Unbelievable link of the week.
There was this guy, you see, who was doing a fine job in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and after it was made clear on a local cable news show that he thought homosexuality was "deviant" he was allowed to keep his job. Afterall, all he was doing (albeit not subtely, and not very charitably) was declaring his opinion on a topic far removed from anything dealing with his position within the WMATA on a public television chat show. I mean, nobody even watches those.
But we all know I'm lying. That intolerant, old-fashioned bastard was fired by the governor for not agreeing that homosexuality in general, and redefining marriage and allowing homosexual parenting was good. Or at the very minimum, not knowing to keep silent about his intolerant, old-fashioned opinions. Is that too much to ask? In the words of one of the other WMATA
Apparently if you don't think homosexuality is good, you aren't fit to supervise city bus schedules of any Washington-area town. You might... you know... discriminate against the homosexuals... by, like, making the 527 route really inconvenient to get to... or assign crappy buses to the gay parts of town... or... go on a public television show and not nod your head in firm affirmation of good 'ol sodomy.
So just a warning, citizens: thought crimes will now get you fired from your city job.
But no jail time, still. Not this decade. Maybe we'll have "progressed" far enough in the next decade that perpetrators of such heinous thought crimes will be prosecuted for jail sentences.
Please be sure to read that little article up there. It forebodes some very bad things.