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A manufacturing employee has been fired for voicing concern over LGBT promotion

A terminated employee of Arconic has filed a lawsuit claiming the manufacturing company fired him for voicing opposition to the company's promotion of LGBT pride month.


The Thomas More Society, a religious liberty law firm, is representing Daniel Snyder, a former employee of Davenport Works in Riverdale, Iowa. Arconic, the industrial company that operates Davenport Works, terminated Snyder in June 2021.

The complaint claims Arconic terminated Snyder after he criticized the company’s promotion of gay pride month in a message inadvertently posted on the company’s intranet platform.

As noted in the complaint, Snyder believed he was responding to an anonymous company survey when he called the company’s use of the rainbow to promote LGBT pride “an abomination to God” because the rainbow is “not meant to be a sign for sexual gender.”

Thomas More Society filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Wednesday, citing the longtime employee’s dismissal as an example of illegal religious discrimination. Snyder’s lawsuit comes 90 days after receiving the right-to-sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as required by law.


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