FearTheFall saidOf course Assachusetts uses PC as a reason to fire somebody.
Like, sure, if threats were made, then yes, but so many things can be construed as "homophobia" - even liking a "yes on prop 8/defend marriage" page, for example. I'd need to see the actual post(s), but regardless, people should be able to express their opinions publicly. If he was *at work* and said that, then sure, he should get fired for poor conduct. But he *wasn't* at work when he posted it - and therein lies my problem with this. If people can't hold and/or express certain opinions that don't advocate physical harm due to pressure from bosses and/or society and large, then what have we become, communist? Tolera-talitarian? Work should end when you clock out, to give people time to recuperate and experience personal growth. If it begins to reach farther into everyone's thought processes and actions, I fear for the future.
To truly win Tea Bagger Bingo, you need to use "socialism" or "kenya" more often in your posts.
Anyway. Interesting rule - that only the threat of harm should disqualify you from a position. So, if a police chief or fire captain said, "I love my job, but saving asians and mexicans seems like a waste of time to me - they can always make more of those people", would this be a fireable offense in your eyes? When we take into account the fact that the people who this man serves have reasonable doubts as to his ability to execute his duties in a fair and effective manner? Is that just peering too much into "off the clock" effects?
A teacher was fired just for going on craigslist, btw, even though he in no way ID'ed the school or district he worked for. Can we chalk that up to the PC police running wild? Or maybe just the Christians who hate to be told or reminded that sex outside their sacraments is in fact going on? That applies to your story too, btw.