Friday, March 7, 2014

Was football announcer fired for religious views on traditional marriage?

Craig James, former FOX sports football announcer was fired shortly after publicly stating his support for traditional marriage.  Was it a case of religious discrimination?  The state of Texas announced it was launching an investigation of James' claim it was religious discrimination.
The Texas Workforce Commission is launching an investigation into whether James suffered from religious discrimination when he was fired shortly after he said in a televised debate he supports traditional marriage.

The state agency, which which has authority over such employment matters in the Lone Star State, issued a “charge” document announcing its inquiry Thursday.

...As explained in detail in that report, when James was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, he had been asked during a televised debate about his views on marriage, to which he responded that he believes marriage exclusively to be one man with one woman. That view is dictated by his Christian faith, and is a provision in the Texas Constitution.

Fox Sports fired James from his job as an on-air sports analyst days after this was brought to the network’s attention in 2013.

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