Federal worker would rather be fired than watch LGBT video
David Hall would rather be fired than watch a workplace diversity video.
Hall says he is a Christian who believes that the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin. He’s “not anti-anyone or anything,” however. Instead, he says he’s just “for God, for Jesus.”
According to the News-Gazette, Hall has worked for the Social Security Administration for 14 years, but in April employees were told to watch a 17-minute training video on LGBT diversity and inclusion and certify they’d done it afterward. Hall claims the department has never made a video mandatory before.
He was given direct orders on June 2 and again on June 24 and he refused both times. He asked for religious accommodation but was denied. An official reprimand was placed in his file and he was suspended without pay for two days.
After the suspension, he was told he’d receive further discipline if he didn’t watch the video. He began to expect he will probably lose his job over the ordeal.