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The Unholy Sacrament of Diversity Training
The Remnant ^ | 10/05 | William Price

Posted on 10/12/2005 8:41:18 PM PDT by murphE

I work for a major auto company as an electrician. A year and a half ago my employer announced that a one-day mandatory “diversity” class would be scheduled for all employees – no exceptions. Any refusal would result in disciplinary action or possible termination. The facility I worked at had approximately five hundred employees. Many of my coworkers were outraged at what they considered an invasion of their privacy. Most had convictions that were biblically based; others just wanted to be left alone to think and believe as they pleased. The “training,” we were told, was company wide.

Our supervisors would notify us a week in advance as to the day we were scheduled to show up. It would take a period of approximately one month before all nearly five hundred employees completed their full day of “diversity” training. Many in the first wave of employees were angry after receiving the sacrament of “diversity”. Some ridiculed the training as perverted and weird. The most passionate objections came from those who took exception to that portion of the “training” that taught acceptance for what they considered an immoral lifestyle, a homosexual lifestyle.

I knew this was a violation of our rights as a free people and so decided that I would not attend. As luck would have it, I was not scheduled to go until the third week. I immediately notified my supervisor that I was not going to attend. My supervisor gave me a warning telling me to go on my scheduled date. I responded by repeating my decision and told him I would be presenting him and our Human Resources Department with a letter stating my position for refusing to attend. What follows is the letter I presented:

Dear Tina,

I must inform you that I will not be able to attend the Ford Motor Co. diversity training program. Since the sexual orientation material contained in the program condones behavior in an active homosexual lifestyle, it will not be possible for me to attend.

My objection to the indoctrination that the material presents is based on the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic Catechism, sec. 2 chapter. 2 Art. 6 No. 2357 (140) on page 566 states, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”(141) “They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.” (Emphasis mine)

Ford’s diversity training, in its current form, would be for me an indoctrination to a view that neither I nor the teaching authority of the Catholic Church agrees with. In addition, to force me to attend would be a violation of my free exercise of the rights in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. One cannot be forced to participate in training programs which assault his protected religious beliefs. I’m sure your experience in this field enables you to understand the diverse moral perspectives in today’s world.

I respect all people but I do not agree with or approve of all behavior. You have my permission to show this letter to your superiors in order to justify the attendance records you are responsible for. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

William Price

Soon thereafter my personnel department notified me of a hearing they had scheduled for my refusal to attend their mandatory training. Many in my facility were waiting to see what my punishment would be for non-compliance. But when I appeared for the hearing I was told that no disciplinary action would be given, but the personnel manager stated that he intended to write me up for refusing a job assignment.

I replied that I never have turned down a job assignment and if any penalty was imputed for such an erroneous offense I would make a claim for damages in a civil complaint against the company. I was then told not to discuss this with anyone else. My answer was, I have a guaranteed first amendment right to free speech and will discuss it with anyone I choose.

The personnel manager then asked me to leave, but, before I made it to the door, he announced, “Your union bargained for that “diversity” program”. I told him it didn’t change anything for me and I was not surprised to hear that about “my union”. I also told him that the company hierarchy must have liked the idea, since they were being scheduled for “diversity” training, too.

I wanted to share this with my fellow Catholics. We do not have to tolerate the unholy sacrament of diversity. As far as I know, I am the only employee in my facility or any other that confronted Ford Motor Company’s Diversity Program on the authority of the Catholic Church. Interestingly enough Ford, even after my letter had been sent to their world headquarters, decided not to even attempt to challenge the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. I was not harassed any further.


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: aidsposse; antitolerence; catholic; catholiclist; companysodomites; culturewar; diversity; diversityeducation; diversitytraining; dontbendover; ford; gaystoppo; homosexualagenda; reeducationcamps; sodomiteunion; workplace

1 posted on 10/12/2005 8:41:21 PM PDT by murphE
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To: murphE
Interestingly enough Ford, even after my letter had been sent to their world headquarters, decided not to even attempt to challenge the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. I was not harassed any further.
2 posted on 10/12/2005 8:45:44 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE

I have SUCH RESPECT for this man I don't have words. When someone puts the possibility of losing one's job on the line to defend his or her right to refuse homosexual 'conditioning' I just want to jump of this chair and shout 'WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!'


3 posted on 10/12/2005 8:46:33 PM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo LIED about having a college degree on his guardianship application,)
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To: Republic
I have SUCH RESPECT for this man I don't have words.

Me too.

4 posted on 10/12/2005 8:48:26 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! You are the AUTHOR! Many congratulations. I am in awe of your defense of your beliefs! Especially when you separated out the behavior of homosexuals from the person....saying you have respect for all individuals but NOT behaviors that are abhorrent to your faith, so to speak.

Many, many kudos to you for your grace and courage. (And I LOVE that you refused your right to discuss your decision with others..you are terrific!)

5 posted on 10/12/2005 8:50:46 PM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo LIED about having a college degree on his guardianship application,)
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To: Republic

No I'm not! Where'd did you get that crazy idea?


6 posted on 10/12/2005 8:51:48 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE
ooops-sorry, I thought you had written what you were actually quoting...the last line of his note.

Still......it is an AWESOME piece!

7 posted on 10/12/2005 8:52:53 PM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo LIED about having a college degree on his guardianship application,)
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To: murphE

Kudos, Mr. Price, ws should all follow your example and flush these diversity pimps down the drain; this is just another way that leftist brainwashing tries to intrude on our private lives.


8 posted on 10/12/2005 8:53:15 PM PDT by giobruno
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To: murphE
Good news bump!

(Of course as a red neck Protestestan, I'd have to attend with Mr. Wiggles, muh waving snake :^)>>>>>)
9 posted on 10/12/2005 8:55:13 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: murphE
William Price.

A man with a spine, who is willing to stand up to the unholy "sacrament" of diversity. A real defender of the faith.

God bless him.

As the very wise priest at my parish says, "Tolerance is what happens to one when they lose their principles."

10 posted on 10/12/2005 8:56:28 PM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: murphE
William Price.

A man with a spine, who is willing to stand up to the unholy "sacrament" of diversity. A real defender of the faith.

God bless him.

As the very wise priest at my parish says, "Tolerance is what happens to one when they lose their principles."

11 posted on 10/12/2005 8:56:31 PM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: kstewskis

(hiccup!)


12 posted on 10/12/2005 9:00:51 PM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Pukin Dog; doug from upland; Doctor Raoul
Just think the article at the top is terrific. This is a protester of a putrid arm of the ''enemy within' who stood his ground and WON, putting, possibly, his job on the line.

What a good man!

13 posted on 10/12/2005 9:11:08 PM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo LIED about having a college degree on his guardianship application,)
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To: kstewskis
As the very wise priest at my parish says, "Tolerance is what happens to one when they lose their principles."

That sounds like Chesterton...

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions. G.K. Chesterton

14 posted on 10/12/2005 9:30:34 PM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: murphE

Good job, Mr. Price. I'd have stood right up there with you.

I was lucky, and left the jobforce a few years before this diversity nonsense really took hold. There is NO WAY I would have attended one, except perhaps to disrupt it.

Regards,


15 posted on 10/12/2005 9:31:06 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: murphE

I would not be worried about Ford, the real danger lies with the union.

Back in the 60's I had the terminity to oppose another most powerful union on the use of dues to back pols I did not support. (nothing is new under the sun, even if Arnold is fighting it anew)

This was followed by threats, as it was a right to work state, I dropped out of the union. To say things intensified from that point would be a gross understatement.


16 posted on 10/12/2005 11:35:01 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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17 posted on 10/13/2005 4:15:53 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: murphE

BRAVO!!!!!!!


18 posted on 10/13/2005 4:46:46 AM PDT by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: murphE

Heaven help the propagandists of HR departments everywhere. This isn't "diversity". This is shoving ideas down people's throats. Diversity happens on it's own. There's no training needed. It's when people insist on being different - and usually immoral or leftist - that there are any problems with "diversity".


19 posted on 10/13/2005 5:31:19 AM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: murphE

Excellent post!


21 posted on 10/13/2005 6:19:03 AM PDT by TradicalRC (Benedicamus Domino.)
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To: murphE

Diversity training is fun! If it's on video you can make all the comments you want to while watching it. If it's live you can vocally object to any wrong information that is presented. I had my diversity instructor almost in tears when she brought up the false charges against Justice Thomas. I was the proverbial thorn in her side for the entire day. She hated me. I loved it. I figured if I had to waste a day listening to liberal crud the least I could do is educate my fellow prisoners


22 posted on 10/13/2005 6:35:44 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: murphE
What a great article!! Diversity kills! And it only happens when people let it happen.

True diversity, which involves different ethnic groups, and their customs can be very good, but diversity to accept behaviors is wrong, and it conveniently leaves out all health dangers of said behaviors! Kudos to this man, God Bless him!!
23 posted on 10/13/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: murphE

We need more men and women of this caliber. Excellent good news. If more people were willing to take the stand he did, we wouldn't be in the fix we're in now.


24 posted on 10/13/2005 9:03:21 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: murphE

I admire this man greatly. Actually any person, no matter what their religious beliefs, sexual orientation or political affiliation should protest the whole idea of Diversity Training. This DT is nothing more than a blatent attempt at thought control. Free people who live in a society where different ideas may be discussed openly with or without rancor should abhor the idea that some thought is deemed so incorrect it must be stamped out.
Radicalists may think it a great idea as long as they are the ones running the programs. But what happens if that ever changes? How loudly would they howl if they were told they had to be aware of the dangers of the Homosexual lifestyle?
You would think US corporations have enough to worry about without having to make sure their employees have the correct GROUPTHINK.


25 posted on 10/13/2005 11:46:48 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance
This DT is nothing more than a blatent attempt at thought control.

You got it.

26 posted on 10/13/2005 11:48:53 AM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Shoot....my first honest-to-goodness, so bad the account got banned insult and I MISSED it!

Drat!

Regards,


27 posted on 10/13/2005 12:23:10 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: murphE
WAY TO GO!!!!
28 posted on 10/13/2005 8:54:38 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Liberalism: How can we stick our feet in our mouth today??)
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