Lawyer describes AIDS as the gay plague
A senior lawyer at a prestigious US firm has sounded off in an email to the entire company describing AIDS as the gay plague and suggesting homosexuality is immoral.
Walter Kubitz, a senior lawyer at Becker & Poliakoff, sent the email in response to a recent federal court ruling by Judge Hinkle that said Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Kubitz claimed there was no evidence that Florida’s constitution was ever meant to legitimise gay marriage and went on to say the bible condemned homosexuality and homosexuals were responsible for the trashing of morality.
A senior member of the company’s management committee has spoken out about Kubitz’s comments to the Daily Business Review saying they are the antithesis of Becker & Poliakoff’s policy on providing an inclusive workplace.
“The email infuriated me,” said Ken Direktor, “I’ve been here 28 years, and we promote and support a work environment that’s diverse and collegial. An email as divisive as this runs directly contrary to the core values of the firm.”
The firm has responded to Kubitz’s email by sending out their own blanket response in which that describe Kubitz’s email as reprehensible and inappropriate.
Read Kubitz’s email in its entirety below:
Subject: New Decision: Same Sex Marriage (Brenner v. Scott)
Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 7:18 AM
The issue having been raised, permit me the liberty to reply, lest my usual silence be taken as assent.
Judge Hinkle says that the Florida ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection clauses. However, there is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality.
Judge Hinkle and others like-minded have effectively amended the Constitution by judicial fiat.
This is a blatant usurpation of power reserved to the States and to the people in violation of the 10th Amendment. The better handling of the issue is as exemplified by Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1972), in which the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a Minnesota ban on same-sex marriage “for want of a substantial federal question.”
Adding insult to injury, Judge Hinkle invokes our founding fathers as though they would have approved of his ruling. Not so. In his 1796 farewell address then-president George Washington spoke of morality as being indispensable to our societal well-being.
Today’s reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted disease over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example.
We would do well to heed the Proverbs 11:21 warning of our ultimate Judge: “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished.” In other words, popularity does not trump peril.
Homosexuality, clearly condemned throughout Scripture, is especially perilous in that it tends toward the “reprobate mind” as spoken of in Romans 1:18-32 that makes its participants all the more hardened in their ways. The message to the homosexual, as to all, is “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found . . .” (Isaiah 55:6).