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THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES FOR FREE SPEECH, BUT ONLY IF UR CHRISTIAN

Just to show you, as if you need proof, what a weird world we live in.
Four or five words on a personal blog and the man is demoted and gets a reduction in salary.
Hey, you wanna voice Christian thoughts in public?  Then be prepared for the consequences.  Free thought and speech?  Sure thing.  But not if you just happen to belong to a politically incorrect religion.  Or one that doesn’t have race and minority privilege. 

Take a look at this.

Vindicated - but ruined: In a historic victory, a Christian demoted at work after writing on Facebook that he opposed gay marriage in church tells how his battle has come at a terrible price

By Andrew Pierce.

Adrian Smith was disturbed to read a report that gay marriages may be permitted in church.
So he went onto his Facebook page and posted four words summarising his own position.


‘An equality too far,’ he wrote.

But those four words, even though they were seen by only a few dozen friends and work colleagues, triggered a major battle over freedom of speech which finally ended yesterday.
Mr Smith, a tireless charity supporter who works for Trafford Housing Trust, had become a victim of the increasingly aggressive war against so-called hate crimes.

After a work colleague complained that his comment was offensive (despite having not seen the post), Mr Smith, a family man and lifelong Labour voter, was disciplined, had his job downgraded and his salary cut by £14,000. But yesterday, after a bitter and protracted court fight to overturn the decision, the married father-of-two won a landmark victory.

His triumph comes in the wake of a series of recent claims by Christians that they have been discriminated against for expressing their beliefs.
In Mr Smith’s case, his employers claimed he broke their code of conduct by expressing religious or political views which might upset co-workers.

But Mr Justice Briggs, in London’s High Court, yesterday ruled that the housing trust did not have a right to demote Mr Smith as his Facebook postings did not amount to misconduct.

He said the comment about gays marrying in church was not — viewed objectively — judgmental, disrespectful or liable to cause upset or offence, and was expressed in moderate language.
As for the content, it was a widely held view frequently heard on radio and television, or read in the newspapers.

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The thing that actually surprises me most is that our victim here has been, the article states, a life long supporter of the Labour Party. Which as most of you might know, is left. Some are very left.  I have not seen any conservative call for the public hanging, in a manner of speaking, for people who reject religion.  But it seems to be the case that the left willingly plays the race and offence card whenever possible.  One whack job took offence at a few words and look at the cost to this man.  The nutter who complained would surely NOT have been a conservative.
Maybe Mr. Smith should start looking at another political party to support tho lord knows, most of them are bananas in one way or another.

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Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 11/17/2012 at 08:11 AM   
 
  1. He should try the EDL, if you get past the nasty and fabricated press they seem a principled and brave bunch!

    Posted by Chris Edwards    Canada   11/17/2012  at  11:02 AM  
  2. Lefties throw each other under the bus even faster than they can back-stab Conservatives. One small misstep and you’re a goner.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   11/17/2012  at  11:31 AM  
  3. Hey gay people,
    you can intimidate and pass all the jive ass phony laws you want.  You can parade naked and act like toilet pigs ‘til AIDS kills you.  You can do all this evil shit you want for as long as you want, but there is one thing you can NEVER achieve and that is acceptance.  Maybe I can’t stop you, but I will never be ok with you.  And when people smile and act like you are normal and everything is fine they’re lying.  You are shitting on regular people because you can and you know you really don’t care about getting married.  All it’s about is destroying marraige for straight people.  All you can achieve is a fake state of acceptance enforced by the corrupt officials in the justice system.  You will NEVER attain what you really want.  Not without killing all the breeders, and that would be suicide for you.  Ha Ha losers!  No matter what you win you’re all losers in the real world.

    Posted by grayjohn    United States   11/18/2012  at  09:19 AM  
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