Catholic Minister Fired for ‘Liking’ Friends’ Marriage Post
A report from an ABC affiliate reveals that a campus minister for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland lost his job after he “liked” a friend’s post about their same-sex marriage.
Keith Kozak was a campus minister at Cleveland State University. He claims that “liking” the friend’s post, as well as a 2017 post at another friend’s same-sex wedding, triggered the termination.
“I really wasn’t even thinking about it at the time, that it would be anything detrimental,” Kozak told WEWS TV about the incident “[It] really feels discouraging that this is still happening.”
Kozak was questioned by his supervisor and a member of the Diocese’s human resources team about a week ago. While he initially assumed it might be about an expected promotion, the questioning quickly turned to his social media.
“They sat me down and they said we had seen some things on Facebook and Twitter and that would like to talk to you about that,” said Kozak.
“The very next day, I received a letter that said I was terminated,” he added.
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland refused to discuss the incident, beyond citing the ministerial exception to anti-discrimination laws in their hiring practices.
Kozak is gay and Catholic, but his termination has raised doubt for him.
“It’s a wake-up call that I didn’t really realize the Catholic Church would act like this,” he said.
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‘Superman Loves Louis Lane’: Trump-Loving Lawmaker Tweets Hilarious Typo in Anger Over New Bisexual Comic Book Storyline
It’s official. There will be a bisexual Superman. And just as quickly as the news was announced homophobic conservatives went into overdrive.
The Superman is not Clark Kent but his son, Jonathan Kent, whose mother is Lois Lane, not Louis Lane, for those keeping track.
The New York Times reports Jonathan “will soon begin a romantic relationship with a male friend, DC Comics announced Monday.” The reporter posted a “photo” of the new couple:
Please check out my piece about the Jonathan Kent news that @DCComics announced today. I spoke with @TomTaylorMade about the developments and also had a chance to talk to @ghweldon about the topic. Read it here: https://t.co/Sq4SmxwMuj. Welcome to the family, Jon! pic.twitter.com/giEg4MlewB
— George Gene Gustines (@georgegustines) October 11, 2021
Meanwhile, Arizona Republican state Senator Wendy Rogers was apparently so triggered she tweeted, “Superman loves Louis Lane. Period. Hollywood is trying to make Superman gay and he is not.”
Her tweet also relied on a bigoted and homophobic lisp “joke,” saying, “Just rename the whole version Thooperman.”
Senator Rogers is a freshman lawmaker who was elected last year after running for office in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, before finally winning in 2020.
She was far from the only right winger (her bio reads: “Conservative America First Pro-Trump Republican,” and “Air Force pilot, biz entrepreneur, homeschool mom. #MAGA“) who is outraged, but she is getting mocked the most for it.
Clark Kent (the original Superman) still loves Lois (not Louis) Lane. DC comics (not Hollywood) have revealed Clark & Lois’ son Jon (the current Superman) is bisexual (not gay). Current Superman’s love interest isn’t Lois Lane because she is his mother & that would be messed up. https://t.co/erZBdwNuhM
— Alexander (@purplechrain) October 11, 2021
Wow. A gay lisp joke in 2021?
You Republicans are just as lazy as you are trashy.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 11, 2021
Self own by typo. https://t.co/lCeogjdq6q
— The Town That Dreaded Ashley Lynch 🔪🎬 (@ashleylynch) October 11, 2021
A. Clark Kent loves Superman
B. The Superman that’s bi is Jon Kent (Clark’s son)
C. Who in the green hell is Louis Lane? https://t.co/sxoEpdlTjs
— T’Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) October 11, 2021
Here’s Louis Lane pic.twitter.com/LSnuSMV7Fk
— painted mask (@SarahHall1975) October 11, 2021
Everyone’s dunking on the “Louis” thing but I am losing it at a sitting state senator doing a “gay lisp” joke in 2021 https://t.co/zjtZSfbLOU
— 🚩Dan Credentials🚩 (@CharlemagnumPI) October 11, 2021
Louis Lane, an alternate universe version of Lois Lane that’s a French King https://t.co/BhltPoADxA
— spooky kev 🕷🦇🎃 (@acanticleforkev) October 11, 2021
Can we say how perfect to the point this tweet is by her mistakenly spelling it as “Louis Lane”?
— Nathan Pilmer (@Nathan_Pilmer) October 11, 2021
Homophobia but make it even gayer.
I’m dying. pic.twitter.com/1PVMFMQoi8
— Kurkthulu: Internet Trash Magician (@Kurkthulu) October 11, 2021
Holy shit, a gay lisp joke
This is like finding an ancient stone tool, I’m way more impressed at the datedbess of it than I am offended by it https://t.co/6iSdmMLVk3
— crass iron skillet (@SouthrnGothHick) October 11, 2021
Damn, this is really bigoted. But also, “Louis Lane.” pic.twitter.com/LwC6aBKbj0
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) October 11, 2021
Although, maybe some future Superman will love someone named Louis Lane (no relation). The world can do with more love! Wish these people would chill.
— Imaprincessthatswhy (@Imaprincesstha1) October 11, 2021
A) Who is Louis Lane? Isn’t that gay?
B) Not Hollywood:a DC comic book
C) He is the SON of Superman (and Louis?). Title of the comic book is Superman Son of Kal-El
D) I suppose “Thooperman” is some childish gay lisping mockery coming from this grownup military & political “hero” pic.twitter.com/LyJAEpeXy0
— Todd Cassel (@Tudec) October 11, 2021
“Thooperman”? Seriously? You’re doing the lisp thing in 2021?
Are you afraid that if you don’t resort to an archaic stereotype that fell out of use 30 years ago, you’ll fail to convey the message that you’re both a homophobic piece of shit *and* an utter fucking dinosaur? https://t.co/UencIZ8nL7
— Chris Burdick (@chrisburdick) October 11, 2021
Image via Facebook
Students: We Were Attacked With Anti-LGBT Slurs, Told to ‘Go Back’ to Our Country, Kicked Out of Party for Being Gay
Two students studying at the University of Memphis in Tennessee say they were threatened with physical violence, taunted with homophobic slurs, told to go back to their home country, and ultimately kicked out of a party for being gay.
“We were just wanting to have a night out for fun,” Benjamin Buckley told WMC.
“He’s like, we’re being kicked out because we’re gay. I wasn’t sure if I should believe him, like is this some sort of joke,” Luke Chapman added.
The two men from England, studying in the U.S., attended an off-campus frat party where they say they were verbally attacked.
WMC reports the two young men “say several male students forcibly kicked them out of the house, pushing them into the rain because they are gay.”
“When he chucked us out it was something along the lines of, ‘you don’t belong here f*****,’” Chapman says.
“He was screaming at us and called us f***** and all these things. And he looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to beat the f*** out of you. I’m going to beat the life out of you,” said Buckley.
“He just went, ‘go back to Great Britain, f*****,’” said Chapman.
The University of Memphis is investigating the incident.
The students say they want those responsible held accountable, but also want to open a conversation about homophobia on campus.
Anti-Gay Tomi Lahren Dragged for Trying to Use LGBTQ People as an Issue Against AOC and ‘The Squad’
Tomi Lahren, the Fox Nation host who’s been mocked as “white power Barbie,” could also be called anti-LGBT Tomi. Time and time again, often out of the blue, Lahren has railed against the LGBTQ community.
But now Lahren is getting slammed for a tweet she posted, trying to use LGBTQ people as an issue against the progressive Congresswomen known as “The Squad,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lahren posted a link to a Fox News article, “Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank, reports say.”
If Lahren were an LGBBTQ supporter, advocate, or ally, perhaps her taunt might have worked, a bit, but she’s not.
Just two weeks ago, after the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting massacres, Lahren tried to use the LGBTQ community to advance her extremist pro-gun agenda, claiming gun rights are gay rights. It bombed.
A month ago Lahren told World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, that she’s actually not a hero.
Earlier this year Lahren stoked outrage when she lied, falsely claiming “The Left” says “we MUST be tolerant of Sharia Law” and “stoning of gays.”
And in February Lahren went ballistic – out of the blue slamming the LGBT community for “this ongoing and continual assault on masculinity and “attacking traditional men and marriage at every turn.”
So, it’s not surprising that Lahren got totally dragged Monday for her latest ignorant tweet.
Take a look:
People should google “Tomi” and “homophobia.” It’s quite a list.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) August 19, 2019
The gays don’t need your help, Tillie.
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) August 19, 2019
Alright. Look. Progressives are against discrimination in all forms. You can speak out against the discrimination and racism of Israel toward the Palestinians and at the same time be against Palestinian discrimination of the LGBTQ community. It’s not that hard. https://t.co/e6X1s6MM9X
— Lindsey Sparks (@lindsor727) August 19, 2019
— GOPstopper (@G0P_Stopper) August 19, 2019
As well as the religious right. I have no clue what point she is trying to make.
— 🏳️🌈NastyNEGirl 🏳️🌈 (@Lorimv67) August 19, 2019
The fact you think this is some kind of “gotcha” is just f*cking tragic.
— bob clendenin (@bobclendenin) August 19, 2019
I say that’s wrong.
Do you think this is a hard question or something?
— 🌲Falwell’s Pool Bonobo🌲 (@otto_maddoxx) August 19, 2019
Says the supporter of a President who’s destroying LGBT rights on a daily basis! 😂😂😂
— Dawn Amos – Atheist, Dog lover, likes most Humans (@rookney) August 19, 2019
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