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July 06, 2005
Allstate wrong says official report
I'm passing along an email I received today regarding Allstate who fired an employee because he opposed homosexuality: The State of Illinois (Department of Employment Security) conducted a thorough investigation into Allstate’s actions and ruled, without equivocation, in favor of Mr. Barber. The investigation determined: "The claimant (Mr. Barber) was discharged from Allstate Insurance Company because an outside organization had complained about an article he had written while on his own time." Allstate did not identify the "outside organization." The State's investigation further concluded that Allstate intentionally chose to terminate Barber’s employment for writing the article despite the fact that he engaged in no misconduct whatsoever: "The term misconduct means the deliberate and willful violation of a reasonable rule or policy of the employer…In this case, the claimant’s action which resulted in his discharge was not deliberate and willful." This determination, issued March 8, 2005, was not appealed by Allstate. To see the official document,Click here On May 26, 2005, Attorney David Gibbs III of the Christian Law Association filed suit in federal court against Allstate Insurance Company on behalf of Mr. Barber. He had been employed as a manager in the corporate security division at the company's Chicago area headquarters. The case, No. 05-cv-03152, has been assigned to Judge Amy St. Eve, and an initial case status hearing is scheduled for July 20, 2005. The firing of Mr. Barber is in keeping with Allstate’s promotion of the homosexual agenda including homosexual marriage. A few examples:
Participated in the PRIDEChicago Celebration 2004 35th Annual Parade
Gave $10,000 to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a homosexual organization which promotes homosexual marriage. – story
Supports homosexual websites with advertising dollars. – Click here
Gave $5,000 to the Indiana University office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services. story
Gave $15,000 to the Gay & Lesbian Center in Los Angeles.- story
Allstate released a mealy mouthed statement basically hiding behind "privacy concerns" but saying they have never discriminated against any current or former employee expressing personal religious views on their own time.
And these are the "good hands" people?
Posted by DL Foster at 3:28 PM