Can you imagine during the civil rights movement what would have happened if angry blacks descended on white churches with vandalism and harassment, or had words as Anglo-Saxon or white to be redefined to include Afro-American or black? Do you think things would have been more difficult?
San Jose supposedly is the melting pot for people of diverse culture, rich heritage with the buzz words inclusiveness and diversity sprinkled in, but by who’s standard?
One major hiccup involves San Jose based computer systems giant Cisco Systems which involves a top leadership consultant who was fired because of his religious views on same sex marriage. Cisco hired Dr. Frank Turek in 2008 to design and conduct leadership and team building programs.http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.asp?id=1376678
After completing one training session earlier this year, a manager phoned a complaint to Cisco’s Marilyn Nagel, a senior director of Inclusion and diversity for Cisco. The manager complaining discovered that Dr. Turek wrote a book called “Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same Sex Marriage Hurt’s Everyone”.
Not a problem…right? We live in an inclusive and diverse culture, right?…..WRONG!!
In an interview with OneNewsNow, Dr. Turek said, “The guy who saw the book never read it, he just didn’t like the fact I was against same sex marriage. He told the incharge-director about it and they fired me within hours, without ever even looking at the book or even asking me a question. They just fired me without even talking to me.”
Dr. Turek challenged Cisco’s Nagel about how he could be fired for embracing a conservative world view, but he was only given platitudes about the “inclusiveness” work environment of Cisco.
As Dr. Turek painfully discovered, liberals love to claim inclusion and diversity, but only by their definition and only if you agree with them.
There is no comparison to the civil rights movement as proponents of same sex marriage advocates attempt to link their cause. Sorry, Dr. Martin Luther King would be mortified by the violence, harassment and intimidation being leveled against those who are not for same sex marriage or who voted for Prop 8.http://www.heritge.org/Research/Reports/2009/10/The-Price-of-Prop-8
Many citizens have been bullied out of their jobs or fired in Dr. Turek case. These are far from isolated incidents. Employers that fired workers are in violation of Title 8 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which says any company cannot discriminate against an individual based on sincerely held religious views.
Matt Barber sued Allstate Insurance and won after Allstate illegally terminated Barber simply because he was against same sex marriage. American’s corporate culture has been successfully penetrated by gay activists, this is a fact and not an opinion.http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default-apx?id=1377016
Inflicting misery and harrassment on how someone’s thinks is never a great idea, particularly if there is religious conviction in their belief system. This standard is for everyone, including the gay activists and liberals who believe bypassing constitutional rights is ok if they do it.http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/prop._8_supporters_suffer_harrassment_assaults_from_homosexual_activists/
There is a right way and wrong way to accomplish a goal and this writer believes that steamrolling over other people’s constitutional rights will just slow the process. Demonizing other people’s position by broad-brushing with the “hate” paint brush is a lazy and ineffective way which kills dialogue.
New York appears to be the 6th state to approve gay marriage, but only after Republican Mark Grisanti of Buffalo lied to his district after running on a “no gay marriage” platform. He turned on this own voters to help accomplsh the task along with three other Republicans that broke ranks with their own ideology. The pressure to capitulate was unwithering and finally took its toll.
The quicker the real issues can be addressed, the quicker it will be to find a amiable solution to this constitutional issue. Everyone, including the liberals and gay activists, needs to go back to square one and discuss the differences in civil and moral law; and what the separation ideal of church and state really does mean.
Ultimately, both camps will realize where they were both right and wrong, plus the true meanings of what they are actually debating about instead of what they claim the other thinks. Arguments are perpetuated by the folly of that logic.
Come, let us reason together, it’s a biblical principle that works quite well both inside and outside the doctrinal framework.