- Dec 26, 2010
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- Arrowtown, New Zealand
He was fired for displaying bigotry...nothing to do with religious expression.Here in the U.S., I think the case would be pretty clear. It appears that Mr. Folau was fired for expressing his legitimate religious beliefs, outside of the context of his work. This makes it a clear cut case of religious discrimination on the part of his employer, which would be blatantly illegal here in the U.S., and in any event, ethically and morally unjustifiable, even if it is legal where it occurred.We have freedom of speech. We also have repercussions as a result of that speech. You will not be censored, but it does not necessarily stop the after effects.
I found this article…
Rugby Australia reportedly face financial ruin in Israel Folau case
…which states that the Rugby Australia organization could be put “on the precipice of insolvency” if it loses this case. If so, then I have not a bit of sympathy for them. They should have thought of the possible consequences,as well as the moral implications, before they made the choice to engage in such an outrageous violation of their employee's basic human rights to freedom of religion and expression. Perhaps their ruin will stand as an example to other organizations and employers contemplating similar offenses.