Federal Appeals Court Upholds Firing Of NY Man Who Refused To Attend Workplace LGBTQ Diversity Training

The Buffalo News reports:

A federal appellate court Monday rejected the appeal of a fired account clerk who lost his job in 2018 for refusing to attend a mandatory workplace LGBTQ training session that he said conflicted with his religious beliefs. Raymond Zdunski sued seeking reinstatement, back pay and $10 million in damages, but a district court dismissed his lawsuit a year ago. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals backed BOCES’s decision to fire the man.

The Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is a public organization that was created by the New York State Legislature in 1948 to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state. “It just seems like the country is against the Christian way of life, and it’s for everything else,” Zdunski said. “We’re not allowed to practice our way of life but anyone else can, it seems.”

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BOCES says he was fired for insubordination. As you can see below, the case has earned raging headlines in the hate-o-sphere. The video below is from four years ago when the case first began.