Skip to comments.Bank of America, Cisco back down after firing traditional marriage supporter
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 Marriages (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 Tureks 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 NOMs 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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Let the pushback begin.
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.
Smile/smirk and take it. Be glad you have a job.
Interesting that Cisco, a rabidly pro-homo firm, would back down. Something must have hit them where they live - in the sales.
Yes lick the boots of your master
Cisco is floundering, badly.
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.
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.
Cisco is doing quite well in Asia and India.
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.
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.
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
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.
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.
I disagree. That game plan is what has allowed evil to overtake this country.
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.
Amen to that.... I'm sick of listening to all the whines. Just shut up and do the work.
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.
Most want to keep their jobs. Please correct me
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“beer and brandy were issued daily to all troops. Now, daily use is known as an illness”
Utter, commplete, unimaginable nonsense.
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.
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.
Not in the least.