Skip to comments.Pasadena Health Director Put on Leave Over Controversial Comments
Posted on 05/03/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave Thursday after they learned of controversial statements he had made about homosexuality and evolution in online videos and audio clips.
In sermons uploaded to various websites, Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, calls evolution "a religion created by Satan," compares Disney to a "dark empire" of superstition and witchcraft, and criticizes homosexuality.
Walsh's comments came to the city's attention after he replaced Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black as Pasadena City College's commencement speaker, said city spokesman William Boyer.
College officials said they replaced Black because they found stolen photographs of him and an ex-boyfriend engaged in sexual acts on Internet gossip sites, according to the school newspaper, the PCC Courier.
"With the porno professor and the sex scandals we've had on campus this last year, it just didn't seem like the right time for Mr. Black to be the speaker," PCC Board of Trustees President Anthony Fellow told the Courier.
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$250,000 a year for a city health director? Really?
WTF with all the First Amendment violations.
So he’s held that position since 2010, but suddenly he’s not suitable for the job...
This is a cut and dry 1st amendment violation.
Why is a government employee being questioned, let alone suspended, over his religious opinions and statements? How is this even legal?
Obama’s Red Guard strikes again!
“Controversial comments”: he agrees with the Bible!
A book that the U.S. military considers illegal.