Luis Padilla, fired by Cargill for refusing to refrain from displaying his anti-equality views to his co-workers, is being groomed for full blown martyrdom by Victoria Cobb, et al. Of course, every anti-gay media piece about the case consistently redacts or ignores the fact that Padilla was employed in Cargill’s human resources office, indicating that they know perfectly well the significance of this.
Here we have a fine example of the anti-gay right standing logic smartly on its head. In Cobb’s world, “valuing differences” means equally valuing those who demonize difference, and “everyone matters” means those who feel that some of us don’t matter at all should be treated as if their views matter just as much. Apparently, these folks are so caught up in the vortex of this circular reasoning that they are blind to how absurd it sounds.
“The legal letter that we have received back from Cargill’s legal department has basically said that they have these ‘Valuing Differences’ initiatives and they have this ‘Everyone Matters’ policy; and yet, apparently, Mr. Padilla’s views are not respected.”
What can you expect from an organization that calls itself the Family Foundation as it busies itself with trying to destroy other people’s families? It must make perfect sense to them to think that the universe of diversity and non-discrimination includes the rejection of diversity, and the right to discriminate.
They are milking Cargill’s decision to fire Padilla for all it’s worth. It’s a very creative attempt, sort of like the pretense that equal treatment under the law for everyone constitutes “special rights” for people they define as undeserving of equal treatment.
Sorry, Ms. Cobb. If you work in the human resources office of a company, your job is to uphold their non-discimination policies, not make up your own policy that includes your personal right to discriminate. Especially when you have worked at the company for only five months. One has to wonder about a prior relationship between Padilla and the Family Foundation. The timing of this incident is certainly interesting.
All viewpoints, no matter now noxious, are entitled to equal treatment in a public forum. But this was not a public forum.