Former WAVY meteorologist Jon Cash re...

Former WAVY meteorologist Jon Cash reveals the reason he was fired

There are 53 comments on the WTKR story from Oct 6, 2010, titled Former WAVY meteorologist Jon Cash reveals the reason he was fired. In it, WTKR reports that:

Former WAVY meteorologist Jon Cash tells NewsChannel 3 he lost his job because of something he said at church.

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Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Oct 6, 2010
He should sue for lost wages! No employer has the right to know what their employees do after work hours, period! They (wavy 10) were just angry and over reacted and fired him because he said he was going to do his ministry full time in the spring and so anger drove this to firing him.
Moo Moo

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Oct 6, 2010
mr g

Newport News, VA

#3 Oct 6, 2010
looks like they (wavy) was looking for an excuse to fire him. thank you wavy !!

Birdsnest, VA

#4 Oct 6, 2010
I have always enjoyed Jon Cash's weather broadcasts, and am sorry that he was let go. Unfortunately, Virginia is a "right to work" state, which means that anyone can be fired, and the employer is not required to give a reason for the firing. I am glad that he is still giving the Eastern Shore weather forecast on WESR, though!
debbie taylor

Church View, VA

#5 Oct 6, 2010
he need to sue them for more than his lost wages so unfar so unfar i know i dont watch them anymore and none of my family as far as snow flake keep it and tell ur grand kids about it love u jon and praying for u sister in christ debbie

Chesapeake, VA

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Call me old fashioned, but I am a man of God. I do not wish harm against people with other beliefs but I am sick of being told to be tolerant yet no one is tolerant of Christians. This is America and our founding fathers would be disgusted. It wasnt that long ago the country would have been in an uproar over this. I would give anything to see us as a God fearing and God loving country again. Jon - I wish you and your family the best. God Bless.
Martin M

Knoxville, TN

#7 Oct 6, 2010
If the facts are as stated in this article, I wholly support this suit. When did freedom of religion only extend to Muslims? After all it is freedom of religion, not freedom from religion... any religion.

Chesapeake, VA

#8 Oct 6, 2010
Go Jon, You know the Lord has something special for you and your family. I sure do miss you in the a.m. & noon. I hope the fact that you never tried to hide that you were a Christian will see you through this. God be with you.

Midlothian, VA

#10 Oct 6, 2010
How did WAVY 10 know about Mr. Cash's statement so quickly? Did they have a mole in the church spying on him? I have been watching Jon Cash's weather broadcasts for years and had no idea he was a preacher. Obviously, his off-air activities had no impact on his ability to perform his job. His attorney should contact Bill O'Reilly and try to get some national coverage.

I also think it was very cowardly for all of Jon Cash's co-workers to simply roll over and act as though this is not a travesty.

I refuse to watch WAVY 10. Period.

Chesapeake, VA

#11 Oct 6, 2010
jon behind you all the way,, The one that counts Is our Lord. Christians has rights to. the other religions wants to dominate. We all know his will ===will be done, regardless who tries to stand in the way, one statement is showing what wavy is doing===it said within a hour you where notified, seems like to be, they were watching very close. Hope your lawyer picked up on that.

Newport News, VA

#12 Oct 6, 2010
God be with you

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
If anybody went around saying they had plans to quit one job to pursue another, their current employer would most likely take offense. In this case, Jon Cash was a representative of WAVY and should have used better judgment in being a public figure. WAVY took what they saw to be preventative action against someone who was publicly unhappy in his current work environment and current employer. I cannot say that many other companies would have acted in the same manor - it is a shame that Jon Cash is going to jump on the tired old religious wagon! I say good riddance to Mr. Cash and good job WAVY! Let the lesson be learned that no matter who you are, if you don't like your job you are free to find a new one!

Hampton, VA

#15 Oct 6, 2010
I'm glad to finally hear the story. Of course, it would be great to hear Doug Davis' side as well. When this first happened, I was reading "comments" made by people on a news story done by a different news website, I believe. The public made so many hostile comments about Jon and his faith. I almost couldn't believe my eyes. People don't fully understand, and they speak out of ignorance. It is particularly disconcerting when people, who are not Christians, seem to think they know what Christian behavior is supposed to "look like." They have no idea because they take isolated ideas/scriptural principles out of context and misapply them to the situation at hand. Some of those people were accusing Jon of being a whiner and not very Christian-like by coming forth about his story. There is nothing wrong with speaking the truth in love. He is not speaking out with malice or to slander or to get revenge of some sort. It is merely to expose the truth of what is going on. It is important to take a stand because this issue cuts at the core of one's religious freedoms. It is about preserving the freedoms of America. It is not about a man whining about his job.
WTKR fan

Portsmouth, VA

#16 Oct 6, 2010
I would've continued to be a WAVY watcher if he had made an announcement that he was leaving to persue ministry. I guess Segay got fired too for being openly pregnant on TV since its bad for business that she would obviously be leaving to take care of her child. I have been watching WAVY for 20 years. NO MORE! current news director came in May so I'm assuming that person could care less about Jon's tenure.

Virginia Beach, VA

#17 Oct 6, 2010
If what the article states is completely accurate, and most likely it isn't, there doesn't seem to be any religious descrimation taking place. It would appear that if Mr. Cash was fired solely because of his statement to leave his current job and go into full time ministry at a later date, perhaps the network already had concerns and this was more or less the "last straw". Mr. Cash spoke at my church a few years ago and made a similar comment at that time. Personally, I think it is certainly his right to be open about his future plans, career or ministry, however, it may not have been prudent to do so unless his employer was well aware of his ultimate goal.

Cape Charles, VA

#18 Oct 6, 2010
funny! channel 3 is so desperate to be like channel 10. sad they have to put a terminated employee from across the river on their air. anything for ratings! let this story die already. this guy has had more than his 15 minutes.
WTKR fan

Portsmouth, VA

#19 Oct 6, 2010
I'm glad my boss didn't fire me when I told my patients I would be leaving to stay at home and raise my children a few years ago. I'm thankful for the compassionate, loving people that still exist in this world.
WTKR fan

Portsmouth, VA

#20 Oct 6, 2010
Obviously it still generates A LOT of interest. Duh.
Jay th

United States

#21 Oct 6, 2010
Always 3 sides to a story, we heard Jon's,we wait to hear from news 10, then I guess the public will make up their minds. STAYED TUNED...

Portsmouth, VA

#22 Oct 6, 2010
Joh Cash was my favorite weather man, and I do miss him being on the morning and noon news, but I have to say that Don R and Carrie F are both very good and I enjoy watching them. Jeremy W seams to be doing a good job with weather. So if we can do something about the pg woman and the new guy then the weather will be fun to watch even though Jon will not be there. Rumor was going around Portsmouth that Jon was fired because of the hurricane coming in and WAVY ask for all weather people to be at work to report the weather. And that Jon had said he could not be there cause he had a speaking ingagement. If that be the case then I understand why WAVY did what they did. If that is not the case and its because he spoke at a church that he was going full time into his ministary. Than shame on you WAVY and go after them Jon and I hope you kick their butts. As far as the snowflake, Jon frame it and put it in your office or den or where ever you can see it every day and remember the people in Hampton Roads that loves you. God bless you and best of luck on your future endavors.

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