Friday, April 25, 2014

7 Careers "Christians" May No Longer Hold

Though his organization has become notorious for its anti-gay proclamations, American Family Association President Tim Wildmon has sparked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community once again after sending a bizarre email which claimed that the list of careers that Christians can hold is "shrinking" because of "homosexual aggression."

Noting that the LGBT community "pro-actively" seeks "opportunities to wreck the personal business and career" of Christians who don't support same-sex marriage and other rights, Wildmon cited examples of what he described as a "focused effort to ostracize and humiliate faith-based businesses and their owners," according to Right Wing Watch. The list of careers included photography, counseling, baking and teaching.

Among the cases Wildmon cited in the email, according to the report, was Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein which sparked controversy after citing their religious beliefs in their decision not to prep a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding ceremony. Also referenced were Vermont's Wildflower Inn, which no longer hosts weddings after being fined $30,000 for turning away a same-sex couple, and Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, who is currently facing a lawsuit from her state's attorney general after refusing to create floral arrangements for a same-sex couple.

To see the full list of careers that Wildmon implied were off-limits to Christians, click here.

Wildmon's remarks echo those of his American Family Association co-hort Bryan Fischer, who recently claimed that Christians should "reclaim discrimination" against the LGBT community.

"There are times when discrimination is the right thing to do," Fischer, who compared the gay community to shoplifters, said at the time. "It is right to discriminate against people who engage in aberrant sexual behavior. We should discriminate against people like that."

People like Wildmon and Fischer and the so-called "Christians" like him should be banned from these jobs, especially teaching.  If you are a teacher and purposely inflict harm, emotionally or physically, then you should not be allowed to teach.  A teacher is meant to expand the minds of students, not narrow their minds.  It is utterly ridiculous for people like American Family Association and their ilk to be allowed to make perverse statements like these.  Why can these people not understand the loving nature of Christianity?  These people only strive on ignorance and hate because they feel that it is the only way to control the minds of others.


SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

If they are so committed to these 'christian principles' they why don't exclude so many other people who threaten their family - divorcees, unmarried parents, the kids of all these sinners, those who have sex outside of marriage, and more and more.

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

When I was in retail I had to work with all these people but also known escorts, drug dealers, drug users, and other criminals, people of all faiths or of no faith, bigots, republicans (lol) the list goes on. It wasn't my job or place to treat them any differently. All people who respected my business and staff were welcome.

JiEL said...

You know my point of view about religious issues in USA and always find it so unbelievable that, as you mentionned at the end, HATE and IGNORANCE rule those so «religious bigots»...

Loosing control of the others is also, as I can see, what those bigots are beginning to be scared of...
Religion, any religion, is all about controling the lives of many for some believes that were put there by MEN..
It's a MEN made stuff to CONTROL and rule.. A kind of POWER TRIP too...

Your issues are so far away from what I can see here in Canada, mostly in Province of Québec...

No one here even can think of «excluding» anyone of job or service because he is gay or not..
I was teaching Arts for 17 years and English for the last 8 years before retiring and NEVER I had issues with my sex orientation..
Even more, ALL my school boards employers had some «protective clauses» to prevent us, gay teachers, to be safe and protected against any discrimination...
Must also say that our national «Liberties and rights chart» of Canada and Québec Province protects us all Canadians or any religion, race or sexual orientation....

Canada has totally another state of mind in regards of HUMAN RIGHTS.

Hope that you, Americans, can get over those bigots and hypocrites religious fanatics..

Friendly yours from Montréal

Coop said...

A person can't be compelled to understand the loving nature of Christianity.

I don't know if this is all about control; or if these people need to be superior to others. According to the bible that won't get them into heaven.

We can make discrimination illegal but we can't change minds.

I'm in the minority.
I wonder why a gay couple would WANT to do business with a vendor that is opposed to gay marriage.
Now all these businesses will give crappy service just so they don't get fined or reported.

anne marie in philly said...

I call bullshit on the AFA!

silvereagle said...

I agree with Coop......"We can make discrimination illegal but we can't change minds.

I'm in the minority.
I wonder why a gay couple would WANT to do business with a vendor that is opposed to gay marriage.
Now all these businesses will give crappy service just so they don't get fined or reported."

I will do business only with a business that WANTS my business and my money!!!

Anonymous said...

I guess LGBTQ unemployment will go down since these professions are now exclusively ours! WOOHOO! I might start shooting weddings since there won't be any competition!

Peace <3

Vilges Suola said...

Fischer means 'shirt-lifters', surely?