Christian Man Fired for Calling Homosexuality 'Immoral' Files Suit against Ford
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Jul 28
A Michigan man is suing Ford Motor Company after the company fired him for calling homosexuality “immoral.” The Christian Post reports Thomas Banks, a contract engineer, was terminated without warning in August 2014 after Ford updated its policies to become more LGBT friendly.
The company reportedly posted an article about the new policies on its Intranet with a comments section. When Banks stated his opinion against the changes, he was swiftly fired for “harassment” without permission to discuss the matter with officials.
Banks wrote, "For this Ford Motor Company should be thoroughly ashamed. Endorsing and promoting sodomy is of benefit to no one. This topic is disruptive to the workplace and is an assault on Christians and morality, as well as antithetical to our design and our survival. Immoral sexual conduct should not be a topic for an automotive manufacturer to endorse or promote."
Radio host Mitch Albom said, "If you don't want people to complain about something, why are you having a comment section?"
The Liberty Institute says that Banks was discriminated against for his Christian faith. According to the legal group, Banks’ case "is just one in a line of instances of competent employees being stripped of their jobs because they expressed their religious beliefs."
Publication date: July 28, 2015