Guys nobody addressed the point that you allow hate speech to identify haters.
Most Transsexuals I've heard from, not many maybe 3, are fine with he and she. Will an employer hire a trans? It;s less likely if just by using the wrong pronoun you could get sued. There is a transgender man to woman named Blair who says it makes finding employment harder.
Slander is a different tale. You can't tell lies on someone that will cost them money. That is reasonable. Those cases are so hard to prove. I can't recall a single case. Here are some: http://plaza.ufl.edu/bshields/caselaw.html
I don't like hateful words. You guys know that about me. When a person is free to say what they think we know who they are.
I've been called a man a few times, especially when I was bald. Should I retaliate against them or empath it to they didn't know better. I was in a federal building one time this happened. Hell Santa called my grandson a girl. My kids won't cut his hair. I just think some things should be left to the individual. You can't force people to be nice and respectful. Both instances were honest mistakes not meant to cause me stress. Santa did turn red when I told him he's a boy.
It all boils down to when they go low we go high. Banning and/or forcing speech is not higher ground. Trust me I know high.
Growing up my whole generation was called slackers. I also learned sticks and stones...but words can never hurt me. Sure they hurt your feelings if you let it but it doesn't break bones. You know we're being called delicate snowflakes over this right?
If my neighbor is a homo-phobe I want to know it. If he/she is not free to spout his/her hate speech I will not know it.
I'm so atheist I don't care how you say Merry Christmas. I only participate for the baby. I would never force a religious employee to say happy holidays. If you do they probably won't care to get fired from your business. Maybe you should hire based on religious beliefs.
Would that be right if a christian has more experience to be refused a job based on religious beliefs? Just hang a sign out no Christians allowed to apply. How is that different from no coloreds allowed? It's discrimination isn't it? You will most likely find your business under protest and boycotted. People are not programs and should not be treated like one. This Christmas I got very little greetings at retail stores. I said Merry Christmas at my job because we are an advertised Christian business. The reactions I got were like YES!!! I love this woman. "I wasn't sure what to say". Honest good people afraid
to speak their hearts.
I'm not sure because I'm no lawyer but wouldn't that employee have grounds to sue you for discrimination if fired? Employees have rights too! As an atheist I would frown upon such a mean thing to do; fire someone who wants to say Merry Christmas. Christmas is so very nostalgic. You remember grandma's cookies, you miss her so much, and the happiness when you woke up and there was that bicycle you asked for. Your mom and dad, you miss them so much, says Merry Christmas I love you. You want to take that nostalgia away from them. That is fucked up. It in NO WAY represents what we agree upon here concerning the golden rule, treat people the way they want to be treated. Nobody wants to be told what to say. I mean sure you have suggestive selling at fast food. That is truly part of the job. It does not interfere with ideologies. Now if that person agreed to say happy holidays when hired then refused that's a horse of a different color.
Sure I need to find out what the "Q" means. I also except it freaks some people out. They don't understand it. That's determinism. If we accept determinism as true these people can't help it. Shaming them seems to only cause a hard push back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT
I truly have a love hate relationship with words. That's why most of my posts are short. As I heard the other day and I agree w/o conversation/words we have violence to settle disputes.
I see no problem asking employers for this speech but force them, no I don't agree.
I'm not the one calling lefties fascist that's the righties.