Part 6 - Cisco, Frank Turek
“A hate crime is usually defined by state law as one that involves threats, harassment, or physical harm and is motivated by prejudice against someone's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.” - USLegal.com
The hate crimes machine that is the homosexual movement keeps churning along, chewing up innocent victims and leaving their shredded carcasses by the side of the road as they continue their beady-eyed search for more targets for their ugly and venomous vitriol.
According to the legal beagles, a “threat,” involves “an act of coercion,” and harassment involves “physical interference with normal work.”That makes Dr. Frank Turek victim number 6 in the endless parade of human sacrifices to the god of homosexuality. He’s been coerced right out of his job and physically, he is no longer allowed to do his normal work. That makes him the victim of a hate crime, a hate crime committed by pro-homosexual bigots.
Until just recently, Frank (who is the host of a program on the radio network for which I work), was a consultant for Cisco Systems. But he ain’t no more. He was summarily fired by Cisco, without so much as the courtesy of a conversation, by the self-proclaimed paragons of tolerance at this Silicon Valley company.
Despite receiving universally high marks for his team-building work for Cisco, he was fired between sessions after an employee attending one of his sessions discovered by googling Turek’s name that he believes in man-woman marriage. This employee immediately called the inclusivity and diversity folk at Cisco, who promptly excluded Turek in a burst of monolithic totalitarianism. Did they talk to Turek before firing him? Nope.
Turek’s offense? He believes in natural marriage. That’s it.
For believing that marriage is between one man and one woman, he’s out of a job with Cisco. Not for poor performance, not for doing the wrong things, but for thinking the wrong thoughts. He had committed a thought crime against the regime, and consequently had to be punished by the Storm Troopers in the homosexual movement.
It doesn’t matter that Turek’s view is the mainstream view of most Americans. Despite the relentless campaign of gay activists for decades now to convince us of something different, 62% of Americans still believe in man-woman marriage. It’s now become a hate crime in America to, well, be an American.
It doesn’t even matter to Cisco that Turek never even expressed these views during his work for Cisco.
Turek is a Christian, and his belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. So in fact Cisco has committed a hate crime against Dr. Turek, since its discrimination against him is clearly “motivated by prejudice against (his)...religion.”
Harassment, we are told by the minions of the gay lobby, involves “physical interference with normal work.” Well, you can’t get any more physical than being told you can’t bring your body around here any more without us calling security on you. That’s about as physical as it gets short of outright violence.
According to columnist Mike Adams, the laughably entitled “Inclusion and diversity” officer, Ms. Marilyn Nagel, assured everyone that:
“Our culture is very welcoming of all points of view. We don’t have any particular political perspective on the issues of same-sex marriage or any of the other issues.”
Somebody tell that to Frank Turek, who discovered by taking a hit to the wallet that Cisco most decidedly is not in fact “very welcoming of all points of view” at all. That statement is a total crock.
And Ms. Nagel was not done. She went on to say:
We appreciate that people bring differences as long as they don’t make others feel unwelcome or act in a manner that’s disrespectful toward others, so I appreciate your feeling about this and your concern and I can only suggest that you take a look at some of the stuff that we put on our website.
Ah yes, it’s important that folks at Cisco “don’t make others feel unwelcome.” Just how welcome is Frank Turek right now on the campus at Cisco, hmm, Ms. Nagel? And who’s making him “feel unwelcome?” Why that would be you!
And so the Night of the Long Knives continues. Who will the Brownshirts prey on next? An anxious nation awaits. Most assuredly, the wait will not be long.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)
Bryan Fischer is the Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association, where he provides expertise on a range of public policy topics. He hosts the "Focal Point" radio program on AFR Talk,which airs live on weekdays from 1-3 p.m. Central on American Family Radio's nationwide talk network of 145 stations.