Christian consultant gets another pink slip
by Charlie Butts
Yet another major corporation has fired a well-known leadership and teambuilding trainer for writing a book on how same-gender “marriage” causes harm.
Dr. Frank Turek is the author of Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone. First, Cisco Systems canceled a training contract with Turek even though the sessions had nothing to do with his views on same-gender marriage. Now, Bank of America has done the same — and in both cases, because one person complained.
“And he got a call from the [BOA] vice president for inclusion and diversity — which is funny because the ‘inclusion’ person called to exclude him from the workforce by firing him for simply holding an opinion that’s held by most Americans,” explains Dr. Mike Adams, associate professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
Adams, who is also a conservative columnist for Townhall.com, wonders hypothetically what would happen if a conservative staff member at BOA complained of a man providing a seminar who happens to be homosexual and had written a book defending homosexual marriage.
“Would it have been taken seriously? Well, no,” says Adams, answering his own rhetorical question. “I think in the case of Bank of America … it’s more realistic to assume that the person making the complaint under that scenario would have been charged with sexual harassment or excluded from the workplace.”
The criminology prof goes on to say that Turek’s case is an example “of the extreme political correctness that we have seen that’s beginning to leak into the business world — and it’s a shame.”