The chief executive of a Christian community care organisation is facing the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for sending an email advocating a “no” vote during the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Carinity chief executive Jon Campbell reportedly emailed staff members, detailing the case against redefining marriage.
According to The Australian, acting general superintendent Stewart Piper said, the email was a “simple communication of a position on a matter of public policy. It did not name any individuals and it was not a personal attack on anyone.”
The email prompted complaints from a number of staff, with one lesbian staff member taking her complaint to the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission.
The Commission cleared Carnity of vilification or direct discrimination, but found there is “an arguable case” of “indirect discrimination” and has referred the matter to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
During the same-sex marriage plebiscite, the YES Campaign compiled a list of more than 2,000 organisations that were prominently backing the redefining of marriage. But as Doug Wilson rightly said, “diversity” has two fundamental tenets: (1) Absolute commitment to free speech. (2) Shut up.