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Bank of America, Cisco back down after firing traditional marriage supporter
LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-22-11 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:27 PM PST by ReformationFan

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a rare successful pushback against the pro-gay rights corporate culture, customers of Bank of America and the Cisco Corporation have won a promise from the two companies not to discriminate against employees or vendors who publicly oppose same-sex “marriage.”

The National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Corporate Fairness Project announced Nov. 7 that both companies, which the leading gay rights group Human Rights Campaign had rated favorably, backtracked on a decision to cancel seminars by Frank Turek, who is a traditional marriage advocate. Frank Turek was 'fired' by both Cisco and Bank of America because of his pro-family views.

Earlier this year, Cisco had cancelled its contract with Dr. Frank Turek, its leadership and teambuilding program co-ordinator, after receiving complaints from a homosexual manager with the company regarding Turek’s authorship of a book on homosexuality and marriage, entitled “Correct, not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone.”

Months later, a seminar Turek was scheduled to give for Bank of America employees was also cancelled because of his pro-marriage views.

Cisco has now admitted it was “incorrect” to “discriminate against vendors such as Frank Turek,” while Bank of America announced that “Dr. Turek remains a vendor in good standing with us.”

Jonathan Baker, Director of NOM’s Corporate Fairness Project, said that his organization had written the boards of both companies “raising our concern and asking if company policy really permits otherwise qualified employees and vendors to be punished for speaking out on a public issue like same-sex marriage.”

Baker said that his group also encouraged Bank of America customers to urge the company not to discriminate against same-sex “marriage” supporters, resulting in 1,400 calls to the corporate complaint line.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankofamerica; biblicalmarriage; boa; cisco; corporateamerica; corporatefairness; frankturek; gilbert; homosexualagenda; kathleengilbert; marriage; nom; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; traditionalmarriage; turek
“It is not bigotry to say that marriage is the union of a husband and wife, it’s common sense; corporations need to respect the diverse views of their employees and customers,” said Brown.

Agreed.

1 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:29 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
BOA is toast. Cisco is too big to fail.
2 posted on 11/22/2011 11:03:31 PM PST by allmost
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To: ReformationFan

Let the pushback begin.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 11:32:55 PM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Albion Wilde

Businesses need to mind their own business. It’s a job not a lifestyle. My company has banned smoking and hires and promotes based on race, GEnder, and sexual preference. My company interrupts work for ‘diversity’ fairs and events and promotes nonprofessional organizations like the African-American forum, the Asian-Pacific forum, the Diversity Council, the Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-TransGEnder-and-Ally-Alliance, and the Womens Network. Worse, top managers are pressured to champion these groups.

All of this is intimidating and creates a hostile work environment for the rest of us.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 11:49:00 PM PST by wizwor
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To: wizwor

Smile/smirk and take it. Be glad you have a job.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 12:18:43 AM PST by allmost
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To: ReformationFan

Interesting that Cisco, a rabidly pro-homo firm, would back down. Something must have hit them where they live - in the sales.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 3:27:30 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: allmost

Yes lick the boots of your master


7 posted on 11/23/2011 3:29:37 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tax-chick

Cisco is floundering, badly.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 3:33:20 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wizwor

If your company didn’t do all that shit they would have every deviancy lawyer on them so fast it would make their heads swim.

It’s cheaper to just annoy the employees.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 3:37:54 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: driftdiver

It seems they forgot that their mission was to produce and sell network widgets at a better value than competitors’, rather than to promote sodomy world-wide. Too bad, so sad.


10 posted on 11/23/2011 4:26:10 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: driftdiver

Cisco is doing quite well in Asia and India.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 5:10:05 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: hattend

This is very similar to the way the Muslims operate.

They say they want acceptance, tolerance, and equality,
when in fact what they are after is SUPREMACY.

Every time you see someone bow down to some Muslim or Gay grievance or demand, what you’re seeing is a tacit recognition of the supremacy of the Muslim/Gay orthodoxy over the traditional orthodoxy.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 5:16:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Albion Wilde
Let the pushback begin.

It won't begin until we again repudiate homosexuality, and all sexual perversion (co-habitation, willful single parenthood, birth "control"), as the perversion that it is; not just settle for defending marriage.

We lost the battle when we retreated to this fall-back position.

13 posted on 11/23/2011 5:54:03 AM PST by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: ReformationFan
 
"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

14 posted on 11/23/2011 6:39:03 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: wizwor

Indeed. I had a job once where a lesbian manager(who looked, dressed and sounded like a middle school boy) and her “girlfriend” were having a turkey baster child. The workplace threw a baby shower for the “two mothers” and put all kinds of pressure on us to “celebrate” it. I was greatly offended by this and did not like the pressure to be happy about a baby who was created with the intent of depriving him of his natural father. It was not in the job description that I would be required to endorse the off-hours personal lives of the managers and I deeply resented it.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 7:27:19 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: wizwor

Why don’t you sue if this is true. If that is really going on at your job can’t a case be made that this is a hostile and intimidating work environment? Just think if one case was able to win. Or even go to the Supreme court. The push back would really start.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 9:10:58 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: allmost
Smile/smirk and take it. Be glad you have a job.

I disagree. That game plan is what has allowed evil to overtake this country.

17 posted on 11/23/2011 9:12:25 AM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: allmost

Pretty much. I do like the work and the paycheck. The rank and file are not involved in this bad behavior. You just have to grin and bear it. Or look for another job. As you said, that is not so easy these days.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 5:26:01 PM PST by wizwor
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To: wizwor
...All of this is intimidating and creates a hostile work environment for the rest of us.

Amen to that.... I'm sick of listening to all the whines. Just shut up and do the work.

19 posted on 11/28/2011 7:12:58 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: fwdude
[The pushback] won't begin until we again repudiate homosexuality, and all sexual perversion (co-habitation, willful single parenthood, birth "control"), as the perversion that it is; not just settle for defending marriage.

You are so correct. It's going to take multiple-generation comparative studies of the children of these animalistic morons to get a consensus that a sexual free-for-all is not a beneficial way to live.

Take hope: at one time in this country, beer and brandy were issued daily to all troops. Now, daily use is known as an illness; and there are lots of addiction therapies. And tobacco was one of our main crops and exports. Now, it has also been clinically established as toxic to most users, with many medical and social interventions.

Eventually, there will be support groups all over the place for recovery from the excesses of the so-called Sexual Revolution. There already are a few. But it will all be shown irrefutably to be harmful to most "users" in most situations, and definitely not a beneficial environment for raising children.

20 posted on 11/28/2011 7:24:20 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: GOP Poet

Most want to keep their jobs. Please correct me


21 posted on 12/02/2011 6:59:18 PM PST by allmost
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To: ReformationFan; lilyramone; crusadersoldier; Ellzeena; Anvilhead; stonehouse01; ...
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 7:04:11 PM PST by narses (what you bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and what you loose upon earth, shall be ..)
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To: Albion Wilde

“beer and brandy were issued daily to all troops. Now, daily use is known as an illness”

Utter, commplete, unimaginable nonsense.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:18 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: MrB

You are still worrying about Muslims, when they aren’t even the threat? I suppose you’d be okay with Christianity being wiped off the face of the earth, as long as it wasn’t Muslims doing it? The left has done a tremendous job of using Muslims to distract conservatives of what’s important.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 11:27:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: driftdiver
I didn't say anything about ‘licking boots’. I personally have walked off of more jobs than the average person has ever had statistically. I can and do respect other people's ‘comfort zones’ however. I've worked with enough people who have not shared my beliefs concerning at will employment. There are way too many people looking for work right now to critique the bs that someone needs to deal with to keep their job right now IMO. Hard moral situations excluded of course.
25 posted on 12/03/2011 1:55:23 AM PST by allmost
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To: nickcarraway

The Muslims, the atheists, the communists, the Left,

all are working for the same entity.

There are only two sides, and I know who eventually wins.
My point was that Muslims AREN’T “sensitive” when they claim these offenses. They are imposing supremacy.


26 posted on 12/03/2011 5:57:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dsc

Not in the least.


27 posted on 12/05/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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