Home Depot fires man for wearing: "One nation under God"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The trouble started when Trevor Keezor read a bible during lunch breaks at Home Depot in Republican-controlled Okeechobee, Florida. This intolerant behavior led management to demand he remove his patriotic pin, or to get packing.

Home Depot says Keezor "chose to wear a button that expressed his religious beliefs" and thus broke dress code. Keezor says the button expresses his patriotism and his support for family serving in the National Guard.



Nearby in Florida, police are searching for vandals who painted over a sign that said One Nation Under Obama to read One Nation Under God. The poor victimised owners blame racism for the intolerant action. Apparently neighbors wrote God on the sign many times before, but Randy Heine proudly set it back up each time.

6 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

Guess what? If you work at a company that has a dress code, you obey that dress code or get fired. Home Depot has dress-code-approved patriotic pins for its employees. Mr. Keezor was given 6 chances to comply with the dress code. If he chose not to, that's his choice.

As for the sign, last time I checked, Mr. Heine has the right to put anything on a sign he wants. It's called the First Amendment.

Anonymous said...

True. But doesn't it show you where we are in this country? Unpatriotic atheist bigots.

Anonymous said...

Keezor should have followed the dress code. If they were providing him with a paycheck, he must abide by their terms. That's how it works, sorry.
This is interesting though. The Home Depot is in America which, as angry as this makes atheists, was founded with God in mind. Does this mean that America itself if religiously offensive because the pin represented the founders of it?
So this isn't a case of religious beliefs at all. It's more about the history of the US and whether you accept it or not. Besides, it's not like he was forcing anyone to follow his beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Personal Failure,
The approved pin of Home Depot says "United We Stand". Funny, I don't recall the last time America was so un-united, especially between right and left. Obama did a great job of hacking the country in two. I wouldn't wear their pin either.

Anonymous said...

One Nation Under Obama? It's pitiful that there are people out there who replace God with Obama. They're seriously missing something in their lives if they think he is the Messiah. Of course, if you don't agree that he is the Chosen One, you're a racist. It doesn't have anything to do with his idiotic policies.

Anonymous said...

AGREED!! The man has the right to put his sign out that Obama is replacing God. But we all need to acknowledge where those rights come from, and that is where he is greatly mistaken. He is attacking his own rights by deleting God and replacing him with political figures as the givers of inalienable rights. They are not and cannot be.
And yes, a store can decide what you can and cannot wear, but placing atheism in politics and schools as the only acceptable religion by only pushing its views and ignoring or mocking others is indeed against all of our first amendment rights by putting one religion over another. Atheism is a religion too.

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