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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:35 AM
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AFA going after Allstate

Subject: Here Are The Facts On The Allstate/Matt Barber Situation
From: "AFA Action Alert" <actionalert@afa.net >
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 15:56:21 -0500

NOTE: If you have the option to do so, please add us to your 'approved', 'buddy', 'safe' or 'trusted sender' list to prevent your ISP's filter from blocking future email messages from us. Here Are The Facts On The Allstate/Matt Barber Situation

Dear Friend of the Family,

Earlier I wrote concerning Allstate's firing of Matt Barber because he expressed his Christian beliefs concerning homosexuality. Some of our supporters have been told that there is no truth to what we wrote earlier. Below are the facts.

The State of Illinois (Department of Employment Security) conducted a thorough investigation into Allstates actions and ruled, without equivocation, in favor of Mr. Barber. The investigation determined: "The claimant (Mr. Barber) was discharged from Allstate Insurance Company because an outside organization had complained about an article he had written while on his own time."

Allstate did not identify the "outside organization."

The State's investigation further concluded that Allstate intentionally chose to terminate Barbers employment for writing the article despite the fact that he engaged in no misconduct whatsoever: "The term misconduct means the deliberate and willful violation of a reasonable rule or policy of the employerIn this case, the claimants action which resulted in his discharge was not deliberate and willful." This determination, issued March 8, 2005, was not appealed by Allstate. To see the official document, Click here .

On May 26, 2005, Attorney David Gibbs III of the Christian Law Association filed suit in federal court against Allstate Insurance Company on behalf of Mr. Barber. He had been employed as a manager in the corporate security division at the company's Chicago area headquarters. The case, No. 05-cv-03152, has been assigned to Judge Amy St. Eve, and an initial case status hearing is scheduled for July 20, 2005.

The firing of Mr. Barber is in keeping with Allstates promotion of the homosexual agenda including homosexual marriage. A few examples:

* Participated in the PRIDEChicago Celebration 2004 35th Annual Parade
* Gave $10,000 to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a homosexual organization which promotes homosexual marriage. Click here
* Supports homosexual websites with advertising dollars. Click here
* Gave $5,000 to the Indiana University office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services. Click here
* Gave $15,000 to the Gay & Lesbian Center in Los Angeles.- Click here

For Allstate's public statement, click here .

Most Allstate agents are well-respected persons in their community. Some of them probably had no knowledge of Allstate's promotion of the homosexual agenda. Now that they do, they should insist that Allstate stop promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage. Please contact your Allstate agent and ask him or her to contact Allstate and ask Allstate to stop supporting homosexual advocacy groups. You can find a listing of Allstate agents in your area by clicking here .

If you havent done so, please take action by sending an email to Allstate Chairman Edward M. Liddy to register your complaint and demand a public apology and reinstatement for Mr. Barber with back pay. You should also ask him to stop supporting homosexual organizations.

Click Here To Email Allstate Chairman Liddy Now!
http://www.afa.net/Activism/TakeAction.asp?id=167




Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman
American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this email to at least one friend.


I DO like the idea of using their servers and bandwidth to contact All state to express my support!

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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:37 AM
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1. Nice.
A reason to be happy that my auto and home policies are with Allstate.
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