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Thursday, December 11, 2008

UAB Employee Sending Hate Mail?

Be careful who you hate. Or at least, how you hate.

A UAB employee used UAB email to send "hate speech" against gays to Join the Impact calling gays "freaks" and a "scourge of the earth", and "responsible for everything wrong in this sorry world."

Everything? So gays are responsible for the terrorist attack in India? Gays are responsible for a confused woman putting a baby in a duffel bag and leaving it abandoned on a street? Gays are responsible for a narcissistic governor attempting to sell a senate seat?

How about recognizing that gays are responsible for some of the good in our world? For instance, Alan Turing , the British mathematician who cracked the code of the German navy during WWII and is considered by some the founder of computer science. Gay. There are plenty of others.

Jonathan Quinn of Central Alabama Pride points out that taxpayer dollars are paying for the sender's email account.

ABC 33/40 Video

Sure, people can have whatever beliefs they want, and we do believe in free speech, but using your business email to spread your feelings is a no-no.

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5 comments:

oh brother said...

Cookies!!!

Folks should realize that when emails are sent from their work account, the email's content can get them into big trouble. So remember everyone, when you send out those midget porn links, hate speech or political emails, don't do it from your employer.net account. That's what Hotmail is for.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the UAB employee? I am a UAB alum and am aware of a campus-wide campaign called "Safe Zone..." I wonder if the campus lived up to its promise of recognizing divesity...

Bhamdaniel said...

I can't believe that the UAB computer security folks have not already located this individual and fired him/her after a personnel hearing. Of course, it's likely a student but I would assume that would bar him/her from future attendance. I believe in the freedom of speach and in, "press," but mail intended to incite public outcry is NOT protected by the U.S. Constitution. AND at a university no less. JOE, all that Christmas work must really pay off. But you out-do us all, I think. I love Christmas, too but not enough to be baking cookies all day.

Loretta Nall said...

The UAB employee sounds an awful lot like Troy King during his college days at UA.

Radio Matthew said...

I did a similar article on the story...

http://www.fox40.com/pages/landing_local_headlines/?GLBT-Organization-Receives-Hate-E-mail-F=1&blockID=160555&feedID=190