There was a big drama caused in the gay community a few years ago, everyone was supposed to boycott Cracker Barrel because they fired employees based on their sexual orientation, they were gay. At the time this happened I was traveling the country extensively with my job and consistently ate at Cracker Barrel, it one of the few places that made me feel like I was at home and had great vegetables. During my travels and many visits to Cracker Barrel I was hit-on three times by a waiter, I assumed, I can't say that I knew beyond a reasonable doubt, that they were gay. I watched as they approached the host/hostess and asked that I be seated in their area. On two ocassions I was seated in their area and of course received their phone number and what time they got off work; one of the three times I was not seated in the area of the server who requested the hostess do so, but he still approached my table several times and made small talk with me and passed me his number. After the incident with the boycott of the Cracker Barrel I firmly believe that these were the type of instances that caused homosexuals to lose their job, it was not their sexual orientation, but bad behaviour that could have cost a business their customers and given them a bad name as a "pick-up joint". As I continued to travel the country and continued to be a regular patron of Cracker Barrel I encountered many effeminite males, presumably gay, but I was no longer hit-on like I had been in the past. Perhaps it was because I had gotten older or perhaps it was because those homosexuals that continued to work at Cracker Barrel got the message that inappropriate behaviour would not be tolerated.
After stating my beliefs in a forum here in Jacksonville, Florida I was immediately declared an enemy of the gay community here in Jacksonville and after another incident where a gay sherrif deputy was fired, supposedly because he was homosexual, it had nothing to do with the fact that he was extorting money from drug dealers and allowing them to continue dealing drugs, I was once again declared an enemy of the gay community and have not been able to get a date since. I guess you could say I am in exile from the gay community, but my career has been quite successful.
Before we jump on a band wagon and persecute a company for firing someone based on sexual orientation we need to look at all of the facts. Was the person a poor performer? Was their boss, not the company, biased against them based on their sexual orientation? Did their mannerisms or behaviours disrupt the work place? I do not go to work announcing I am gay, but I believe quite a few of my employees assume I am, they cannot KNOW if I am unless I tell them, if they asked I would proabably answer them honestly and then ask if they were heterosexual. In most work place environments today we are very "HR Friendly" as I like to refer to it, people are no longer graded or judged by their individual personality/persona, but by their performance and contributions to the company and team.
I readily resigned from a job once after several advances from my direct supervisor. In order to stop the advances I "came out" to her. I really didn't think she would have a problem with me being gay since she was the ultimate "fag hag". Her problem wasn't with me being gay, it was her embarrassment that she had been hitting on a gay man for the past year. I thought it would make her feel better that I had ignored her advances because I was gay, but it only embarrassed and infuriated her. After I came out to her she did everything she could to make me miserable, creating a hostile work environment. I complied with all of her unreasonable requests and orders, but to no avail. I resigned from the company and pursued other endeavors quite successfully. I could have gone to our vice president or human resources and probably kept my job and maybe gotten her fired, but I did not want to stay in a job where anyone was forced to work with me if they did not want to. There are too many career opportunities available to stay somewhere that you are not happy.
The moral, just because a homosexual gets fired from their job or is forced to resign does not mean the "company" fired or forced them because of their sexual orientation. Just because a supervisor fires someone or forces them to resign because of their sexual orientation it does not mean the company condones such things.