Skip to comments.Sex at Work?
Posted on 06/28/2011 9:03:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
Are you supposed to have sex at work? I guess it depends on your profession, but for most of us the answer is “no.” Why then is corporate America obsessed with training about sex?
As described in several recent columns by Mike Adams, I was fired as a vendor by Cisco for my conservative beliefs about sex and marriage even though my beliefs were never expressed on the job. When a homosexual manager found out on the Internet that I had authored a book giving evidence that maintaining our current marriage laws would be best for society, he couldn’t tolerate me and requested I be fired. An HR executive canned me within hours without ever speaking to me. This happened despite the fact that the leadership and teambuilding programs I led always received high marks (even from the homosexual manager!).
How could an experienced HR professional commit such a blatant act of discrimination unless the Cisco culture was decidedly tilted left? Why didn’t Cisco’s relentless emphasis and training on “inclusion and diversity” serve to prevent this? Maybe it’s because “inclusion and diversity” means something different to corporate elites than to normal Americans. That’s why their training didn’t prevent the problem but actually created an environment of intolerance that led to the problem.
Cisco’s chief “Inclusion and Diversity” officer, Ms. Marilyn Nagel, had trouble on the phone defining what “inclusion and diversity” actually means at Cisco, so she sent me several links from the Cisco website. As in our conversation, I found no specific definition on the website but plenty of platitudes, such as Cisco is committed to “valuing and encouraging different perspectives, styles, thoughts, and ideas.”
If that’s the case, then why not value my “perspectives, styles, thoughts and ideas?”
Because only certain perspectives, styles, thoughts and ideas are approved, you see. “Inclusion and diversity” to corporate elites actually means exclusion for those that don’t agree with the approved views. Whoops, there goes “diversity.”
Shouldn’t the real intent of Cisco’s value of “inclusion and diversity” be to ensure that people in that diverse workforce work together cordially and professionally even when they inevitably disagree on certain political, moral or religious questions? It would seem so. In a large multicultural workforce, people need to work together despite political or religious differences. That’s a noble and necessary goal. It’s totalitarian, however, to subject people to “diversity” training and corporate sponsorships that go beyond teaching respect for people to advocacy of what they do in bed.
All employees should treat one another with kindness and respect because they are fellow human beings, not because of their sexual behavior. If people are to be respected simply on the basis of their behavior, then none of us qualify for respect because we have all behaved badly on occasion.
So instead of trying to force all employees to accept any sexual behavior—especially something as controversial as homosexuality—the inclusion and diversity police should be urging us to treat all people with respect simply because we are human beings. That’s all you need to be productive at work anyway.
But as soon as you start telling people from different religious and cultural backgrounds what they must think about homosexuality, you will offend and create conflict andr resentment. As a Christian, I am commanded to respect all people. That’s what I was doing at Cisco. But don’t tell me that I have to respect and celebrate what people do in bed. Don’t tell me that I must violate my conscience or my God in order to make widgets. That’s not only immoral and un-American; it’s manipulative and stupid. How does accepting homosexual behavior have anything to do with job productivity? Are we supposed to have sex at work?
There simply is no business reason to judge my beliefs about sexual behavior or anyone else’s. And even if some corporate nanny could dream up a reason, it would not justify the assault on an employee’s conscience or religion.
Notice that Cisco did not have a problem with my behavior. My job performance was deemed excellent, and I was “inclusive and diverse” by working in a respectful manner with people of all moral, religious and political views.
Cisco had a problem with my thoughts. Although I certainly accepted homosexuals, I committed the thought crime of disagreeing with homosexual behavior and homosexual political goals. So despite all their talk about “inclusion and diversity,” Cisco deemed my thoughts about something irrelevant to the workplace as grounds for immediate exclusion. Do you think they would have excluded me if I had pro-same-sex marriage thoughts? Of course not—that’s an approved view that Cisco actually sponsors (even though they deny it).
But people who don’t accept homosexual behavior don’t have to work at Cisco then!
True, they don’t. But if Cisco or any other company wants to make it a requirement that every employee and vendor personally accept the behavior of homosexuality or homosexual political goals such as same-sex marriage, then tell us directly. Broadcast it to the world. Cisco can’t and won’t because such a requirement would be a clear violation of the religious protections codified in the Civil Rights Act, and it would result in a mass exodus of employees and customers.
Instead, they create an oppressive culture of political correctness under the false banner of “inclusion and diversity” to achieve the same ends. They tell the world that they value and encourage “different perspectives, styles, thoughts, and ideas” while they punish or intimidate into silence people who have “different perspectives, styles, thoughts, and ideas.” While Cisco executives would never admit this, their actions reveal this twisted truth: Cisco values homosexual behavior more than honesty, freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.
Is it the same at your workplace? Are you tired of having to hide your conservative or religious beliefs as if you live in a totalitarian state rather than America? If you continue to cower in silence before an intolerant militant minority, it will only get worse. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.” It’s time to do something—speak up.
I don’t suppose they’re talking about the occasional involuntary screwing that just about every employee endures as “part of the job”. :-)
If your views were being expressed outside the workplace and you weren’t disruptive, it sounds like you have a good case for religious discrimination. Good luck.
The more I see about the government, businesses, everything going so far out, the more I begin to welcome the collapse of it all.
Not you, but the writer.
This poor fellow puts his finger right on the raging hypocrisy of The Left.
The Left encourages freedom of speech and diversity of opinion as long as that speech and opinion is not at odds with what they view as valid.
In other word, they cannot be disagreed with.
Sue them to smithereens.
George Costanza: [pause] Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorence on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.
Tolerance reaches out to silence another person! Tolerance, diversity, inclusion, how nice. All euphemism for stiff supression of expression and thought.
The homofascists aagenda is to destroy normal society and our Government is currently in league with them.........
Time to replace a whole shitload of ignorant non American politicians.............
He shouldn’t have been let go or punished at all.
Should he sue if desires to? In a better world, no. In this world, yes.
Since the start of June a large poster of a smiling “man” appeared at the entrance to my workplace with the title “Pride” from the company’s GLBT alliance. In over 25 years working for this company I have never seen such a blatantly political message. Not sure what to do without getting targeted for termination by the pervert police.
I know you didn’t mean me
Went thru this at my workplace... This month is LGBT month what ever the heck that means.
I asked the corp info group to “Please quit sending me these offensive emails telling me how great this group of people are and also asked why don’t we celebrate Czech month or German heritage month?”
I was told I was “being intollerant, and my behavior would be let known to HR and my supervisor”.
and sure enough they did.
HR told me to get with my “Government Representative” to get those months added to the federal list of recognized months.
But they never told me how I was being intollerant.
Liberal intolerance against white heterosexual males is rampant.
A high school bud of mine worked for a seed company owned by the Sexauer group. The running joke was that they were so busy thet when people called asking about Sexauer products, they would reply “Sex hour? Hell, we don’t even get a 10 minute coffee break.”
We need to totally boycott all companies, institutions and individuals, that use Cisco equipment.
That will be your last post on the internet then.
HR the haven of cowards. I have never dealt with someone from that department, 21 years of experience with 6 companies, that had any courage. Wait there was one but the rest sucked in general.
You would go hungry and cold since most every company uses a cisco device. I'm a IT consultant and 99.99% of my clients use cisco.
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