This video was taken from the Baltimore Sun, and captioned by me for this site. I normally don’t do that. Typically, if a captioned version is unavailable, I will forgo posting it at all – much as I may like to. Unfortunately, I feel that this story is important enough so as to necessitate posting this video. I will cite the source and link back to it, and hopefully there will be no hard feelings.
It is essential for me to state that I do not agree with this
woman’s politics, at least as they pertain to this particular issue. I have long been a supporter of equality in marriage rights. Further, we have definite differences in opinion as to religion.
However, I honestly believe that Ms. McCaskill is being unfairly targeted by Gallaudet and by the Liberal and Gay communities. If we want equal treatment and a level of tolerance, we need to be able to afford those same rights and privileges to those with whom we disagree. I sincerely hope that Gallaudet University rethinks their stance and reinstates Angela McCaskill.
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- Gallaudet Chief Diversity Officer Suspended (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Angela McCaskill speaks out about Gallaudet dust-up (wjla.com)
- Gallaudet University Official To Discuss Being Put On Leave (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
- Gallaudet official hires lawyer over petition spat (newsvine.com)
21 thoughts on “Angela McCaskill Speaks Out”
This level of outrage *might* be justified if MacCaskill had signed the petition in her capacity of Gallaudet Diversity Officer and tried to add the prestige of her job to the petition. Nothing I’ve seen suggests that she signed as other than a private citizen, same as you or me. If the job were supposed to claim every minute of her life, there should have been huge warning disclaimers, and the job does not pay *nearly* enough.
Thank you for your comment. I agree.
I’ll play devil’s advocate here. Because I do employment law I’d like to point out that Ms. MacCaskill works in one of the 49 states in the nation which are employee-at-will states. This means an employer can let an employee go for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen friends post stuff on FB or other social media and I’ve PM’d them and asked “Do you like it where you work?”
In the case of someone like Ms. McCaskill she has a double whammy. She’s working for a college where diversity is the watchword of the day and she’s got high visibility. She may well have violated a number of contractual rules of employment even while off the job. It’s like the morals clauses players get. When you work for an agency of some sort your behavior off the job is as critical as your behavior on the job. Sometimes we give up rights in order to get a paycheck – like when we agree to arbitrate or agree to have certain forums apply.
Yes, Ms. McCaskill can sign anything she likes as a private citizen. And if she was a garbage collector or a janitor or an airline pilot or most jobs it would have been a tempest in a teacup. The question I ask my friends still holds. “Do you like it where you work?” I follow it up with, “How would your employer respond if what you did/said became public?”
Never put in writing what you do not wist to see on the front page of the NYTimes. Never say what you don’t want broadcast on FOXNews. Really. Honestly – it was conduct unbecoming the office she held.
I forgot to mention. Having a job is a privilege we earn, not a right. We seem to forget that at times. Just like driver’s license – it is a privilege which can be revoked.
As always Marsha, there’s no arguing with your logic. 🙂 Yet speaking as one who’s been fired unfairly in the past, I can say that whether or not G. U. had the right to fire her, that doesn’t make it right that they did. I often tell people that legal doesn’t always mean moral. They could have docked her a week’s pay, or taken away her parking spot.
Oh, P.S. She hasn’t really been fired. At least not yet. She’s suspended with pay. The idea of termination is really her own. Hurwitz hasn’t said which way he wants to go yet.
That’s the “in all fairness” disclaimer.
Hurwtitz has stated he wants to make this a learning moment. As soon as Ms. McCaskill is done grandstanding maybe she can work with the administration to go back to work. Yes? She’s lucky that she was not terminated or placed on leave without pay.
Again, we’re in agreement.
I would also like to see if Ms. McCaskill would like to see Loving v. Virginia overturned and her rights to marry the spouse of her choice be put to the vote. She’d be appalled, I’m sure.
Yes. Good point.
Wow, great reporting on a hot topic.
Thank you, Glen.