil rights laws.

The suit is phrased accordingly, saying Barber "felt led of God to write and submit [the article] for online publication."

Finkin said Barber's argument may be hampered by the fact that he does not quote Scripture to support his argument and instead roots his positions in statements about biology and traditional values. "Political polemics are not protected in Illinois," Finkin said.

7 posted on 08/18/2005 2:39:07 PM PDT by Crackingham
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To: Woodland

Increasingly, corporations want anti nationalist, hyper modernist, anti American globalists working for them. Real Americans are viewed as people who need to be thrown out. Real Americans are viewed as small business people but not "corporate material."


8 posted on 08/18/2005 2:39:22 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Woodland
"Barber filed a lawsuit in May in federal court in Chicago alleging that Allstate's action constituted discrimination on the basis of religion, a novel argument, some legal experts said."

A novel argument? Since "diversity" translates to "anti-Christian", how can this be anything but discrimination based on religion?

Calling Jay Sekulow.

9 posted on 08/18/2005 2:40:16 PM PDT by steenkeenbadges
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To: Woodland

Go to hell Allstate!</p>


11 posted on 08/18/2005 2:41:45 PM PDT by RAY ( Heroes not, the U.S. Supreme Court!!)
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To: Woodland

Who decided to spell 'fiery' this way?


15 posted on 08/18/2005 3:39:17 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: Woodland

Never will I sign up for Allstate Insurance- let the queers have it.


16 posted on 08/18/2005 3:42:37 PM PDT by StonyBurk
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To: Woodland
You're in dirty hands with Allstate.

Leni

21 posted on 08/18/2005 3:52:46 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Woodland

"I'm thinking, `What business is this of yours?'" said Barber, 36, who had worked for Allstate for five years, mostly in corporate security. "This is something I did on my own time. This was my own viewpoint. ... [One supervisor] said, `Well, you know, here at Allstate we have a very diverse community.'"

Apparently not diverse enough to include those that do not agree with the homosexual lifestyle (no, I am not going to say "forced down their throats.....!) or practice free speech. It appears that eithe his supervisors or some co-worker probably made some complaint and Allstate had to roll over.

Conversely, if a publication printed his occupation without his permission, causing him damages, then he has a perfect right to pursue compensation from them. They should know better.


23 posted on 08/18/2005 4:09:43 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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