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Texas Foster Kids Caretaker Fired For Being Gay In Public

Casey Stegall was fired from his job with the Children's Home of Lubbock for being gay in public, basically. During a field trip to a water park with some of the older, teenage foster kids, Stegall ran into his fiance. The pair acted as normal engaged couples do in public, which was too much for the Christian-owned foster home that owns the Texas foster house which employs Stegall. 

Children's Home president Lynn Harms explained, “When you are implementing life training and so forth — particularly with children — to put a confused message out there is counterproductive. If you want to try to force our culture to meet your expectations, that’s not going to go well. I don’t feel like the culture here has to meet an individual’s desire for the world to be different.”

Lubbock has not yet followed other Texas cities' lead to protect its LGBT residents from being fired for being minorities. 

Check out Stegall discussing his story (which he's reportedly preparing to file a lawsuit over):

(h/t: Towleroad)

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This is scandalous... What if it was a girl whom he would hold hands with... Nobody would make a problem out of that... America... land of hope, freedom and glory.... Well, I'm losing all hope in this desperate land that knows no freedom nor glory....

He was supposed to be supervising foster kids on a field trip, not hanging out with his boyfriend.  Nothing against his lifestyle choice.  Just his behavior while working.

I didn't know that Lubbock was in Russia.  If it isn't, we should send it there.

"Life training" should be love, kindness and acceptance for all people, not based on personal preference. Bigotry is bigotry no matter how you try to justify it. Will hate and judgment ever end, or do some people just love to hate? What is so wrong about two people who love one another? Genitalia is just God's way of accessorizing!

He was on THEIR time, on a field trip. They have EVERY right!

Anonymous you need to get a fucking life or kill your self, take your pick.

God bless you.

My foster kids aren't offended if their gay carers hold hands nor are they scared of becoming or are gay. Some people really need to get a life.

I agrey

He should NOT be in a position of authority and allowed to inflict this harm on any future employees due to his own indefensible bigotry!

The deplorable discriminatory actions of Mr Lynn Harms, President of Children's Home of Lubbock, should not be tolerated anywhere in this country!  Those who wish to inform this "Christian" of how reprehensible his actions are can contact him at (806) 762-0481.   He should be in a position of authority & allowed to inflict this harm on any future employees due to his indefensible bigotry!

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