If you talk smack about Christianity, no harm done. But don’t you dare speak ill, as in TRUTH, about Islam.
That’s what a coach did. He merely shared the “contributions” of Muslims on his Facebook page.
“Contributions”? Think like the 9-11 bombing of the Twin Towers in New York, the Boston Marathon bombing, and Barbary pirates, to name a few.
A 23-year career ended in a country with protected free speech.
“I just thought it was an interesting article,” he said of his decision to post it, adding that none of his students engaged with the post at all. “It’s not like it went viral,” he explained. “It’s not like everyone and their brother saw it.”
Nevertheless, he was told he would lose his position – one for which he earns about $7 per hour and holds simply because he enjoys coaching kids – and ultimately negotiated a resignation so that a dismissal would not follow him to his next job.
By all accounts, Lees was an effective and well-liked coach who took his team from heavy losses to playoff berths. The 23-year veteran coach said this incident marks his first termination from any job.