Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NCReg: Marquette University: Opposition to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ a Form of Harassment

MILWAUKEE — An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of same-sex “marriage” and could reflect recent federal decisions that the belief in marriage as a union of a man and a woman is discriminatory.

Part of the employee anti-harassment training at Marquette University includes a presentation with a comic strip-style story about a fictional employee named “Harassed Hans,” a man in a wheelchair. The training encourages Hans to report to the university human resources department his co-workers Becky and Maria, who “have been talking about their opposition to same-sex marriage” all week.

“Their co-worker Hans is offended, but he struggles with whether to report the situation,” the comic says.

“Hans is right to report Maria and Becky’s conversation,” the presentation later adds.

The presentation shares the federal government’s new understanding that beliefs about marriage as a union only of one man and one woman can be a source of discrimination and illegal harassment.
continue at NC Register

also CNA: Catholic profs told to report opposition to 'gay marriage' as harassment

Of course, just complying with the law.  Can't take a stand on the issue.  Nothing more to see here, move along.

There is an essential difference between "harassment" and "opposition to same-sex marriage."  For those with short term memory, President Obama opposed same-sex marriage until 2012!  And even then said that it should be handled on the local level.  Are we supposed to take seriously the charge that President Obama had participated in harassment?

This is sort of like those phantom IRS threats against "political speech" in churches.  Regardless of standing policy, they cannot withstand the scrutiny of law.

See also: G. K. Chesterton: It’s Not Gay, and It’s Not Marriage

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