~Everyone Has Their Preferences I Guess~

Jacksonville, Florida
July 14, 2016 4:45pm CST
I post ads for my husband on FB for his remodeling company in different groups. I say things about him and his work. The ads say that he is a Christian family man and says the kind of work he does. In one of the groups some guy went kind of crazy and said he would never hire my husband because anyone anti-gay wouldn't be welcome in his home. Um...that was strange. My husband isn't anti gay-he is about loving others no matter what their orientation is, just as Jesus would want. I have to say that was the strangest comment we have ever gotten on one of his posts...And the guy got himself banned from the group from the Admin because he didn't stop at that comment-he started bashing all together...
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@Mike197602 (13369)
• Worcester, England
14 Jul 16
To be utterly honest I avoid anyone who mentions religion in terms of work...sorry about that. If it was me I'd take out the christian bit but that's just me. Over here religion just isn't as big of a deal than it is with you...actually it's sort of just seen as a tradition rather than anything more by many people. But that guy was just as guilty as an anti gay would be...he was judging before meeting...just as I am with the religion thing
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jul 16
@Mike197602 Many people here are quite the opposite of that because many people have told him they hired him mostly because he is a Christian. Here people take faith very seriously, people that do have faith anyway. Yeah, he doesn't know my husband at all so he shouldn't have said anything like that.
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@Mike197602 (13369)
• Worcester, England
14 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies if he's getting business through that then it is a good idea to mention it. over here that'd be a different story unless you maybe belonged to a large congregation then I expect the religious side would be an advantage. I think religion is big in america due to many fleeing religious persecution from european nations back in the day.
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@Mike197602 (13369)
• Worcester, England
15 Jul 16
@yukimori no secret I don't believe in organised religion. That being said I know some genuinely believe and do stick to a certain set of values. For some the religious aspect may get them more work as Jens husband has found. In other areas/countries it'd be detrimental to their business. The reason I steer clear is personal and based on experiences I've had.
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@celticeagle (117879)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jul 16
People are just so enraged. It seems like they don't need much to go off on the craziest things. Sure am sorry you had this happen. Hope this guy gets the help he probably needs.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jul 16
@celticeagle Thanks, it was weird to me that he was so highly offended from something like that.
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@celticeagle (117879)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies ......People like that are surprisingly ultra sensitive.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jul 16
Hi Jennifer some people are just plain mean and used Im a 'christian to cover their meanness glad that the jerk got banned
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jul 16
@Hatley Yes they are sometimes. I was glad he got banned as it wasn't necessary at all.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jul 16
@LovingMyBabies you are so right not necessary at all/
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• United States
14 Jul 16
That really was a strange thing for that guy to say. My son is a plumber and also has that he is a Christian on his website but I don't think he's ever had someone say they wouldn't hire him because of that
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jul 16
@Marilynda1225 Yes it was weird to me too. I'm glad no one has ever said anything like that to your son. My husband has been doing this for a long time and no one has ever said anything like that before.
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@JustBhem (33021)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Jul 16
That someone misunderstood your post. Well we cannot please anyone.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@JustBhem Yeah maybe, but your right you can't please everyone.
@GardenGerty (98249)
• United States
15 Jul 16
He has a problem. In fact, he did not have to say anything, just choose not to have your husband. I am glad that when people act out the Admin takes care of it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@GardenGerty Yes he did. I was glad that he was banned because it was ridiculous what he said.
@magallon (17937)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
It's good that he was banned by the admin.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@magallon I agree, I was glad as well.
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@magallon (17937)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
@LoriAMoore (4851)
• United States
15 Jul 16
Yes, LGBT expect Christians to be hate-filled without giving us the benefit of the doubt and judging us on a person by person basis.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@LoriAMoore It seems some people put other's into a group. It's not right at all.
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@cherigucchi (4453)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
The person just got what was deserved.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@cherigucchi Yeah I agree.
@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jul 16
That is a very odd thing to say. You wouldn't want him for a customer anyway.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@JudyEv That's what my husband said as well.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Jul 16
Maybe the guy was just having a bad day.Im so sensitive if someone attaced me like that online for no reason, i`d feel so offended. Im sending you PM please check and get back to me thanks
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul 16
@miniam Yeah it was just weird to me, I was glad the admin banned him. I will check my messages.
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