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Ma. man fired from job over Christian belief in traditional marriage
massresistance.org ^ | 11/02/2009 | n/a

Posted on 11/02/2009 5:17:21 AM PST by massmike

A Massachusetts man was fired from a national retail corporation because of his traditional beliefs on same-sex marriage. Peter Vadala was formally dismissed from his job as second deputy manager of the Brookstone store at Boston’s Logan Airport on August 12, 2009, after a supervisor reported him to Human Resources regarding an incident two days earlier.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; fags; fired; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; romney; romneyjobpanel; workplace
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1 posted on 11/02/2009 5:17:22 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

God bless Mass Resistance, fighting from within the bowels of the Beast.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 5:19:15 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: massmike

No more Brookstone.....


3 posted on 11/02/2009 5:19:20 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: massmike
So now in certain parts of the country (for which I won't spend a dime) one cannot even believe something different than sodomite “marriage”?
4 posted on 11/02/2009 5:20:00 AM PST by BamaAndy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
No more Brookstone.....

What exactly have you been buying from them all this time?

5 posted on 11/02/2009 5:21:27 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

aye, no more Brookstone and pass along to all

being harassed by in-your-face lesbians and then fired is beyond the pale

Just wait ‘til this crapola comes to obama’s military.


6 posted on 11/02/2009 5:21:44 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: massmike

I grew up in Newton..........no surprises here ;-)


7 posted on 11/02/2009 5:21:44 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: massmike
Does that mean if a muzzy says they don't eat pork, they can be fired for that too?

Not eating pork is deeply offensive to me, since I'm a porkaterian.

8 posted on 11/02/2009 5:23:03 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: massmike
what a crock of......

....Mass-of-2-$h!t$

this needs to go all the way to the US Supreme Court if necessary....

these bone smugglers and rug munchers need to get a room and do it in private...the closet is the place for all perverts (and I would grant them the right to be perverted in private, if that is what they need to do...as long as no minors are involved or no people are injured)....

9 posted on 11/02/2009 5:23:45 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: massmike

Is Harvard Square still a banana republic? Are they trying to impeach Nixon posthumously?


10 posted on 11/02/2009 5:23:47 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Not eating pork is deeply offensive to me, since I'm a porkaterian.

I'm sorry, I always thought it was Pigstrafarian.

11 posted on 11/02/2009 5:24:06 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: massmike

Permanent Boycott.

He also needs to lawyer up. Now.


12 posted on 11/02/2009 5:26:12 AM PST by piytar (This tag deleted by the Ministry of Truth. Love Big Brother. Or else!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

eating pork is currently(maybe not for long) legal in Mass-of-2-$h!t$

YOUR FIRED!!!!


13 posted on 11/02/2009 5:26:21 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: massmike

Fired for having a politically incorrect view around a petty, militant lesbian.


14 posted on 11/02/2009 5:28:36 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: massmike
Thanks for posting this article. I will never shop at Brookstone again and I urge others to do the same.
15 posted on 11/02/2009 5:29:12 AM PST by grasshopper2
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To: BamaAndy

Yes. Now this is going to be interesting, because, of course, there are religions in the US that actually do want to curtail the rights of women and people who are gay. Eventually these religious believers will collide with the stifle free speech/free thought community. Which one gets to be the protected class then?


16 posted on 11/02/2009 5:31:00 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Matt 10:22
Everyone will hate you because of me, but those who stand firm to the end will be saved.


17 posted on 11/02/2009 5:31:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Vaquero

They are Massholes


18 posted on 11/02/2009 5:31:25 AM PST by Broker (Sharpen the knife.)
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To: massmike

fired for his religious beliefs?? sounds like a Multi million dollar Religious Freedom Lawsuit, and I will never walk into Brookstones again.


19 posted on 11/02/2009 5:31:39 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: massmike
This guy needs to sue the "F" out of the company for 1st amendment violation,
and employment violations. The thought police needs to be shut down bluntly!

Gay people deserve the diseases they catch!

20 posted on 11/02/2009 5:31:52 AM PST by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: ElayneJ

Mustn’t make the mistake of applying “consistency” of rules/laws to the left...

When you understand their end goal is the destruction of Christianity, then it all makes sense. See tagline.


21 posted on 11/02/2009 5:32:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: stevio

God needs to send this nation a message, Sodom and Gomorrah exists, here, unchallenged.


22 posted on 11/02/2009 5:34:31 AM PST by boomop1
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thats right, no more Brookstone, and I will now block all of their emails. Slimeballs.


23 posted on 11/02/2009 5:34:50 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: massmike

Looks like I won’t be shopping at Brookstone ever again.


24 posted on 11/02/2009 5:35:54 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: MaxMax

“Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

I believe this is a foretelling of AIDS.


25 posted on 11/02/2009 5:36:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: silverleaf
harassed by in-your-face lesbians and then fired is beyond the pale

In 1996 I was fired from a small company because of a conflict with my flaming-gay boss. It seems he was uncomfortable with my "family-oriented" attitude. We could not travel together because we would spend hours together in the car and all he wanted to talk about was sex (this guy was a sex obsessed pervert) and I didn't want to. Since he was an owning partner in the firm there wasn't much to do about it.

26 posted on 11/02/2009 5:36:43 AM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Vaquero

...and they keep it to themselves, no parades, no tv, no loud proclamations, just STFU.


27 posted on 11/02/2009 5:37:51 AM PST by wita
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To: massmike
Peter did not immediately react, but when the manager sensed Peter’s discomfort with the subject of same-sex “marriage”, the woman apparently continued bringing it up to Peter throughout the day, reiterating that she was getting married to another woman. Finally, after the fourth or fifth time she brought it up, Peter remarked that his Christian beliefs did not accept same-sex marriage. At that point the woman became very angry and bluntly told Peter that he needed to “get over it” and said that she would be immediately contacting the Human Resources department.

A few hours later Peter was notified by a Human Resources representative that he was suspended from work without pay, effective immediately. Two days later, on August 12, after some further interaction with the Human Resources department, he was formally notified that he was terminated from the company.

Isnt this special?

28 posted on 11/02/2009 5:37:52 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: sam_paine

They’re one of my favorite on-line shops for gifts and gadgets. (rolling computer table, coin sorting machine, charging station for our cell phones last year) No more.


29 posted on 11/02/2009 5:39:21 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: wita
...and they keep it to themselves, no parades, no tv, no loud proclamations, just STFU.

absolutely

keep it in the closet....where it belongs.

30 posted on 11/02/2009 5:40:23 AM PST by Vaquero (q)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

well, that was sexual harassment and sorry you were an uncompensated victim. But hopefully your life is better for having moved on, away from this hedonist (who probably has HIV/AIDS/Hep C by now)


31 posted on 11/02/2009 5:41:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Ours is the only country on earth with a ventriloquist dummy for President)
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To: boomop1

I think he already is.


32 posted on 11/02/2009 5:43:17 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: massmike

here we go, i know i am gonna get flamed for this one...company policy was very specific here, and this guy was stalked by a manager to get a reaction from him...yes, he was played politically, but the correct response when confronted on the issue would have been “ your personal business is your personal business, and i do not wish to hear about your personal life” and having said that, any further contact from the supervisor would be considered harassment, with her and the company liable in a lawsuit. this kid ( and he is a kid, with no way of knowing what was about to hit him ) broke company policy. his termination, although severe, is justified.


33 posted on 11/02/2009 5:46:24 AM PST by joe fonebone (I am racist, hear me roar....I don't give a crap anymore....)
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To: Vaquero

been preaching the doctrine of “why do you have to be so vocal about your sexual orientation” for twenty years. Apparently they aren’t listening. Maybe electronic signage for everyone would be a solution. In large flashing LED’s I’m a (fill in the blank).


34 posted on 11/02/2009 5:47:39 AM PST by wita
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To: massmike

“A female manager from another store was in the store and began talking to Peter about her upcoming marriage.”

Sounds like she set him up and unfortunately he took the bait. I’ve noticed that drug addicts, alcoholics and sexual deviants do this all the time. They will nudge conversations in a certain direction with people they don’t know in an attempt to find out if that person is “one of them”.

The correct response should have been “good luck”. Now, if this person had asked his opinion and he gave it and still got fired. A civil rights law suit might be in order.


35 posted on 11/02/2009 5:48:58 AM PST by TruthBeforeAll (To liberals if something is a complete and utter disaster, it's because there's not enough of it.)
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To: massmike

Contact info:

Brookstone, Inc.
Address:
One Innovation Way

Merrimack, NH 03054

Please use this convenient form to get in touch with a Brookstone customer service representative about any questions or comments you may have:

You can also call Brookstone at 1-800-846-3000 Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM (Eastern), Sunday 11 AM to 7 PM (Eastern), or email at customerservice@brookstone.com

http://www.brookstone.com/customerServiceContactUsPage.jsp.vr


36 posted on 11/02/2009 5:52:04 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: stevio
From customer reviews of (nationwide) Brookstone's:

"The gadgets they have are really cool. This is just the coolest store I have ever been to with the most unique merchandise ever."

It's a fwabulous place, dear, let's do it tomorrow.

Leni

37 posted on 11/02/2009 5:52:30 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: eyeamok

Interesting angle. One wonders if the same outcome would have ensued had the response been that such “marriages” were incompatible with his Islamic beliefs?


38 posted on 11/02/2009 5:55:48 AM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: massmike
Peter did not immediately react, but when the manager sensed Peter’s discomfort with the subject of same-sex “marriage”, the woman apparently continued bringing it up to Peter throughout the day, reiterating that she was getting married to another woman. Finally, after the fourth or fifth time she brought it up, Peter remarked that his Christian beliefs did not accept same-sex marriage. At that point the woman became very angry and bluntly told Peter that he needed to “get over it” and said that she would be immediately contacting the Human Resources department.

If he is telling the whole story, then he has a case. She brought it up, repeatedly, then finally confronted him. If he simply said that his Christian beliefs didn't accept homosexual "marriage" and that was the end of his contribution, then he is in the right, even in Fagachussettes.

39 posted on 11/02/2009 6:02:37 AM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: sam_paine

Once in a while around Christmas if I need one last gift idea.....


40 posted on 11/02/2009 6:04:20 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: MaxMax
> This guy needs to sue the "F" out of the company for 1st amendment violation, and employment violations. The thought police needs to be shut down bluntly!

Ahh, but same-sex marriage is legal in Mass, giving the employer now grounds to declare language opposed to legal norms "hostile" in the private workplace. First Amendment arguments are now more difficult.

Conservatives not wanting to join the battles of cultural warfare must take note of this. It is not enough to say, "I don't care for gay marriage myself, but what is it to me if the state allows gay marriage. It won't affect me."

It will affect you, as the Brookstone case illustrates. Another place where this will have a huge secondary effect is in the public schools, where teachers in states with special homosexual rights laws will now be COMPELLED to teach and indoctrinate a pro-homosexual world view, and students will be COMPELLED to echo that view, and FORBIDDEN to voice contrary views.

Homosexual rights laws have sweeping effects.

41 posted on 11/02/2009 6:04:50 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: joe fonebone

You are very wrong. All he did was state his opinion! Nothing more! His termination isn’t justified by ANY facts available in the article.


42 posted on 11/02/2009 6:06:31 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: massmike

Next time I’m there I’ll be sure to stop by that store and let them no that I oppose this “same sex” mock of marriage as well, and that I object to this firing and will be not buying from any Brookstone outlet any more.


43 posted on 11/02/2009 6:07:52 AM PST by bvw
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To: joe fonebone
company policy was very specific here...

- Company policy does not equal law.

- Law does not equal right.

You've got to clear these two hurdles before you can convince us that we should just keep silent about right and wrong.
44 posted on 11/02/2009 6:08:01 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: massmike

Gotta love that tolerance!


45 posted on 11/02/2009 6:08:24 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin: pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

“The correct response should have been ‘good luck’.”

Wrong, no where under ANY law (or corporate policy) is it forbidden to respond, when pressed, with your opinion!


46 posted on 11/02/2009 6:10:40 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
"You are very wrong. All he did was state his opinion! Nothing more! His termination isn’t justified by ANY facts available in the article."
3 little words.........at will employee....i do not agree with his termination, but it is justified...i have walked this political minefield before, and although unfortunate, he did violate company policy....like i stated, he was set up. I can only hope he learns something about corporate politics from this...the lesson is, if someone wants to play games with you, just don't play
47 posted on 11/02/2009 6:23:08 AM PST by joe fonebone (I am racist, hear me roar....I don't give a crap anymore....)
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To: massmike

This is life in Amerika as the libs envision it. From sea to shining sea of people terrified to ever express their true thoughts.

Welcome home, Obambi and friends.


48 posted on 11/02/2009 6:24:29 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: joe fonebone
...“your personal business is your personal business, and i do not wish to hear about your personal life”

Would you answer that way if the woman instead was saying she was having an abortion that afternoon, killing her child not to mention wounding herself? I feel it's never good to cower from the devil, as long as you state things in a kind and Christian fashion, which the man in this article was doing. He took a "hit" for being Christian. While the Brookstone higher-ups gave it a full thumbs down, God, however (the Ultimate "higher-up"), loves that sort of thing.
49 posted on 11/02/2009 6:26:27 AM PST by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: stevio

READ THE LETTER. It has the Human Resources Managers Name, phone number(with direct extension.)


50 posted on 11/02/2009 6:27:32 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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