A federal court ruled Wednesday a funeral home could not fire a transgender person because doing so displays discrimination based on gender identity.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled the Harris Funeral Homes owner discriminated against transgender employee Aimee Stephens when he fired Stephens in 2013.
“Discrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes or their transgender and transitioning status, is illegal under Title VII,” the three appellate case ruling judges wrote in their decision, according to Michigan Radio.
Michigan resident Aimee Stephens sent his boss, Thomas Rost, a letter in 2013 explaining he felt he had been born in the wrong body and was really a woman, according to WXYZ Detroit.
Stephens said he was going to start dressing as a woman and wanted Rost to be aware of the upcoming changes.
Stephens sued on grounds of discrimination after Rost fired him, but a lower court ruled against him.
Rost acknowledged he indeed fired Aimee because his religious beliefs didn’t allow him to feel comfortable with a transgender employee directing his funeral home business.
Rost said it was his religious freedom and right as a business owner to let go an employee he deemed unfit.
Source: Federal Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Person and Against Religious Freedom
TRUTH BOMBS: Have they not read? Have they not studied the Word of God? What is their definition of “Equal”. Homosexuality is hatred toward God through rebellion. The saved will not be a homosexual because that is an abomination to the Lord.
If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. “Deuteronomy 32:41 (KJV)
“They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought. ” Job 8:22 (KJV)
“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. ” Psalm 97:10 (KJV)
Source: Montel Williams Implores Christians to Accept LGBT Community: ‘We Are All Equal In the Eyes of the Lord’ | TheBlaze.com
TRUTHBOMBS: These people need mental and spiritual help not legal support! YOUR GENDER IDENTITY IS WHAT YOU WERE BORN WITH! Stop catering to these people who live in fantasyland.
ARTICLE: Dana Zzyym needed a U.S. passport, but the application offered only two gender choices: male or female. For Zzyym, neither was accurate.
Source: Intersex person who was denied a passport over gender designation sues U.S. government – LA Times
TRUTH BOMBS: Way to go Liberals, Yeah Gender Identity was such a healthy fantasy for the American people! Just open bathrooms up to all the perverts.
ARTICLE: A self-identifying transgender woman was arrested Monday after secretly taking photos of a teenage girl in a changing room in an Idaho Target, authorities said.Shauna Patricia Smith, whose legal name is Sean Patrick Smith, was arrested Tuesday by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of voyeurism, Sgt. Bryan Lovell told BuzzFeed News.Authorities allege Smith, 43, used a cell phone to secretly record an 18-year-old girl who was trying on a bathing suit in a fitting room at the Target in Ammon, near Idaho Falls. Smith allegedly held the iPhone over the top of a barrier separating two changing rooms.Smith allegedly fled when confronted by the teenager’s mother, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Eastern Idaho News. The two women described Smith “as a white male who was wearing a dress and a blonde wig,” according to the affidavit.A witness told investigators they observed Smith flee the scene in a vehicle, which was traced to Smith.A roommate told authorities Smith identified as a transgender woman, according to an affidavit.”Detectives were able to review witness information and security footage from Target that led them to come in contact with 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, who also identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, a transgender female,” Sgt. Lovell told BuzzFeed News in a statement.
Source: Trans Woman Arrested For Taking Photos Of Teen In Target Dressing Room
TRUTH BOMBS: This shows more evidence that there is nothing “Christian” about Christian rock and modern Christian music. YOU CANNOT BE A CHRISTIAN IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT CHRIST BELIEVED (AND CHRIST BELIEVED NO FALSEHOOD) AND NOT SUBMIT TO CHRIST’S AND HIS APOSTLE’S TEACHINGS. The article says he has a wife and kids which is more evidence that he was straight but cultural influences changed him.
ARTICLE: The first time I spoke with Trey Pearson was through a rearview mirror.I’ve made it a habit—a pretty natural one as a storyteller—of chatting up my drivers since Uber took over the city’s social bus driver role, and there’s been plenty to dig into. The retired Air Force officer who smelled like Drakkar Noir. The catering chef who let me sing Lauryn Hill songs with her on my birthday. The out-of-town cop making weekend money to stash away for his daughter’s college fund. None stuck with me the way Trey did.Just a few minutes before I departed for some assorted happy hour, Trey, arching his neck and speaking once more into the rearview, said something that bounced around in my head for the rest of the night, and to be honest, for several months after:“I’m gay, and one of the only people who knows is my wife.”On the balance, a story of a man coming to terms with his sexuality and coming out of the closet is no bombshell, especially not in a progressive city such as Columbus—but Trey wasn’t just a musician—he was a bona fide rock star.Since 1997, he’s been the core of Everyday Sunday, a highly successful alternative outfit who’s sold hundreds of thousands of records, scored multiple #1 singles on the national radio charts, toured all 50 states and 20 countries, and signed to a reputable label in Nashville.
Source: Modern Gospel |
Article: “In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox attended a vigil for the victims and gave a speech, which soon went viral, in which he apologized for his past homophobic behavior and thanked the LGBTQ community for being patient with him while he evolved.”
No!I grieve for them. For their loss and for their lifestyle. How can they be saved unless some tells them. They are eternally lost with Christ, so hold fast Christians. Do not give in to the teachings of Satan.
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” Hebrews 10:22-23 (KJV)
Source: Save Your Sympathy. You Are The Problem.
Pastor Gerald Sharon said he was asked to quit because he would not condemn homosexuality.
Well, Duh! if you don’t believe what Christ believed and obey what Christ and his Apostles command, then how can you be a Christian? Therefore why should you work for a Church?
Source: California pastor resigns over gay marriage stance