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Homophobic Attorney Warns Entire Firm About “Gay Plague Of AIDS”

walter-kubitz-homophobeA Virginia attorney has landed himself in hot water this week after using the “reply all” feature in an internal company email as a soapbox to spout disgusting anti-gay rhetoric at his colleagues.

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).

Wally Kubitz

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Sep 2, 2014
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  • 26 Comments
    • NoCagada
      NoCagada

      He probably wrote that after pulling up his zipper while leaving an adult bookstore

      Sep 2, 2014 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NoCagada
      NoCagada

      The bible says a hell of a lot more about ADULTERY. So does the republican supporting “family-values” belching serial ADULTERERS:

      GINGRICH, LIMBAUGH, VITTER, MC CAIN, CRAIG, PALLADINO, GIULIANI, BARR, ENSIGN, TRUMP, LEE, SCHWARZENEGGER, SANFORD
      And all why espousing FAMILY VALUES and attempting to legislate the morals of others!!!

      Sep 2, 2014 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      My concern about this is I was hiring an attorney is that he makes false interpretations and bad legal arguments.

      You don’t get to claim that a law or a court did not say something simply because you disagree with it, and by doing so it means you are a bad attorney. People want to hire an attorney who can look at a law objectively and help them win their case. Not somebody who looks at the laws, and falsely thinks they mean or should mean something he wants them to mean.

      If his other cases were as poorly argued as this e-mail I’m shocked he ever made partner.

      Lastly, Jesus spoke DIRECTLY against divorce. Funny how none of these hypocrites advocate for making divorce illegal isn’t it?

      Sep 2, 2014 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jar
      jar

      Well, he attended Bob Jones University. Enough said.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lykeitiz
      lykeitiz

      I wonder if he’d written his email on the “African-American Plague of Violence”, if he’d still have a job.

      By keeping him, the firm is concurring.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      I don’t know which is more frightening: his total ignorance on the subject or the (lack of) values that he espouses. In either case, he’s pathetic.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NateOcean
      NateOcean

      That mouth looks very similar to something I saw pressed up against a glory hole at the truck stop the other night.

      Just sayin’.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      He won’t get in any real trouble.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enfilmigult
      enfilmigult

      “…there is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality.”

      There doesn’t have to be! There could be ironclad proof that they weren’t intended for that at the time they were written—indeed, there pretty much is—and it would be totally irrelevant to whether they apply to current knowledge about homosexuality or anything else. This guy’s an attorney?

      Sep 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      It’s true that gay men thrive on promiscuity within a very small number of venues. This behavior concentrates pathogens which cause STD’s, causing one to lose herd immunity.

      Add drug use to the mix and the body’s immune system is further compromised. Bad choices cause AIDS, basically.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IcarusD
      IcarusD

      When the 14th Amendment was being debated in Congress, there was a lot of heated debate over just how expansive the language should be. There were many who wanted the wording to be narrowly tailored to only apply to former slaves and their descendants, or to people of African descent. There were some who were concerned about how it would apply to Native Americans, and whether their tribal allegiances made them ineligible for the protections of the 14th Amendment. In the end, that Congress deliberately chose an expansive view. They WANTED it to be interpreted broadly. That it has been subsequently interpreted to cover minority groups that they didn’t even know existed at the time is not an accident nor unintentional. It’s a feature, not a bug.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Quincy
      Quincy

      Let’s hire him to sue himself.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NoCagada
      NoCagada

      @michael mellor: Your point? I have a straight friend who goes to a straight sex club near LAX and the shit he tells me that’s going on there was definitely eyebrow raising.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • passingthru
      passingthru

      @michael mellor: What an idiot.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      @michael mellor: Idiot. You have no clue as to reality.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Saint Law
      Saint Law

      @michael mellor: So the reason your sentences don’t parse is because you’re always posting in a dark room?

      Plus it must be hard to type while being barebacked both ends. At least wait til you get out of the sling, Jim.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robho3
      robho3

      Poor thing still is living in the year 1985.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      It’s sad when all the education in the world can’t overcome religious ignorance.

      He’s proven willing to embrace stupidity that goes against medicine and science, and at the same time proven himself hostile to homosexual colleagues, clients, and corporate clients that support diversity. His letter is eloquently offensive and mean-spirited.

      One gay colleague claims he does not represent the spirit or intent of the firm. That is yet to be seen: the firm’s actions will determine whether or not he speaks for them.

      Sep 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nixter
      Nixter

      @passingthru: How so? His comment is very accurate actually. Promiscuity is almost a guarantee of creating and spreading STD’s.

      Sep 3, 2014 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      The reality is that many gay men choose to be promiscuous. Yep, choose. It’s a poor choice. However, just like straight men, gay men will defend their promiscuity to the death.

      Sep 3, 2014 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @Cam:

      “Lastly, Jesus spoke DIRECTLY against divorce. Funny how none of these hypocrites advocate for making divorce illegal isn’t it?”

      Good observation. I read that roughly 70% of divorces have little to do with what is considered Biblically allowable.

      I bet those 70 percenters are glad they remarried.

      Sep 3, 2014 at 4:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • twospirit
      twospirit

      (WHY DO YOU KEEP BLOCKING MY POST, QUEERTY? I HAVE NOT VIOLATED YOUR COMMENTS POLICY IN PAST…) ???

      Sep 3, 2014 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJust
      MJust

      Thank you for not posting my previous comment.. You let me know that I don’t want to be a part of this site.. My comment is still pending from 24 hours ago, when comments from 3 am this morning has been posted.. You all don’t seek diversity in the gay community.. You all want every on to conform.. Thanks but no thanks..

      Sep 3, 2014 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • passingthru
      passingthru

      @Nixter: “It’s true that gay men thrive on promiscuity”.
      While there are gay men who thrive on promiscuity, there are also gay men who do not. Being gay and being non-gay has no impact on promiscuity. He states that “it is true” when it is not a truth. – Idiot.

      “Bad choices cause AIDS”
      While bad choices might create an environment for increased risk, “Bad choices” do NOT cause AIDS. AIDS, in case you have not paid attention, is cause by a virus. Indeed, some promiscuous people get AIDS; some do not. There are people who live very conservatively who get AIDS. His comments are not only inaccurate but are very judgmental. – Idiot.

      Sep 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      This thing needs to chill out and get some help fast. Closet queen, you’ve spun out of control!

      Sep 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      His email proves he is as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside…….

      Sep 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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