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Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All

There are 23 comments on the Daily Business Review story from Aug 26, 2014, titled Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All. In it, Daily Business Review reports that:

Becker & Poliakoff has taken "severe and immediate" action against a lawyer who sent a homophobic email to the entire law firm.

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Darby

San Jose, CA

#1 Aug 27, 2014
Was it homophobic or did it merely state a fact, truth, opinion, view or observation about homosexuality and or gay marriage?

Seems that the latter defines the former these days.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#2 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
Was it homophobic or did it merely state a fact, truth, opinion, view or observation about homosexuality and or gay marriage?
Seems that the latter defines the former these days.
Nope. Homophobic.
Darby

San Jose, CA

#3 Aug 27, 2014
Quest wrote:
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Nope. Homophobic.
What did he say in the email?
Here Kitty Kitty

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Aug 27, 2014
It would be nice if that cheesy news outfit would let us read the news article
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Bob Jones University was mentioned in the credits; so all together now:
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Feed him to the Lions
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDKEyB3pbn0/UovSdQT... !!!!!!!!!!lion.jpg
Here Kitty Kitty

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
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What did he say in the email?
From Law.com :
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Department of Foul - Oh,“reply all” button. You are so powerful, and so very, very dangerous – particularly when placed in the hand of an angry homophobe. Becker & Poliakoff discovered this the hard way when one of their partners, Walter Kubitz, sent the entire firm an email containing a vitriolic tirade against homosexuality. Choice quotes include a reference to “the gay plague of AIDS” and “Homosexuality, clearly condemned throughout Scripture, is especially perilous in that it tends toward the ‘reprobate mind.’”
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The firm says it’s taken “‘strict and severe’ action” against Kubitz, though there’s been no word on what exactly that action was. There’s no point in dignifying this sort of thing with a point-by-point refutation, but we do think his reading of Scripture is fairly selective. Specifically, he appears to have forgotten about the whole “Judge not, lest ye be judged” thing.
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Too late for that now.
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Here are the juicy tidbits; word for word:
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorid...
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Feed Him to the Lions ;o)
Darby

San Jose, CA

#6 Aug 27, 2014
Here Kitty Kitty wrote:
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From Law.com :
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Department of Foul - Oh,“reply all” button. You are so powerful, and so very, very dangerous – particularly when placed in the hand of an angry homophobe. Becker & Poliakoff discovered this the hard way when one of their partners, Walter Kubitz, sent the entire firm an email containing a vitriolic tirade against homosexuality. Choice quotes include a reference to “the gay plague of AIDS” and “Homosexuality, clearly condemned throughout Scripture, is especially perilous in that it tends toward the ‘reprobate mind.’”
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The firm says it’s taken “‘strict and severe’ action” against Kubitz, though there’s been no word on what exactly that action was. There’s no point in dignifying this sort of thing with a point-by-point refutation, but we do think his reading of Scripture is fairly selective. Specifically, he appears to have forgotten about the whole “Judge not, lest ye be judged” thing.
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Too late for that now.
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Here are the juicy tidbits; word for word:
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorid...
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Feed Him to the Lions ;o)
Just as I suspected, the email was not homophobic but a mixture of facts and his opinions/views and observations on homosexuality.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#7 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
Was it homophobic or did it merely state a fact, truth, opinion, view or observation about homosexuality and or gay marriage?...
Definitely homophobic. Zero facts, zero truth, tons of bible-babble, and hate-based personal opinion and ignorance-based viewpoints inappropriate for public distribution, especially at work.

Here are the relevant excerpts from the article behind the registration block:

"...Walter Kubitz, a senior lawyer in Becker's Manassas, Va., office, wrote Monday: "Today's reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example."

The email blasted a recent federal court decision finding the Florida ban on same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution, saying, "There is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality."

Kubitz said the warning in Proverbs 11:21 should be heeded, quoting the Bible verse saying, "Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished," should be heeded.
He did not return calls for comment by deadline and was still listed on the firm's website late Tuesday....

Kubitz was responding to a firmwide email sent Friday by a member of the firm's management committee notifying them of the recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee striking down Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

Alan Becker, former managing partner of the firm, said it was not clear whether Kubitz accidentally hit "reply all" in what might have been a personal email to another attorney.
"I would like to think so," he said. "There is lots of room in the world for differing religious views but not on law firm emails."

Kubitz joined the firm when Becker & Poliakoff merged with the Litman Law Firm in 2012. He is a graduate of Greenville, S.C.-based Bob Jones University, a Christian liberal arts college.

Subject: New Decision: Same Sex Marriage (Brenner v. Scott)
Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 7:18 AM

The issue having been raised, permit me the liberty to reply, lest my usual silence be taken as assent.

Judge Hinkle says that the Florida ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection clauses. However, there is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality.

Judge Hinkle and others like-minded have effectively amended the Constitution by judicial fiat. This is a blatant usurpation of power reserved to the States and to the people in violation of the 10th Amendment. The better handling of the issue is as exemplified by Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1972), in which the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a Minnesota ban on same-sex marriage “for want of a substantial federal question.”

Adding insult to injury, Judge Hinkle invokes our founding fathers as though they would have approved of his ruling. Not so. In his 1796 farewell address then-president George Washington spoke of morality as being indispensable to our societal well-being.

Today’s reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted disease over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example.

We would do well to heed the Proverbs 11:21 warning of our ultimate Judge:“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished.” In other words, popularity does not trump peril.
Homosexuality, clearly condemned throughout Scripture, is especially perilous in that it tends toward the “reprobate mind” as spoken of in Romans 1:18-32 that makes its participants all the more hardened in their ways. The message to the homosexual, as to all, is “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found ...”(Isaiah 55:6).

Wally Kubitz
Here Kitty Kitty

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
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Just as I suspected, the email was not homophobic but a mixture of facts and his opinions/views and observations on homosexuality.
So our screechy resident homophobe knows better than an entire law firm what is and is not homophobic
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Your karma just ran over your dogma
Mitts Gold Plated Taliban

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 27, 2014
"The better handling of the issue is as exemplified by Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1972), in which the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a Minnesota ban on same-sex marriage 'for want of a substantial federal question.'”

The funny thing about this line of argument is that these federal judges ruling on state bans did not get involved until _state_ judges had already over ruled the bans. So his argument about a lack of a federal question to decide fails immediately - if there were no federal question, as he wails there is not, then all the state judges' rulings permitting marriage equality would not be appealed and would not be stayed and those sates would already have marriage equality in operation.

But them buybull lawyers....

Further, DOMA removed any doubt by making the issue a federal one, if it was not previously, as in Loving.

Oh, them buybull Congressmen...what did they go and do with DOMA!?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#10 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
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Just as I suspected, the email was not homophobic but a mixture of facts and his opinions/views and observations on homosexuality.
Why do you defend Hobby Lobby but condemn this law firm?

I guess only businesses that agree with you can do as they wish but all others need to ask your permission.

Why do you oppose children having married parents?

Why do you folks support the law in Indiana that would jail minsters of the Presbyterian Church and other churches for exercising their religious beliefs, then whine about the religious freedom of bakers and wedding photgraphers?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 Aug 27, 2014
Darby wrote:
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Just as I suspected, the email was not homophobic but a mixture of facts and his opinions/views and observations on homosexuality.
They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#12 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.
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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#13 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.
I know many people that don't support homosexual behavior and see no reason they should be punished.

Why do you feel they deserve punishment?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#14 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.
This from man who lies and then lies about his lies.

(Everyone see posts 51 and 53 on the thread "Gay Patient Sues Over Medical Chart"
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TDUP1D5TC...

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#15 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Facts are irrelevant.
Only when they prove you are a liar right?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#16 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.
Punished? Do you mean they will be denied the right to marry?

Do you mean that they will be jailed just like ministers in Indiana can under the SSM ban in that State?

Your lies mutiply.

The man who led the fight was straight and so were all the rest. You never understood that being gay meant you could NOT be a member of that organization!

Or did you forget that being gay was a crime then and a psychologist would lose their license if it became known they were gay?

YOU TWIT
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#17 Aug 27, 2014
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>This from man who lies and then lies about his lies.
(Everyone see posts 51 and 53 on the thread "Gay Patient Sues Over Medical Chart"
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TDUP1D5TC...
Of course they do. They all know you're dumber than a rock.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Aug 27, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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They got their disorder removed from the DSM. Now they are going after disorders associated with homosexuality in the ICD. You must support homosexual behavior or you will be punished.
Facts are irrelevant.
Especially when you're ignoring them.

On another thread, you insisted that no major medical or scientific professional organization had stated that homosexuality was normal.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TESO2JHT8...

I showed you several that had, and you denied that fact, and insisted that the APA "didn't count".
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TESO2JHT8...

I showed you where, despite your denials, the American Medical Association, among others, has specifically stated that homesexuality was NORMAL in their brief to the Supreme Court in US vs Windsor.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TESO2JHT8...

You ran away at that point.

Facts -- to you -- are irrelevant.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#19 Aug 27, 2014
fr "Darby":

>Just as I suspected, the email was not homophobic but a mixture of facts and his opinions/views and observations on homosexuality.<

Clearly, you flunked kindergarten reading. Have mommy read the article to you, and explain the big words with more than one syllable. The rant was most certainly HOMOPHOBIC, and the idiot "lawyer" needs to be fired. Company email is NOT for homophobic, racist, or any other kind of rant.
Mitts Gold Plated Taliban

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Aug 27, 2014
That thing Wondering would reply, but it is out trying to get state AGs to enforce all those unconstitutional anti sodomy laws which are still on the books in backwards areas....

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