Back in a January a Ford worker filed an EEOC complaint against the automaker, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated after he responded to an internal newsletter with an anti-gay tirade. The EEOC decided in April not to pursue the complaint, which was filed by the Texas-based anti-gay hate group, the Liberty Institute. Now the man has filed a federal lawsuit against Ford for violating his Christian right to be a total douchebag. Via the Detroit Free Press:
Thomas Banks of Ypsilanti filed a federal lawsuit against Rapid Global Business Solutions, an engineering and employment service in Troy, and Ford, where he had been on assignment at a Dearborn plant for more than three years. Banks, a Christian, claims his civil rights were violated because he was fired Aug. 4, 2014, after speaking up in defense of his religious beliefs. He accused Ford of “endorsing and promoting sodomy.” The suit seeks an unspecified amount for damages for loss of wages, mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation, shame and anxiety. “As we have not yet seen the complaint, we are not in a position to comment on it,” Ford said in a statement. A spokeswoman for Rapid Global also had not seen the lawsuit.
Here is the rant Banks sent back to his Ford bosses after receiving the January newsletter:
“For this Ford Motor should be thoroughly ashamed. Endorsing and promoting sodomy is of benefit to no one. This topic is disruptive to the workplace and is an assault on Christians and morality, as well as antithetical to our design and our survival. Immoral sexual conduct should not be a topic for an automotive manufacturer to endorse or promote. And yes-this is historic-but not in a good way. Never in the history of mankind has a culture survived that promotes sodomy. Heterosexual behavior creates life – homosexual behavior leads to death.“