Ford Motor Company Allows Employee Feedback . . . Then FIRES Engineer for Expressing His Faith!

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from Media Research Center,

When Thomas Banks was employed by Ford Motor Company as a Design and Release Engineer, he expected to have a positive employment experience working for the highly successful maker of the Ford F-Series—the best-selling vehicle in the United States for the past 32 years. After all, as Ford Motor Company promises: “We go further to make our cars better, our employees happier and our planet a better place to be.”

Except, as in Mr. Banks’ case, if you’re a Christian who expresses his sincerely held religious beliefs when asked for feedback by your employer . . . and your comment gets you fired.

Here are the particulars:

– Mr. Banks received a company email sent to employees which lauded Ford’s policy to promote pro-homosexual ideas. In the comment section, Mr. Banks submitted a lone comment where he disagreed with Ford’s policy based on his biblical views.
– A short and cryptic e-mail from a Ford HR representative was sent to Mr. Banks asking to meet with him and “discuss something that was brought to my attention.”
– When they met, the Ford HR representative told Mr. Banks that he may have violated Ford’s Anti-harassment policy, even though he only spoke to the company.
– A voice-mail informed Mr. Banks that he had been fired from Ford Motor Company and was not to return to work. “I was stunned to realize that I was fired over expressing my faith in a single comment,” Mr. Banks said. “It felt like Ford was saying, ‘Even if you are respectful, your faith, and you as a Christian, are unwelcome at Ford.’”

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