Man gets fired for wearing “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” t-shirt to work…
Chris “Cmar” Martin of the rock group Hostage Calm says that Wes Breedwell, a friend of the band got canned for wearing a “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” tee shirt, while at work at Rocketown.
What I heard from him was a long pattern of discrimination against him for not being Christian and for supporting marriage equality.
Rocketown is a Christian-owned non-profit community center and venue: not a church. And yet, over the seven years he has worked there, he’s been denied opportunities for advancement and salary based on his non-Christian beliefs. Today, Rocketown fired him for wearing this shirt commemorating equality (along with his non-Christian activity on social-media pages).
Wes emphasized that employees routinely wear band shirts at Rocketown. So why did this shirt cause such a problem?
This shirt represents an idea that all people have the right to live their lives without being told who to love and whose love is more valuable. It represents equality under the law. It represents the freedom to choose.
Breed well recived the above letter from his manager that said “you cannot wear a shirt to work on an office day or a show day supporting same sex marriage” and criticized him for presenting beliefs that “contradict the mission.”
“Christians of THIS KIND are the pure evil of this world” 2 snaps and a rewind….
p.s. Props to Wes for standing up to bigotry and supporting equality!
Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/nashville-club-fires-staffer-wearing-i-support-same-sex-marriage-shirt-20130122/#ixzz2Ihrtm19S