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    Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 10:22pm

Nashville Worker Wes Breedwell Allegedly Fired For Wearing 'Same-Sex Marriage' T-Shirt


          
          
          Wes Breedwell fired



On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Barack Obama began his second
term by declaring a commitment to gay rights -- the first time such an
idea had been uttered from an inauguration podium. That same day, a
seven-year employee of a Christian-owned Nashville music venue was
fired, allegedly for "non-Christian" behavior on social media, and
wearing a T-shirt that announced his support for gay marriage.



Wes Breedwell took to Twitter on Monday, announcing that he'd been fired
from Rocketown. "Social media is what did it," he wrote, and then sent
along a snap of him in a T-shirt for the band Hostage Calm, with the
slogan, "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" on the back.
          
          



When Hostage Calm's Chris "Cmar" Martin got wind that a fan had suffered
for his support, he gave him a call. In a statement released on the punk band's website and Facebook page,
Martin said that Breedwell told him about years of discrimination, in
which the music club denied him raises and promotions because of his
beliefs.




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Finally he was fired, Martin wrote, for "wearing this shirt
commemorating equality" and "non-Christian activity on social media
pages."



The band also emailed AltPress
a photo that appeared to be a document given to Breedwell on his
firing. "You cannot wear a shirt to work on an office day or a show day
supporting same sex marriage," it states. "It is imperative that our
beliefs are not personal or presented @ work that contradict the
mission."



Under federal law, and in most states, including Tennessee, it is not illegal to fire someone for being gay, or supporting gay marriage. But it is illegal to discriminate against an employee for his or her religious beliefs.



The venue's founder, Michael W. Smith, denied that Breedwell was fired
for speaking out in support of same-sex marriage. "Rocketown does not
comment on personnel issues," Smith's publicist wrote in a statement
obtained by The Tennessean newspaper, "but, generally speaking, an employee would not be fired for expressing opinions on marriage."




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The statement goes on to emphasize that Rocketown, which also serves as a
community center, is accepting of youth of all backgrounds, including
"sexual orientations." Rocketown did not respond to AOL Jobs' request
for comment.



But while Cmar, who had played Rocketown several times, said that he
thought it was "a positive force in the Nashville community,"
Breedwell's story has changed his mind. "A youth center and music venue
cannot be a positive force in the community if it degrades and belittles
the value of some of our people based on sexual orientation or gender
identity," he said. "That is the force that tears communities apart, not
enriches them."



On Tuesday, Hostage Calm called on its fans to wear the "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" shirt in solidarity.



Edited by ScorpioLuv - Jan 23 2013 at 2:35am
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He Aiight, Gays have some Good Paying Professions they'll hire him...
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"Non-Christian behavior" LOL
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Quote Under federal law, and in most states, including Tennessee, it is not illegal to fire someone for being gay, or supporting gay marriage. But it is illegal to discriminate against an employee for his or her religious beliefs.


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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

"Non-Christian behavior" LOL

smh right.  there is a large backdoor christian population. Wacko  vive y deja vivir!

what year is this?!
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Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Quote Under federal law, and in most states, including Tennessee, it is not illegal to fire someone for being gay, or supporting gay marriage. But it is illegal to discriminate against an employee for his or her religious beliefs.


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That basically sums up my thoughts.LOL

When I first skimmed over the title of the article, I thought he got fired for wearing an anti-same sex marriage t shirt.

Silly me thinking he was fired for being a bigot when in actuality his boss fired him for not being a bigot.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

Quote Under federal law, and in most states, including Tennessee, it is not illegal to fire someone for being gay, or supporting gay marriage. But it is illegal to discriminate against an employee for his or her religious beliefs.


Confused
That basically sums up my thoughts.LOL

When I first skimmed over the title of the article, I thought he got fired for wearing an anti-same sex marriage t shirt.

Silly me thinking he was fired for being a bigot when in actuality his boss fired him for not being a bigot.

that's what i thought too.  what are these congress folks getting paid for?  if not getting rid of antiquated laws.  go something!
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