Fox is not conservative

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“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#1 Sep 24, 2013
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/201...

Worth reminding everyone, that Karl hates the whole mainstream media.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Sep 24, 2013
That letter in the link you provided is worth the read. It is very well crafted and at the end of the day, I think he wins this and he wins big.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Sep 24, 2013
Subject in the second email I sent to to the Fox suits (emails contained in the letter in case the last post didn't get through):

"Anastassiou: Does the Greek Church Allow Queers to Marry?"

(Anastassiou is a Greek name, so I am presuming he is Greek Orthodox)
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Sep 24, 2013
Lets try this one last time:

Post didn't make it through ... posting again because worth a quick email to the Fox Suits asking why Fox discriminates against Christians.

Jon.Heidke at foxsports.net ,
Mike.Anastassiou at foxsports.net ,
eshanks at foxsports.net ,
Randy.Freer at foxsports.net

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#7 Sep 24, 2013
The liberal commentariat: He has no rights

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Ignore the article, read the comments.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Sep 24, 2013
For those too lazy to click on the link, the story is about a Fox Sports sportscaster who was fired because of his views on gay marriage.

His lawyers from the Liberty Foundation are pushing the religious discrimination angle and rightfully so.

Read the letter and help flame the executives. Stand up for normal morality like Vladimir Putin only has the guts to do.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Sep 24, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Stand up for normal morality like Vladimir Putin only has the guts to do.
There is something messed up about the world when the above is true.

We fought the Communists for decades, but now we have peacefully adopted their ideas...

And they adopted ours...
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#10 Sep 24, 2013
The issue is whether or not Fox is applying a legitimate BFOQ in reversing its hiring decision.

My guess is that it is.

woof
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Sep 24, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
The issue is whether or not Fox is applying a legitimate BFOQ in reversing its hiring decision.
My guess is that it is.
woof
Cop out from the Christian hating "recovering Catholic".

Did you read the letter? He has 30 years in broadcasting and expressed his position regarding gay marriage when he was running for office. Fox Sports recruited HIM to work for them.

ESPN and Sports Illustrated trump up the story and they can him. Since his views are religiously based, that sure sounds like he was being fired because of his religion to me.

Or are you so full of hatred for anything religious that you'll twist any law to serve your ends? Just like your master, Princess Barry.

Civil rights ... race, color, religion, sex and national origin are all protected. Or is the Civil Rights Act only something lefties get to use?
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#12 Sep 24, 2013
And PS, Dukie, it seems to me that if A&F, a fashion store, has to let muzzies wear hijabs, then Fox can't fire broadcasters because they don't think queers should marry. And remember, the A&F case was in the 9th circuit, where the Fox case is most likely to be venued!

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/...

Abercrombie & Fitch pays out $71,000 to settle lawsuits over hijabs

Clothing retailer will now make religious accommodations and allow staff to wear head scarves

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

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#13 Sep 24, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
And PS, Dukie, it seems to me that if A&F, a fashion store, has to let muzzies wear hijabs, then Fox can't fire broadcasters because they don't think queers should marry. And remember, the A&F case was in the 9th circuit, where the Fox case is most likely to be venued!
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/...
Abercrombie & Fitch pays out $71,000 to settle lawsuits over hijabs
Clothing retailer will now make religious accommodations and allow staff to wear head scarves
The fired guy in question is a white conservative, not to mention from the South and Christian.

It's the bullseye of "privilege", the left cares not one whit, though the courts might.

Though in my opinion, I feel anyone should be allowed to hire and fire at will for any reason. I don't really watch college football either.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#14 Sep 24, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Cop out from the Christian hating "recovering Catholic".
Did you read the letter? He has 30 years in broadcasting and expressed his position regarding gay marriage when he was running for office. Fox Sports recruited HIM to work for them.
ESPN and Sports Illustrated trump up the story and they can him. Since his views are religiously based, that sure sounds like he was being fired because of his religion to me.
Or are you so full of hatred for anything religious that you'll twist any law to serve your ends? Just like your master, Princess Barry.
Civil rights ... race, color, religion, sex and national origin are all protected. Or is the Civil Rights Act only something lefties get to use?
Once again Bob, speaking only from a legal perspective, the issue is whether or not Fox is using a legitimate BFOQ.

That's it.

I guess we'll see how it all shakes out.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#15 Sep 24, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
And PS, Dukie, it seems to me that if A&F, a fashion store, has to let muzzies wear hijabs, then Fox can't fire broadcasters because they don't think queers should marry. And remember, the A&F case was in the 9th circuit, where the Fox case is most likely to be venued!
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/...
Abercrombie & Fitch pays out $71,000 to settle lawsuits over hijabs
Clothing retailer will now make religious accommodations and allow staff to wear head scarves
You are confusing "reasonable accommodations" with "Bona fide Occupational Qualifications".

Those are two completely different concepts.

woof
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#16 Sep 24, 2013
Craig James's Views on Homosexuality Shouldn't Cost Him a Fox Sports Job

It's important to fully air our disagreements in civic debate -- and to maintain spheres that are free from its controversies.

CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
The Atlantic
SEP 13 2013

... Despite strongly disagreeing with James's political and moral judgments, I want to go on record expressing my dismay at press reports that Fox Sports Southwest has withdrawn a job offer after discovering his remarks, even after a higher-up said of him, "Heís a talented broadcaster who Iíve admired throughout his career. His knowledge of college football and the experience he brings as an analyst will be a tremendous asset to our coverage."

... A network would be justified in firing a sports broadcaster for expressing controversial moral or political views during an entertainment telecast that had nothing to do with the subject. But to not hire someone for prior remarks made amid civic debate, and that are indistinguishable from the position taken by almost half of all Americans at the time?

... America is always going to be a diverse country that encompasses people with very different political views and moral values. In order to get along, despite our differences, it is useful to debate divisive issues openly through the civic process, and to establish spheres where what divides us is set aside as irrelevant. Fox Sports's actions undermine society's ability to do both things.

... I'm a bit perplexed by the people who are celebrating his firing under the present circumstances. There are millions of Americans who think homosexuality is a sin. Is the implication that if any of them dare express that view out loud, they ought to be unemployable? If not, why should James be denied this job? What profession is farther removed from the controversy than college-football analysis, which entails watching, dissecting, and describing on-field plays?

... I don't blame religious believers for seeing a troubling signal that their ability to espouse their political and religious beliefs is being constrained by folks who'd like to see their livelihoods taken away if they express politically incorrect thoughts. As much as I disagree with James' particular thoughts, I prefer to live in a country where the consequences of expressing them is a persuasive rebuttal, not an effort to stigmatize and coerce. For those saying that Fox Sports should have known about these statements before hiring him, do we really want a country where employment is predicated on an investigation of one's political and religious beliefs to make sure that, on matters totally unrelated to the job, you've never said anything deemed unacceptable? In that sort of society, the weak and marginalized, whose views are generally least protected, would be hardest hit, and we would all be hurt.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#17 Sep 24, 2013

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#18 Sep 24, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Dupe, Post 7

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