Starbucks Barista Sues Over Getting Fired For Not Wearing Pride Shirt
I hate to take sides on things like this, but this story just reminds me of the millions of things LGBTQ people have had to do over the years that they didn’t agree with. I think it just amazes me that straight people like this person never think about all we’ve had to take and deal with. Like all the straight weddings we had to endure when we weren’t legally allowed to marry. That was not fun. We went and never complained or sued anyone. And, all the discrimination, all the shame, and all the hate we’ve had to endure without complaining. In most cases, we couldn’t speak up because no one knew we were gay and we didn’t want to suffer the shame that has always been associated with being gay. So when people like this barista at Starbucks refuse to wear something as simple as a Pride shirt because it supposedly goes against her religious beliefs I honestly don’t care what happens to them. I don’t even see a connection between religion and Pride. One is about freedom and equality and the other is about oppression and control.
The complaint said Fresse believes “marriage is defined in the Bible as between one man and one woman only, and that any sexual activity which takes place outside of this context is contrary to her understanding of Biblical teaching.”
Here’s more. I hope there’s a follow up to this one. I’m interested in seeing how this turns out.