TIMBERVILLE -- A Broadway man claims Cargill fired him from his job here during the first week of October because a message on his pickup truck supported the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage. ...Yes, I am appalled that someone could be fired for supporting marriage.
The proposed state amendment, which is on the ballot for the Nov. 7 election, would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Padilla, 40, supports the marriage amendment. On his truck's rear window he wrote, "Please, vote for marriage on Nov. 7." ...
Vote4marriage.org has posted Padilla's firing on its Web site.
"It appears that Mr. Padilla's civil rights have been violated in an egregious act of viewpoint discrimination and violation of his right to free speech," Victoria Cobb, spokeswoman for va4marriage.org, said on the organization's Web site.
"It is abundantly clear that those who seek to impose same-sex marriage on society are not at all interested in tolerance of other viewpoints. And they are willing to go so far as to destroy a man's family and take his livelihood to get their way. I believe that when they hear this story, the people of Virginia will be appalled."
Monday, October 23, 2006
Fired for supporting marriage