Hypocrites claim a right to marriage but applaud a man getting fired for merely saying he would marry his dog.
This guy got fired for posting a snarky comment on Facebook following the Supreme Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage. His employer was evidently offended that he’d try to make a connection between legalizing homosexual marriages and legalizing man-dog marriages.
Just as a business should be able to turn down an order from a customer for any reason, a business should be able to terminate a worker’s employment for any reason. It is common courtesy to provide a reason for firing someone, but I certainly don’t think it should be law that a business has to have a “valid” reason for doing so. The government shouldn’t get involved unless there was a breach of contract.
While this business had a right to fire this man, their reason is completely ridiculous and hypocritical. The Blaze reported:
Ryan Uhler readily admits he can be a troublemaker when it comes to social media activity.
“It’s funny to go on and just see what other people are thinking and maybe stir the pot in either direction,” the Florida man told WZVN-TV.
So the day after the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Uhler hopped on Facebook and “thought it’d be funny to post a picture of me and the dog,” he told the station.
His beloved pooch, Rocco, to be precise.
But then came Uhler’s fateful caption: ”How is marrying a dog different if you love them? Today I hope we can focus on doggy-style love. I love my dog Rocco, and he loves me. Hopefully one day we can be married.”
Uhler said the company where he’d worked as a digital marketing specialist for the last two years — Grace Tax Advisory Group in Fort Myers — fired him because of his post.
“What happened was, they took it out of context,” he told WZVN.
Trial lawyer Scot Goldberg told the station that while the company’s actions are “a little bit over the line,” Uhler’s former bosses have legal recourse since Florida is an “at will” state — meaning no reason is needed for firing without notice.
Now relegated to hoofing it for a new job — you might call it “Ryan Uhler’s Day Off” and then some — his affection for Rocco remains steadfast.
“I love my dog,” he told the station, “just as much as I love my wife and my kid.”
There were probably millions of Facebook status updates and comments all celebrating the Supreme Court’s opinion. What if someone got fired for posting one of those comments? That would be called discrimination, and the company would go out of business, and those involved in the firing would go to prison for hate crimes.
But this guy is seen as a dissenter. He’s not allowing the Supreme Court to give him his correct opinion. That’s not allowed these days. The Supreme Court isn’t just an entity that makes opinions on individual cases. They create and constantly update our culture’s ever-changing and arbitrary morality. People are expected to bend their knee to the Justices, and some would say to Anthony Kennedy himself, the tie-breaker. Not only is “science” determined by an artificial and politically connected consensus, morality is as well.
Uhler’s comments were totally innocuous and silly. But what got his company angry was that his comments made a very good, but painful point. If marriage isn’t just between a man and a woman, and that the only qualification to be married is “love,” then why is it still “wrong” to want to marry a child, or your dog, or a tree? When the truth hurts, our culture doesn’t want to engage in conversation. That’s their queue to stifle it and tell you to submit, or else.