“It’s actually shocking in this day and time,” says Jonathan Quinn, who is presidnet of Central Alabama Pride. He is talking about an e-mail, sent from a UAB employee using a government-owned e-mail account. The author called homosexuals “freaks.. the scourge of the earth.. And responsible for everything wrong in this sorry world.”
Wow, really? Responsible for everything wrong with the world? Who knew Teh Gaystm had so much power?
We tried to follow-up with the e-mail’s writer. “I have nothing else to say,” she said and then hung up. It should be noted that she did not deny writing the letter.
I sincerely hope she means that. Stupid and homophobic = really should stay away from the internetz. She may not get another opportunity to use her work email for nefarious purposes; when contacted, UAB issued the following statement:
“We have just learned of this matter and we are looking into it. If such conduct occurred it would violate our acceptable use policy. We will follow-up appropriately.”
I certainly hope UAB’s definition of “appropriately” jibes with mine: fire her bigoted ass. She can take her free speech to the blogosphere and spew at will. (At the very least, I hope she gets a sharp reprimand and required attendance at prejudice reduction classes. And I hope UAB reviews her previous emails to see if she’s sent similar missives in the past.)
I can’t get the video to imbed, but you can watch it here.
Edited to correct the Day Without a Gay web address.