Christian worker David Hall has been employed in the information technology office of the Social Security Administration of the U.S. government for the past 14 years.
He is, however, at risk of losing his
federal employment, just because he stood up for his Christian faith and
refused to watch a 17-minute video on homosexuality as instructed by
In a report by The Chicago Tribune, Hall shared that the
administration's national office sent out an email memo last July
requiring employees to watch the video on diversity in the workplace and
how to be more "inclusive" with homosexuals.
Hall, however, refused to follow the memo, saying he believes it is
against God's will and Christian teachings to watch the video which, he
said, endorses "an abomination." He added that watching the video on gay
employees will be equivalent to certifying sin.
The U.S. federal government employee also asserted his right to
religious freedom, which is protected by the Constitution. Although he
has homosexual friends, Hall said he cannot tolerate homosexual
practices and just be "sorta Christian," in the same manner that a woman
cannot be just "sorta pregnant."
"This is something I want to fight and expose, to give other
Christians the courage of their convictions," Hall said in a statement,
as quoted by Life Site News.
Because of his insistence not to watch the controversial video, Hall was
reprimanded, then suspended for two days without pay. Still, the
federal employee said he is willing to lose his job since he cannot
compromise his Christian beliefs
Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth president, described Hall as a "hero" who refuses to give in to LGBT "propaganda."
"He is absolutely correct: LGBT 'diversity' sessions and films are
NOT truly 'diverse' because they disrespect or ignore faith-based and
moral opposition to homosexualism and transsexualism," LaBarbera told
Life Site News.