Originally Posted by Rick336
The ground that I have to stand on is my belief that all men are created equal. It's obvious that I don't support the views of those who hate us. But I do support their right to those views. That's how freedom works.
True, but I'm having a hard time believing you'd hire someone who thinks God hates you and you are out to drag as many American families to hell with you as you can... You'd have to be sorta nuts.
I understand what you mean. If I ran a day care for children, I would not hire a convicted child molester for obvious reasons. His past criminal record would be too great of a risk and the stigma would cost me my business. Plus, a child molestation conviction puts his mental and emotional health into question.
If I owned a business in California, would I hire a person who helped organize the campaign to support Prop 8? That would depend on their criminal record, background, qualifications, skills, education, dependability, and how well they work with others.
I think to deny someone employment for no other reason than because their views of the world don't match mine would be very unfair.
I'm not talking about those with different views. I'm talking about those with diametrically opposed, if not down right dangerous ones.
Point is we all discriminate. And MUST... The solution is not to deny it, but to learn to hone it into a valid and edifying tool.