Daily Business Review reports that “strict and severe” action has been taken against Walter Kubitz, a senior attorney at Becker & Poliakoff, for the nauseating email that discussed the “gay plague of AIDS” and the LGBT community’s “reckless trashing of morality.” The message was apparently his response to a federal judge’s recent finding that Florida’s same-sex marriage ban violates the state’s Constitution.
“Today’s reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example,” Kubitz wrote to literally everyone he works with, including at least one openly gay man.
As expected, Kubitz uses the Bible to justify his hate. “Homosexuality [is] clearly condemned throughout Scripture,” he says, and “there is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses [cited in Florida’s case] was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality.”
Perhaps he slept during the “separation of church and state” chapter in law school?
Michael Gongora, Kubitz’s openly gay colleague who received the email, told DBR:
“As an openly gay attorney at Becker & Poliakoff for over nine years, I know that the email sent by this attorney does not reflect the core values of this firm. In fact, Becker & Poliakoff is committed to diversity as reflected by the firm’s hiring practices, outreach and diversity scholarships awarded annually.”
Becker & Poliakoff declined to disclose what their interpretation of “strict and severe” punishment for Kubitz is. But let’s face it — he’s old, white, and male. It’s probably a paid vacation, a bonus, and a light tap on the wrist.
Read his email in its entirety below (via DBR):
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).