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Christian-rock lover fired from music venue for pro-gay shirt

For every crazy asshole preacher claiming that gays are responsible for hurricanes and tsunamis, there are hundreds of loving, rational religious people who love their neighbours and treat others as they wish to be treated. Unfortunately, the law of publicity is that the louder, dumber and more shameless you are, the more attention you get.

And that’s why there are, like, five different Kardashian shows on TV right now.

Back on topic: Wes Breedwell, a Christian-rock fan and an employee of seven months at a Christian music venue, is one of those good Christians who loves Jesus and treats people with respect and dignity. But when he wore a T-shirt that proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage, he was promptly fired from his job. Once again: he wore a T-shirt supporting gay marriage. That’s all he did. Nice.

Wes Breedwall immediately made his firing, and the reason why, public by posting a photo of himself in the T-Shirt on Instagram stating in part: ‘Here is a picture to show my support for equality and free speech including social media. Cheers to my friends for having my back through all of this.’

The T-Shirt is from the Connecticut-based punk band Hostage Calm which spoke out this week (21 January) in defense of their fired fan.

’We called this brave man to hear his story, demonstrate our support, and figure out how we can help,’ the band wrote on their website. [SOURCE]

First off: Breedwell is badass as fuck. I just want that on the record. Wes Breedwell kicks all the ass.

Second, it’s really, really quite sad when a major component of your religion is intolerance haphazardly disguised as misguided moralization. Honestly, there are tons and tons of compassionate people of various religious affiliations out there, and when they stand up and say, “Hey, I don’t think two dudes getting married causes tornadoes,” we’re taking a step in the right direction.

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