Free speech ? Not at Vante in Tucsonby Tip O'Neill on Aug. 02, 2012, under Arizona, Bigotry, Christian, GLBT, Republican, santorum, Vante
We all know that the chick fil a appreciation day is all about supporting “the first amendment” and
As long as the speech is anti-gay, of course. Otherwise it’s free speech for me but not for thee, at least at
the Tucson company Vante.
Adam Smith, Chief Financial Officer at Vante, on his own personal time and with no connection to
his employer, Vante, took it upon himself to video his protest of chick fil a as “hateful” and post
the video to youtube.
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner.
Mr. Smith’s actions were described as “bullying”, but I confess that I can’t find any bullying in his protest.
You can judge for yourself here:
What you think may depend upon the side you are on, but there is no doubt what side Vante is on.
That “free speech” is such a tricky thing, it seems.