Lacey Smith joins the crowd of Christians that dared to speak their mind and wound up getting fired for it. Not only are you not supposed to talk about LGBTQ but you shouldn’t reveal that you believe differently from a corporation. The corporate mindset now doesn’t tolerate and is threatened by individuality. The irony is corporations start from an individual with an idea that just takes off and grows.
Fired from a position she loved
She just wanted to talk about a bill the company supported, a pro-LGBT Equality Act. She asked on a message board if, “As a company, do you think it’s possible to regulate morality?”
She dared to suggest that gender orientation was a moral issue according to Alaska Airlines. Her question also brings into question that it might not be possible for a company to be a god. Curiously, the question had some likes and another employee took it a little further once the comment was removed. “Does Alaska support: endangering the Church, encouraging suppression of religious freedom, obliterating women rights and parental rights? …”
— First Liberty Institute (@1stLiberty) September 11, 2021
Fired but fighting back
Smith told Newsweek, “I was shocked that the airline I loved working for fired me for asking a question about something the airline asked us to support. I thought my question would receive the same level of respect that I give to others. It’s frightening to think that Americans can lose their jobs for simply asking questions about important issues.”
The bill, H.R. 5, “prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment housing, credit and the jury system. It more specifically defines and includes sex, sexual orientation and gender identity among prohibited categories of discrimination and segregation.” It passed the House 224-206. It’s fate in the Senate remains to be seen.
Two employees were fired
First Liberty filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in August. The lawsuit was announced September 10 with the title, “First Liberty Defends Christian Flight Attendant Fired for Questioning the Equality Act.”
The complaint just suggests she just worried about how religious beliefs are treated at work. She wasn’t preaching. She just asked a question. And the problem is bigger than just her.
You’re fired if you suggest a corporation can’t do something
First Liberty is working with both employees. “Lacey’s termination demonstrates the heavy hand woke corporate America wields over religious employees, as well as the devastating repercussions that can follow. The consequences for those who dare to violate the ‘acceptable’ speech codes set up by the corporate elite are extreme. This brave patriot has resolved to be the one to stand by her God-given rights to believe as her conscious and faith dictate, not the official ‘woke’ narrative from a corporation,”
The second fired flight attendant continued, “This act will force every American to agree with controversial government-imposed ideology or be treated as an outlaw. The Equality act [Act] would affect everything from girls’ and women’s showers and locker rooms to women’s shelters and women’s prisons, endangering safety and diminishing privacy. Giving people blanket permission to enter private spaces for the opposite sex enables sexual predators to exploit the rules and gain easy access to victims. This is the Equality Act.”