Friday, September 18, 2015

Anti-Gay Christian Fired After Employer Told Him to Stop Proselytizing to Lesbian Co-Workers // Now He Has a GoFundMe Page

There's an annoying crowdfund circulating today that benefits a guy who got recently after he repeatedly proselytized lesbian co-workers with material from Ray Comfort's annoying anti-gay movie, "Audacity." I haven't seen "Audacity," but I've listened to an interview about the film with Ray Comfort. It was enough to know that I never want to watch "Audacity." Comfort's marketing campaign essentially seems to be about convincing gay people that he's not being "hateful" when he tells us that we're going to Hell.

According to the GoFundMe account, this guy got fired after repeatedly prostelytizing to his co-workers even after his employer told him to knock it off:
Chris Routson was fired from his job as a steel worker after sharing his faith. He and his wife, Bekah, along with their two children are now without income. Chris shared Ray Comforts new movie “Audacity” during a Facebook chat with a lesbian co-worker. He did this from his own home and while off the clock. He was called into the office the following day and was given a warning to stop communicating with that individual. A few days later he was lovingly sharing his personal testimony, along with the gospel with another lesbian co-worker. She complained to management and Chris was sent home. A few days later Chris was called into his manager’s office where he was told he was being fired. They denied his unemployment and offered no severance pay. The company also imediately cut off health insurance and payflex card. Chris’ desire was to lovingly and gracefully share his faith. He didn’t single out homosexuality but said that all people need to repent and put their trust in Jesus. He never intended to make anybody feel uncomfortable and had no idea that he was putting his job (of 14 years) at risk.
One might argue that he might have realized that he was putting his job at risk after repeatedly proselytizing to co-workers, even after being told to stop. It's also possible that there is more to his story than what he's stated on his GoFundMe page.

He's managed to raise about $2,715, as of this writing. Also while writing this post, he just purged his GoFundMe page of comments -- most of which were unimpressed with his situation. But he did just post a number to a "turn or burn" phone service that wants you to know that God's Judgment is just around the corner and that you're heading to Hell.

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