Yesterday GLAAD praised A&E’s firing of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, saying they’ve sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value. But Rush Limbaugh says that the only person who has actually been discriminated against is Phil Robertson and that GLAAD should attack A&E for discriminating against him.
It’s true that if the tables were turned, the LGBT community would go ballistic. Why? Well because of this.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]
(a) Employer practices
It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer –
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
That’s a pretty clear picture of what discrimination is (according to the language of the act). Phil Robertson’s comment revolve around his a) belief in natural sexual relationships, and b) his religious beliefs. A&E suspended him for sharing his beliefs, which appears to be a violation of the civil rights act of 1964.
Where is the left on this one? Where are the calls for investigation into A&E?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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