Federal Employee Would Rather Be Fired Than Watch LGBTQ Diversity Video

David Hall, a Social Security employee of fourteen years from Illinois says he would rather get fired than watch an LGBTQ diversity training video.

Hall was instructed by his supervisor on June 2 and again on June 24 to watch the video. Hall refused both times and claimed the video was against his religious beliefs. “I’m not going to certify sin,” he said. Hall was suspended for two days without pay for failing to watch the video.

Hall also argues that other community groups have not had a mandatory training. “We have never done that for another particular class of people. We haven’t done it for veterans, the disabled, blacks, Hispanics, or anything else.”

Hall has still not watched the video and he said his supervisor has threatened further disciplinary actions, including a longer suspension if he doesn’t comply.

What do you think he should do?


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