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How Chase Bank and other Corporations Coerce and Bully Christians
Crisis Magazine ^ | July 4, 2014 | AUSTIN RUSE

Posted on 07/04/2014 12:40:12 PM PDT by NYer

Chase Bank

How would you feel if your boss came into your office one day and asked if you are supportive of the “LGBT community”?

Maybe you are sympathetic to gays who face discrimination but you do not support the overall agenda. Maybe you are a faithful Catholic who accepts the teaching of the Church on homosexuality, that it is disordered and if acted upon, mortally sinful. Maybe you are simply bone weary of the LGBTs jamming their message into your face and the faces of your children all day long.

And there is the man who holds your job in his hands asking, just asking, if you support LGBTs. Do you feel threatened? Are you worried that if you say no, your name goes into a file and that some future decision will rest upon your answer? Are you worried that you may be compelled to take a new course in “diversity” education, otherwise known as re-education?

Word has just circulated that all the employees of JP Morgan Chase–more than likely where many of you bank–have been asked that very question by their bosses. JP Morgan Chase circulates a yearly survey of all employees and in years past it has been fairly anodyne: questions related to company performance, happiness of employees, that sort of thing.

This year, though, some employees were angry to see the following new question.

Are you:
1) A person with disabilities;
2) A person with children with disabilities;
3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities;
4) A member of the LGBT community;
5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.

Note the oddness of putting LGBT questions alongside questions about disabilities. Apart from that, note the oddness of actually asking employees about their sexual orientation. Chase Bank actually feels comfortable asking such a question. Talk about your boss occupying your bedroom. Any self-respecting LGBT ought to respond, “none of your goddamn business.”

And then the last question: Are you an ally of the LGBT community?

More than one Chase employee saw that and blanched. They were put into an immediate quandary. Everyone knows answering such a question incorrectly can place your job in jeopardy. Just ask Brendan Eich, short-time CEO of Mozilla, who was bounced because he, like President Obama several years ago, did not support gay marriage.

One of these employees reached out to Professor Robert George of Princeton University (and up to a few days ago Chairman of the International Commission on Religious Freedom). Professor George put this up on the legal blog Mirror of Justice. I wrote a few articles about it at Breitbart.com. Many other sites soon picked it up.

Many more employees then got in touch with Professor George, all saying the same thing. They did not check that box and they fear for their jobs because of it.

Let’s consider JP Morgan Chase. It is one of the largest companies in the world. In fact, according to Forbes Magazine, it is the largest company in the United States and the fourth largest in the world, coming in behind three Chinese banks.

JP Morgan Chase has sales of $105 billion, profits of $17 billion, assets of $2.4 trillion and a market value of $229 billion.

JP Morgan Chase is fully committed to the LGBT cause. Take a look at their corporate diversity page and arrayed across the top is a row of colored pencils making out the gay rainbow flag. Google “Chase and LGBT” and you find pictures of Chase floats in pride parades, gay-friendly signs at ATM machines, videos from the Chase in-house Pride group talking about coming out not just as gay but also transgendered. Chase is not kidding around on LGBT.

The question arises: isn’t this illegal? The answer is no, not at all. There are some queries that could land a company in trouble. There can be no job place discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Some states ban job place discrimination based on sexual orientation but there is no corresponding federal law, not yet anyway. Employers may still ask questions along these lines but doing so can become evidence of discrimination.

Can someone be fired for answering the JP Morgan Chase question incorrectly? Certainly, they can. There is very little protection for holding the wrong view on homosexuality unless, that is, your opposition is explicitly based on religious belief.

Kevin Theriot of Alliance Defending Freedom says, “If there is no room in the survey to talk about religious beliefs, they should not answer, or make room. It’s very important that their answer be crafted in religious terms. Otherwise the employer can claim ignorance of their religious beliefs.”

Theriot says one way to go is for “the employee to affirmatively ask for an accommodation of the religious convictions regarding sexuality if a work requirement conflicts with those convictions. The downside is that makes them a target, but it also triggers an affirmative duty on the part of the employer to accommodate them if at all possible and avoids the employer claiming they didn’t know about the religious beliefs of the employee.” Theriot does not necessarily recommend this course of action.

Have you figured out yet that the LGBTs are the most powerful aggrieved minority the world has ever known?

Black Americans really were aggrieved: enslaved, not allowed to vote, discriminated against in housing, banking, and much else, hunted down and lynched.

In contrast, the LGBTs have bent the largest company in the US to its will, to do their bidding, to force their ideology on an entire workforce. And not just JP Morgan Chase. The Human Rights Campaign publishes a list of gay-friendly corporations and it reads like the Fortune 500. And not just businesses either. Remember, they have bent the President, the armed services, the Supreme Court, even the Boy Scouts.

Christians and others who oppose the LGBT agenda are now in hostile territory at work. You cannot let your fellow employees know about your position on LGBT. I would guess that many are afraid to express their Christian beliefs at all because it might evoke a hostile reaction from the dominant sexually correct mafia.

My suggestion? If you are reading this at work, quick, get rid of it. Your boss may be watching. When JP Morgan Chase puts up diversity posters that say, “Just be you,” they don’t mean you. They mean them.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banking; chase; fagsbullychristians; homosexualagenda; jpmorgan; lbgt

1 posted on 07/04/2014 12:40:12 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Wonder if they pose this question to their muslim staff? Ping!


2 posted on 07/04/2014 12:40:53 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Sounds like HomoRacism and HomoFascism on steroids


3 posted on 07/04/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour gave me $15 to vote)
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To: NYer

And when the SuperBug HIV comes rolling into Chase’s employee community . . .


4 posted on 07/04/2014 1:05:39 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: NYer

Just P UUUUUUUUUU!

Stomp out stink

For an odorless society!

Bank remotely, Plz.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 1:08:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NYer

It’s getting to the point in America where people are going to have to make hard choices when it comes to their faith, and how important it is to them. We’ve been blessed until now, because in a lot of the world, people have had to make even harder choices when it came to standing on their faith in Jesus Christ. I hope real Christians in the US are up to the choice, considering the choice our Saviour made for us.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: NYer

The 3%ers sure raise a stink over almost everything, huh?


7 posted on 07/04/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NYer

I have a Chase credit card. I suppose I should get rid of it. What do I do? What I mean, is, what is my next step?


8 posted on 07/04/2014 1:12:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: NYer

Contact Chase Customer Service at 1-877-242-7372.

This is their phone contact number.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 1:14:32 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: NYer

I had a domestic partner for awhile and then my wife kicked her out and told her to go back to college.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: NYer

“bent the President”

Nope. The President was pre-bent...


11 posted on 07/04/2014 1:22:34 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: NYer
Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

I see no real difference here.

Already in the process of moving my retirement account from JPMorgan Chase.

12 posted on 07/04/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: NYer

Can I just be me if I’m a bank robber?


13 posted on 07/04/2014 1:33:07 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: NormsRevenge
The 3%ers sure raise a stink over almost everything, huh?

In case you missed it, I posted this article a few weeks ago.

He (Obama) directed all Federal agencies to “to expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, and intolerance on the basis of LGBT status or conduct.” Homophobia and intolerance are not defined but you can expect they will be defined broadly enough to get you and me.

The Obama Doctrine - same author.

14 posted on 07/04/2014 1:40:08 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

That has to have the 1%ers itching in their mink lined boots and undies.

STrange times ahead, you can bank on it!


15 posted on 07/04/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NYer

The Wall Street banks are still dependent on Washington for bailout money — and they also couldn’t function at their current high level of profitability if the President and Congress passed bills setting more stringent standards for trading and investment.

So what is a bank like J.P. Morgan to do in exchange for Obama’s and Harry Reid’s good favor — in addition to contributing millions to Democratic campaign coffers — but slavishly accept their decrees that they must threaten their employees to support the LGBT movement?

Certainly, the DNC’s operatives will mention this pro-LGBT presidential action to LGBT leaders to increase LGBT Democratic votes at election time.

The Obama/Harry Reid Nightmare will eventually be over — maybe this November. When the Republicans are inevitably voted into office to fix our broken economy, the number one concern of Wall Street banks like J.P. Morgan will be to please the Republicans in order to survive.

So, do employees really want to check the ‘’I support the LGBT box’’ today, so that future fiscally conservative bank presidents, charged with cleaning up today’s mess, will know how foolish and weak they were in 2014?


16 posted on 07/04/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: NYer

The eunuchs now have acquired legal status in Indian recently. And Chase is a multinational company. I have no objections to same sex domestics partners that are required to jump into flames and burn as a ritual. As long as I don’t have to call Zurich before turning off the sprinkler system and notifying the local fire department on company time, I’m happy. Burnt to a crisp—Julia Child burns the food.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT by Scram1
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“I have a Chase credit card. I suppose I should get rid of it. What do I do? What I mean, is, what is my next step?”

Simply cut up the card , throw the pieces away and stop making the payments on that card.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 3:15:18 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Amazon uses Chase bank. Anything you buy from Amazon is billed by Chase and that’s where you send your payment.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 3:38:05 PM PDT by Newfy
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To: NYer

Chase is creating a hostile work environment.

Class action lawsuit to follow.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 3:48:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"I have a Chase credit card. I suppose I should get rid of it. What do I do? What I mean, is, what is my next step?"

Lots of banks will over you a no interest/low interest credit card, so just transfer your balance and tell Chase to pound sand....don't close the account the usual way, instead return every single piece of mail you get to:

Jamie Dimon, CEO
270 Park Avenue
38th floor
New York New York 10017

Include a one-sentence message regarding the reason you no longer do business with them.

21 posted on 07/04/2014 4:08:52 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: mrsmel

The American people have turned a blind eye, deaf ear to the plight of the persecuted Christians. I went to a Voice of the Martyrs conference in Indiana. National speakers with such testimonies. Click on the link if you want to see real persecution . . it has only just begun in America. http://www.persecution.com/

Look up Jesus is coming soon. . be prepared.

http://www.patburt.com/


22 posted on 07/04/2014 4:10:30 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Maudeen

Thanks, I will look at those.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

What about a Discover Card?


24 posted on 07/04/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: cookcounty
Thank you. That's just what I needed to know. What possessed Chase to do this absurd and offensive thing??

Hmm. What possessed...

25 posted on 07/04/2014 4:22:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I can’t answer whether you should close it or not - several variables are involved, including whether or not it is the oldest credit account you have. Closing old accounts can affect your credit score.

If you don’t want to close it, just tear up the card, pay it off, and don’t use it. If you do want to close it, call them and follow up with a letter.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 2:30:10 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I don’t know you personally, but I think I know a few things about you from reading your posts over the years. I don’t think you care much what the repercussions may be to you. It’s the principle of the thing. So let’s skip right past what effect it may have on your credit rating.

When you cancel your account, write them a letter of explanation. Don’t frame it around their support for people you disagree with. You are not a hater. They are. Frame your letter around their war on Christian values, family values, American values. Their promotion of sexual perversion is a weapon they use to carry out their hatred against us.

I don’t believe you hate anyone, regardless of their sins. What you hate are those things which hurt people. Chase is engaging in hurtful behavior. Their intent is to hurt Christian American families, and they’re using psychologically damaged people to attain that goal, thereby damaging the very people they’re using.

I think your letter should be carefully worded to highlight your thoughtful caring concern for all God’s children, and Chase’s hatred for all that is good. I know you could do that much better than I.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Hmm. What possessed...

Could it be…?

28 posted on 07/06/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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