Lubbock man says he was fired for bei...

Lubbock man says he was fired for being gay; law says it's OK

There are 256 comments on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story from Jul 25, 2014, titled Lubbock man says he was fired for being gay; law says it's OK. In it, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that:

But, after he introduced his fiancA© to the kids he worked with at the Children's Home of Lubbock, he was fired.

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Since: Aug 11

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#4 Jul 26, 2014
Another idiotic juvenile thread.

BYE KIDS
Mikey

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jul 26, 2014
Dave wrote:
I think this is a good lesson for all queers. He had two viable options, the second of which he is now forced to take.
1. Leave his lifestyle choice at home and not bring it to work.
2. Get another job where his lifestyle choice is accepted.
fta
“If you want to try to force our culture to meet your expectations, that’s not going to go well,” Harms said.“I don’t feel like the culture here has to meet an individual’s desire for the world to be different.”
Follow your own advice Asstroll. Stop trying to force YOUR lifestyle CHOICE on others as well. bigoted POS!

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#7 Jul 26, 2014
Dave wrote:
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Idiotic, juvenile = I can't counter their arguments.
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They have nothing but childish nonsense. Nothing to counter douche-bag.

“in eastern nc”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville /CampLejeune

#8 Jul 26, 2014
another closet being verbose.

“in eastern nc”

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville /CampLejeune

#9 Jul 26, 2014
do what he should have done ,,NOT LIVE IN TEXAS, until the "RAPTURE" anyway, when all the fake Christians are gone[..
Abrahammock Religions

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jul 26, 2014
You can still get away with sexually sick homophobia in backwards enclaves of the country. We all knew that before this incident.
Homostats

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Jul 26, 2014
Abrahammock Religions wrote:
You can still get away with sexually sick homophobia in backwards enclaves of the country. We all knew that before this incident.
Being "sexually sick" is more of a homosexual thing.
And you refer to "backwards enclaves", as though you command a huge audience.
As I type this, the counter shows only 67 people logged onto this forum.
So your sphere of influence is is as limited as the butt plug in your ass.
lgbt is silly

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jul 26, 2014
Jerry wrote:
Good! He should have kept his filthy lifestyle away from the kids.
And the queer shouldn't be working at a children's home to begin with!
No telling how many boys this creep molested.
Well of course he should be fired and put in jail too.

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#13 Jul 26, 2014
fr "Jerry":

>...Homosexuality isn’t the only lifestyle choice that falls into that category, Harms said..<

You are BORN gay or straight. Your sexual orientation is NOT a "choice". Have your preschool teacher explain it to you, in words that even YOU can understand. Then tell her to stand you in the corner until mommy comes to get you.
YOGI

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#14 Jul 26, 2014
OMG those poor innocent impressionable children being fondled by a homo. I pray that the children do not have Aids.

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#15 Jul 26, 2014
RICK OCONNOR wrote:
do what he should have done ,,NOT LIVE IN TEXAS, until the "RAPTURE" anyway, when all the fake Christians are gone[..
One can only hope right?
Abrahammock Religions

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Jul 26, 2014
Homostats wrote:
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Being "sexually sick" is more of a homosexual thing.
And you refer to "backwards enclaves", as though you command a huge audience.
As I type this, the counter shows only 67 people logged onto this forum.
So your sphere of influence is is as limited as the butt plug in your ass.
There goes the closet case on about male orifices again.

No, we know from corporate American, from higher education, from the entertainment industry, from the polling, from all the medical organizations that it's the over obsessed homophobes who are ill and marginal now.

Fact.
Cedric

New York, NY

#17 Jul 26, 2014
Abrahammock Religions wrote:
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There goes the closet case on about male orifices again.
No, we know from corporate American, from higher education, from the entertainment industry, from the polling, from all the medical organizations that it's the over obsessed homophobes who are ill and marginal now.
Fact.
Where do you get your information Mary, um i mean Fairy do you just pull it out of your ass?
Mikey

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jul 26, 2014
YOGI wrote:
OMG those poor innocent impressionable children being fondled by a homo. I pray that the children do not have Aids.
Is that what happened to you Princess? I see you're still trying to pray away the gay.
Mikey

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jul 26, 2014
Cedric wrote:
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Where do you get your information Mary, um i mean Fairy do you just pull it out of your ass?
Buttflower why don't you go count the hairs on your ass until you can think of something intelligent.
Abrahammock Religions

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jul 26, 2014
Cedric wrote:
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Where do you get your information
Sure Cletus, you tell me what medical organization or professional group says that variations in sexual orientation are any sort of illness. The American Psychological Association? The Pediatric one? The Social Workers one? The Psychiatric one? The AMA?

You're a sexually sick rube living in outlier, buybull enclave. The educated world has passed you by, and you're aggrieved. Such primitives are bound to be even more the losers in the coming decades.

By the way, the earth is billions of years old, not thousands.
Jaleesa

Lubbock, TX

#21 Jul 26, 2014
I will just throw out this example... if I am clearly not wanted at an establishment or there is a chance for them to discriminate me. Chances are just will not work there. It really is an easy simple solution, if you are not wanted, and could possibly face discrimination. Avoid it. As an African American... I know where I am not wanted, and I do not eat, play, work etc in places where I am not wanted. Let people have whatever beliefs they want, even if you do not agree with them on it. Minorities have been dealing with discrimination since day one. Welcome to the club.
Cedric

New York, NY

#23 Jul 26, 2014
Abrahammock Religions wrote:
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Sure Cletus, you tell me what medical organization or professional group says that variations in sexual orientation are any sort of illness. The American Psychological Association? The Pediatric one? The Social Workers one? The Psychiatric one? The AMA?
You're a sexually sick rube living in outlier, buybull enclave. The educated world has passed you by, and you're aggrieved. Such primitives are bound to be even more the losers in the coming decades.
By the way, the earth is billions of years old, not thousands.
Hey fella i just ask no need to get your panties in a knot.
Jaleesa

Lubbock, TX

#24 Jul 26, 2014
Dave wrote:
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BINGO!!!
I mean... maybe it is just me.. I just dont understand the point of everyone trying to fight over things such as an organizations religious beliefs. Yes, discrimination in the secular no religion attached what so ever absolutely not, you do not get to be fired for whatever you are doing in regards to something that is deemed uncontrollable, like your skin, your sex, your orientation. If you just have a bigoted employer who doesnt like gay people but has no religious convictions behind it. Slap him with a lawsuit. But if you deliberately work for an organization that you know has religious beliefs that counteract that, then its like setting yourself up for failure. It would be like me going to work for a Mormon institution. I would never, why? Because despite the fact that they changed their views, there are still many Mormons who discriminate against black people because they believe we were apart of the fallen angels which is why our skin is dark. Looney absolutely. Would I work for them despite it being a good organization, no.
Jaleesa

Lubbock, TX

#25 Jul 26, 2014
Also to those who are saying its not a lifestyle.

The difference between say something like homosexuality and skin color is this...

and even though I dont agree with it at all

1.) You can still hide the fact that you are gay. Gay people can live a life and gain more success and have a lot more opportunities than anyone who is discriminated based on skin color. I cant hide the fact that I am black, its all over me. A Hispanic man or woman can not hide the fact that they are Hispanic. I would much rather be in the position of a gay person, than most minorities are in like myself. We dont have that luxury.

2.) This man chose to have his fiance at work, and allegedly chose to be affection towards him . He made that choice to put himself at risk. So in essence, that is a choice, that he made. Its not fair, its not necessarily right, but he made the decision. And his employer took action based on the organizations beliefs, not necessarily his own.

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