Sunday, July 27, 2014

Newspaper Editor, Fired for Being Christian, Sues

The Newton (Iowa) Daily News fired editor Bob Eschliman for writing on a personal blog about attacks on Christianity via the Gay Agenda re-write of God's Word called the "Queen James Bible" whereby homosexualists provide spineless church leaders with fodder to enable acceptance of deviant sexual behavior as being Christian.
“It’s pretty easy to brush off a nonsensical contrived version of the Bible, but that’s not the deceivers’ end goal.  No, they want all Christendom to abandon their faith. They do that by ‘proselytizing’ to church leaders to change their view on homosexuality.”
-- Bob Eschliman, 41-year-old married father of two
UPDATE 6/20/15: Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Corporations Embrace Gay Agenda, With a Vengeance Against Christians

Homosexualists Force Pro-marriage Internet CEO Resignation

Christian Sports Commentator Fired for Supporting Natural Marriage

President Obama's "Justice" Department Forces Sexual Deviancy on Employees

Also read about the Pew Research study proving media bias for the Gay Agenda as well as a University of Iowa journalism professor who says "ignorant Iowa Jesus Freaks" have no business choosing presidential candidates.

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-- From "Former editor claims religious discrimination" posted at Newton Daily News 7/24/14

Former Newton Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman filed a complaint Wednesday against the newspaper, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs. The paperwork was filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Milwaukee.

Eschliman was fired May 5, less than a week after receiving national media attention for his personal blog addressing the Queen James translation of the Bible.

“I’d like to talk a little bit about deceivers among us, most notably the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo effort to reword the Bible to make their sinful nature ‘right with God,’” he wrote.

He concluded his blog entry with, “If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy [Satan].”

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From "Editor fired for anti-gay blog files complaint" by The Associated Press, posted at Dubuque Telegraph Herald 7/25/14

The EEOC could order the newspaper's parent company, Shaw Media Inc., to compensate Eschliman with back pay, future pay and exemplary damages. It also could issue him a right to sue letter allowing him to pursue his complaint in federal court.

The newspaper published a column by [Shaw Media President John] Rung on the day it announced Eschliman's firing. In it, Rung said Eschliman's posting did not reflect the opinion of the newspaper or the company. He said Eschliman's public airing of his views "compromised the reputation of this newspaper and his ability to lead it."

Eschliman's attorney, [former U.S. Attorney] Matt Whitaker, said he doesn't believe his client's comments approach hate speech and added that Eschliman was "expressing his deeply held religious beliefs which are mainstream Christian beliefs."

"I just really think this case is a prime example of where religious freedom in our country is under assault and we need to send a strong message," said Whitaker, a Des Moines attorney who also is getting support from the Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal organization focusing on religious liberty issues.

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From "Editor who used 'gaystapo' claims religious discrimination" by Daniel Finney and William Petroski, Des Moines Register 7/23/14

In late April, Eschliman, 41, a member of Christian Reformed Church of Newton, wrote a personal blog post criticizing the "Queen James Bible," a website that rewrites the Christian Bible to be friendlier to gays. Eschliman accused "the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo" of trying "to make their sinful nature right with God."

Jim Romenesko, who hosts a widely read online blog about the news media, reported on Eschliman's post and questioned whether Eschliman, in light of his publicly stated views, would be able to fairly cover issues involving gays.

Shaw Media, a Dixon, Ill., company, suspended Eschliman with pay and eventually fired him. Eschliman's attorneys claim that violated his constitutional rights of religious expression. Newton Daily News Publisher Dan Goetz declined to comment Wednesday.

"No one should be fired for simply expressing his religious beliefs," Whitaker said. "In America, it is against the law to fire an employee for expressing a religious belief in public. This kind of religious intolerance by an employer has no place in today's welcoming workforce."

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Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

And read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians