Beware the fire… September 2, 2006Posted by Mujahid Mustaqim in Media, Religion.
I agree with the archbishop: Church supports gay-snub firemen
The nine firefighters are based at Cowcaddens and were asked to distribute community safety advice to people attending the Pride Scotia festival in George Square on 24 June.
A fire service spokesman earlier said the firefighters’ refusal was a “fundamental breach of their core responsibilities”.
“Firefighters cannot, and will not, pick and choose to whom they offer fire safety advice.”
Yes, but should they be punished for not accepting the discomfort of this specific occasion? I believe not. After all, there is nothing to indicate that the men would not give advice in other times and places to people who happen to identify as homosexual.