Tuesday, September 09, 2014

'Bryan Fischer happy Gambia is persecuting gays' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

American Family Association's senior analyst, most visible spokesman repeats enthusiasm for criminalizing homosexuality - Well this is lovely. The African country of Gambia has passed a law criminalizing homosexuality and the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer sends a happy tweet. Good ole Bri-Bri. Singlehandedly giving Christianity in America a bad name. 

Congressman Says Everyone Should Be Free To Smoke And Fire Gay People - Well that's a strange and ugly combination.

 Appeals Court Appears Ready To Strike Down Idaho, Nevada Same-Sex Marriage Bans - Don't jinx it, Buzzfeed.

Ex-Gay Activist Went From 'Sleeping With One Thousand Men' To Being Happily Straight - He counted? No wonder I can't get any. They are all having sex with this guy.

Newest story of anti-Christian persecution a huge sham

One thing to remember about this ridiculous current argument about "religious liberty" pushed by the anti-gay right is that when they spin stories regarding how "Christians" are losing their right to free speech, these so-called bastions of morality deliberately omit details.

Case in point is a recent article in the American Family Association's online fake new source, One News Now:

Attorney Wally Kubitz stated in an email that he doesn't believe there is a constitutional right for same-sex marriage, quoted the Bible, and - by mistake - hit “reply to all.” As a result, the law firm of Becker and Poliakoff says Kubitz is facing severe disciplinary measures. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel tells OneNewsNow that Kubitz has a right to his opinion and to express it freely.

“For him to be disciplined, and to be called inappropriate and reprehensible for what he said is absolutely outrageous,” he says. “If this law firm takes action against this attorney, the law firm is going to be violating the law and this individual's rights.”

 Staver says Kubitz's predicament is a clear indication of why the American public must be vigilant regarding the homosexual agenda. “This is a zero-sum game, meaning that there will be a winner and there will be a loser,” he explains. “There will be no coexistence - not because Christians or other people are intolerant, but because those who want to push this view are intolerant of anyone who holds a traditional view that marriage is the natural, ontological union of male and female, man and woman.” 

Charlie Butts, the author of this piece, is freely telling a lie. Kubitz's so-called predicament is less about the so-called stifling homosexual agenda and more about ugly emails sent on company time.

Allow me to add some details that Butts omitted, courtesy of Daily Business Review:
Becker & Poliakoff leaders say they have taken undisclosed "strict and severe" action against an attorney who sent an email to the entire firm blasting homosexuality and a recent federal court opinion in favor of same-sex marriage.

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."

 . . . Michael Gongora, a former Miami Beach city commissioner, also blasted the email, saying: "As an openly gay attorney at Becker & Poliakoff for over nine years, I know that the email sent by this attorney does not reflect the core values of this firm. In fact, Becker & Poliakoff is committed to diversity as reflected by the firm's hiring practices, outreach and diversity scholarships awarded annually."

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.

Seems to me that Kubitz's employers has just as much right to deal with employees who may be interfering with its core values as Kubitz has to state his opinion.

The question is why didn't One News Now tell the entire story. Or do we all know the answer to that question?