An Iowa man is suing his employer for religious discrimination after he was fired for stating that the homosexual “pride” flag is “an abomination to God.”
Daniel Snyder, 63, a devout Christian, was suspended and then terminated after he posted what he thought was an anonymous survey response to the industrial engineering company he worked for as “lead operator,” Arconic.
“It’s an abomination to God. Rainbow is not meant to be displayed as a sign for sexual gender,” Synder wrote in reference to the LGBT “pride” flag displayed on the webpage he was routed to after clicking a company email link. He says he thought the rainbow flag was a part of the survey and that his employer was seeking his feedback on the subject.
Synder later discovered that his comment was not an anonymous submission to Arconic but had been posted to the company’s public message board where it was seen by other employees. Arconic informed him that it had offended at least one employee, and went on to fire him for making an “offensive comment” in violation of the company’s “diversity policy.” Read more…