Persecution in America

Ford contractor was fired for dissenting comment on company’s trans embrace

January 13, 2019

A man who worked as a contractor at a Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan claims he was fired last fall solely for a respectful comment challenging transgender ideology on a social media post celebrating another employee’s “gender transition.”

In October, Michigan pro-LGBT media outlet PrideSource published a profile on Lynn Keiser, a homosexual male research engineer at Ford attesting to the company’s wholehearted support for his “transition” to female.

A man who worked as a contractor at Ford’s Automatic Transmission Operations building in Livonia, Michigan, told PJ Media that he lost his job as a direct result of commenting on an internal company post celebrating Keiser. "Human beings are male or female, the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one’s sex as male or female,” wrote the man, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.

He says he had hoped to spark a conversation among the almost-uniformly favorable responses to the story, but the company instead “saw my comment as intolerant and at odds with its progressive ideologies.”

"Ford said that because of my comment and the intolerance that it represented (or so they accused me of) that my services to them would cease immediately,” the man claims. “I was told this in an unscheduled 1 on 1 meeting with my boss and an HR representative. I was told to pack up my belongings immediately, to leave my badge and computer, then I was walked out of the building like a criminal."

“I strongly feel that I've been persecuted for my moral values on this issue,” the former employee lamented, arguing that his original post was also an act of compassion for gender-confused colleagues. "The greatest kindness one can render to any man is leading him to truth,” he said, quoting St. Augustine.

In 2015, another Michigan-based former Ford contractor named Thomas Banks told LifeSiteNews he was fired for criticizing the company’s embrace of same-sex “marriage,” despite making the comments in response to a Ford request for feedback on the issue.

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