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2nd UPDATE! – GoFundMe: I Got Fired For Anti-Gay Proselytizing Campaign REMOVED and RETURNED

UPDATE: Sunday 9/20/2015 – 8:00am. – It’s baaaack.  But this time time with a re-write ending: 

My name is Chris Routson we are from Middletown, the story above is true and was written with the help of a Friend. I don’t want to confuse anybody with the 3rd person reading of this account. It reads better that way was the only reason. Also I am in control of this page. The funds of this page represent the in-between jobs and bills gap that is needs to have ends meet for example, the house payment, gas and electric, insurance, and health needs such as prescriptions. 

In other words.  RIGHT WING WELFARE

 

UPDATE: Saturday 9/19/2015 – 1:10pm. – After reaching out to GoFundMe with the below information Routson’s Right Wing Welfare Campaign has been removed.

BOOYAH!

 

Chris Rouston Money beg

 

Right Wing Welfare Scam on GoFundMe:  I Got Fired For Harassment and Anti-Gay Proselytizing At Work So Give Me $$$’s!

Another day, another so-called “Christian” scam.

Chris Routson of Middleton, OH admits was fired after repeated anti-gay proselytizing to lesbian and gay coworkers. After repeated warning from his boss Chris decided to continue preaching the anti-gay word because his warped version of “Bigot Jesus” as told to him by Ray Comfort, a  New Zealand-born Christian “minister” and “evangelist” who has no formal training nor theological degree tole him “BJ” is the REAL boss of the steel plant and so he got fired. And because now that he was fired for his “faith” Routson wants you yto send him money.

Via the GoFundMe money beg.

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 immediately 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.

According to Routson’s Facebook page he “LEFT” that job way back BEFORE March of 2015.  So its very interesting that the beg is coming up now.

And  according to the Department of Labor, Routson did indeed violate Workplace Harassment laws.  So why is GoFundMe allowing his page to remain active?  

If you have a moment PLEASE REPORT Chris Routson’s Anti-Gay Money Beg as a scam.

WE MUST STOP these hateful people from profiting on their anti-gay bigotry.

**NOTE:  After seeing on his Facebook page that Routson’s departure date from his job was in March we contacted him to tell him him to tell him we were are of the fact.  He has since deleted that post.

But we have a screenshot! (Note his post leaving his job is posted BEFORE the March 1 profile pic update. BUSTED!)

 

Chris Rouston

 

AFL-CIO Declares War on HRC, Tells Members And Other Unions To Stop Donating Money

AFLCIO

 

The AFL-CIO’s LGBT constituency group Pride at Work is declaring war on the Human Rights Campaign.

The LGBT workers’ organization this weekend approved a scathing resolution that calls on members and organizations to stop funding the Human Rights Campaign until the advocacy group addresses what Pride at Work sees as huge and detrimental  issues and  problems with HRC’s yearly Corporate Equality Index.

The opening  of the page-long resolution  indicates the tone of Pride at Work’s message, and its ongoing frustration with the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization.

“Too often, HRC has catered to its big-moneyed donors at the expense of those who live on the margins. These misguided priorities have disproportionately impacted the transgender community, people of color, and workers, and; … LGBT consumers look to the CEI when deciding how to spend their hard-earned money.”

Pride at Work argues, “the CEI should paint an accurate and complete picture about companies’ policies and practices when it comes to LGBT equality, but has fallen woefully short of this standard. “Pride at Work calls upon all labor unions, labor federations, and labor-affiliated organizations to cease funding HRC at all levels until these matters are addressed in a manner that shows HRC stands in solidarity with all working Americans for a fair, just and equal society.”

Using WalMart as an example Pride at Work pointed to some of the many serious flaws in HRC’s so called “Corporate Equality Index”:

Walmart got a 90 percent pro-LGBT rating on the Corporate Equality Index on the recommendation of HRC’s corporate advisory council-a board with no worker or union representatives despite the fact that Walmart’s record of constant labor law-breaking, discrimination against gays in the workplace, support of a discriminatory Arkansas law and denial of health benefits to the partner of a lesbian Walmart worker

“Through this resolution, the members of Pride@Work are demanding that enough is enough,” said Communications Workers official Shane Larson, Pride at Work’s co-president. “Working people are under attack every day, and a war on their rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by many of the corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate. Too often, HRC has catered to its big-moneyed donors at the expense of those who live on the margins,” it begins. “These misguided priorities have disproportionately impacted the transgender community, people of color, and workers.”

Pride at Work executive director Jerame Davis in an interview with The Advocate stated that they have reached out to the HRC time and time again but to no avail.

Pride at Work has “spent significant time and energy over the past year or so attempting to educate HRC and advocate our position with them,”  said Davis. “With little to nothing to show for our efforts, we felt it was our moral obligation to speak out in service of our members and all of the LGBT workers who are, at times, hoodwinked into thinking a corporation has a great track record on LGBT equality when, in fact, all they have is a piece of paper and HRC’s imprimatur.  What’s more, the CEI doesn’t account for a corporation’s compliance with their own policies HRC will readily admit they have no ability to verify that the policies they grade in the CEI are actually followed by the company. added Davis . “So, not only do they not grade employers on their willingness to let workers organize a union, they have no actual means of ensuring these companies they give high marks are actually treating their LGBT workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

For years many activist including this writer have called out the Human Rights Campaign on their big money donor bias.  

It’s good to see the AFL-CIO and Pride At Work stand up to the bloated corporate LGBT equality behemoth. 

 

*The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States. It is made up of fifty-six national and international unions, together representing more than 12 million active and retired workers

 

Source:  The Advocate and People’s World