Skip to comments.Christian Consultant, Dr. Frank Turek Fired by Bank of America Over Gay Marriage Book
Posted on 09/04/2011 4:17:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Just months after being fired from Cisco Systems in California over an anti-gay marriage book, Christian consultant Dr. Frank Turek was also given the boot from Bank of America.
"I get a lot of flak for just actually agreeing with what a majority of Americans agree on and that is that marriage is between one man and one woman," Turek said this past week on American Family Radio.
Turek was doing work on and off for Bank of America for about 15 years, mainly conducting leadership and team building programs, he said. Other clients have included Coca Cola, Home Depot and CIGNA, among others.
The U.S. Navy veteran was hired in May to present at a meeting of Bank of America's Global Business Management & Analysis Team within Global Wealth and Investment Management.
He was scheduled to give a presentation called "Why Can't You Be Normal Just Like Me?" on how to adapt to diverse personalities to improve productivity and relationships.
Three days before his June presentation, however, Turek was told by an HR manager that he was essentially fired.
"I got a phone call from one of the HR managers there who said we've just learned someone googled you and found out you wrote a book called Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone and so we can't have you teach here anymore," Turek recounted on American Family Radio.
In a letter he sent to CEO Brian Moynihan, Turek argued that marriage was not the topic of his presentation, nor has it ever been in all his years of working with the bank.
"What does sexual activity, a person's sexual preference have to do with work productivity anyway?" he contended on the radio show, pondering why the HR department even brought it up.
His book, notably, also got him fired as a consultant with Cisco earlier this year.
A manager at that company had taken offense at the book after googling Turek's name and complained to the director of inclusion and diversity for Cisco.
While Bank of America also promotes "inclusion" and "diversity," Turek complained to the CEO that he was being excluded for his political and religious viewpoint.
He asked Moynihan to consider what would've happened if he had written a book in favor of gay marriage and a conservative employee complained.
"They probably wouldve fired the conservative employee," Turek conjectured.
He also made clear in his letter that he respects all people with respect and agrees with the bank's "inclusion" value to ensure that people work together cordially and professionally despite diverse political, moral or religious views.
The consultant noted on AFR that he holds to a traditional marriage view "not because of hate or bigotry but because of the biological facts of nature that the only relationship that can procreate and bring forth the next generation and best nurture the next generation is when a man and a woman get together."
Turek will be meeting with Bank of America's head of inclusion and diversity in the coming week, he said.
"To their credit, they called me back and said 'I think we made a mistake here,'" he said on the radio show.
"At least some people there are, obstensibly anyway, telling me that they realize the hypocrisy but we'll see where this goes."
Ultimately, Turek said he wants all corporations to "stop trying to indoctrinate employees into accepting certain sexual behaviors, particularly homosexuality."
"I think they ought to teach people that they ought to respect other people because they are human beings, not because they sleep with a certain person," he added.
More likely over something about Jesus or the Ten Commandments.
Homosexuals are very thin skinned sissies. You should never say anything bad about them unless you want bad things to start happening to you.
BOA has an officially recognized gay/lesbo affinity group in its corporate culture.
JMorgan has a gay pride month where they have required lunches and recruiting events.
Bank of America is certainly out of touch with America.
Well, I don’t know, you can never overestimate the American people.
Is this the same Frank Turek who wrote, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist”, with Normal Geisler? If so, he is a great guy.
Yes, that’s him.
See his bio here:
Frank Turek is an American businessman and author. He is a Senior Partner of The Austin Group, authors and conducts dynamic training and development programs in Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Team Building and other people-skill topics essential for business success. Since 1993, Frank has grown his nationwide list of clients to include Aetna, Bank of America, Coca Cola, CIGNA, Cisco, CNA Insurance, Home Depot, The Hartford, and many others.
In addition to his work with businesses, Frank speaks at universities, conferences, and churches across the nation on religious and moral issues. He is an award-winning author of two books: I Dont Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Legislating Morality: Is it Wise? Is it Legal? Is it Possible?
Frank hosts his own TV show on DirecTV Channel 378 every Sunday night and has been a guest on numerous radio and TV programs including The OReilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Politically Incorrect, CBS News, Fox News, and PBS. In 2006, Frank participated in an expedition to the mountains of Iran to investigate what could be remnants of Noah’s Ark. The expeditions findings were reported by AOL, ABC News, and National Geographic (see more at ImpactApologetics.com).
An eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, Frank served as a Naval Aviator in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf. He has a Doctorate in Apologetics, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and has taught courses in Leadership and Management at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. Frank and his wife Stephanie reside near Charlotte, North Carolina and have three sons. 
Turek has given lectures on religious and moral issues at universities, conferences, and churches throughout the country. He debated Christopher Hitchens at Virginia Commonwealth University on September 10, 2008 and The College of New Jersey on March 31, 2009. 
A.P. Giannini may be turning over in his grave. He was extremely patriotic and a devout Catholic.
Anyone remember the old days when every Bank of America closed their doors from noon to 3:00 on Good Friday (Christ’s passion), then re-opened for the late afternoon? I worked there, and it was a heck of alot of work to pull that off.
Sinclusion and perversity.
This is really becoming a chief area of persecution for modern day christians. The Gay Gestapo has declared war on Bible believing people and sadly they have much of corporate america on their side.
I’m surprised the atheist employees didn’t whine about that. Or did they?