Sunday, October 22, 2006

Intolerance from the Left?

Here's an interesting development.

In Harrisonburg, Virginia, Luis Padilla was fired - FIRED - from his job at Cargill because he had a Marriage Amendment bumper sticker on his vehicle in the company parking lot ...

... on his own, personal vehicle ... not a company vehicle ...

... a bumper sticker ... not unlike what many of us display on our vehicles supporting causes, candidates, the whales ... whatever!

After "receiving complaints," the company warned him. So the next day he parked outside the company parking lot ... but was fired anyway because he was told his vehicle was still on company property.

Can anyone say "i-n-t-o-l-e-r-a-n-c-e"?

In Staunton and Augusta County, some restaurants and businesses displaying George Allen signs on their property have received harrassing phone calls and visits from angry liberals complaining they won't eat or shop there anymore.


And now Mr. Padilla is fired in Harrisonburg for displaying a Marriage Amendment bumper sticker on his own vehicle.

Can anyone say "c-o-m-m-u-n-i-s-m"?

So today it's the Marriage Amendment sign ... tomorrow it could be my Republican candidate sign. Where's the ACLU? They need to defend this man for wrongful firing. And the company needs to be slapped upside the head.

I'm telling you ... people had better wake up! The libs want it their way and, though they proclaim to entertain tolerance for all, what they really mean is tolerance only for those who think like they do. The rest of us can go to hell in a handbasket.

Write a letter to the editor.

Send an email to Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate Chris Saxman thanking them for standing up for Mr. Padilla.

Contact Cargill and let them know you disappove of their intolerance.

Spread the word to everyone that we need their vote! Work the polls for an hour on Election Day to show a strong pro-family, pro-Republican presence.

Vote on November 7th! And stay strong ... for freedom.


Andrew from Middlebrook said...

SWAC Girl,

You and I have disagreed on a lot of issues, but not this one. What Cargill did was wrong. I could not believe the story when I read it...the headline made me think he had hung a giant sign on the Cargill building, when in reality all he had done is put it on his truck.

Those that complained had every right to put a bumper sticker on their vehicle and could have engaged Mr. Padilla in polite debate. But to get him fired? Insanity.

SWAC Girl said...

The party that claims to be "tolerant" is tolerant only of those who agree with their points of view. I hope Mr. Padilla fights this and is reinstated to his job. If we don't speak out, tomorrow it could be us.