Saturday, May 12, 2007
Employee fired after playing anti-gay message at airport
Airport officials have fired a luggage attendant who admitted playing a Bible verse that offended a gay couple over an airport speaker system.
Jethro Monestime acknowledged that he played the message twice just after midnight on May 1st. He told investigators Sunday that it was a prank.
Monestime said he used his cell phone to play a recording that said: "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, they should be put to death." The announcement came from Leviticus 20:13.
Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion Junior says the sheriff's office will turn the case over to the state attorney's office to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.
A co-owner of Superior Aircraft Services says Monestime was fired yesterday, and the company has issued an apology to the offended couple.
Justice MH's thoughts: This message sent through a airport was the worst joke i ever heard, and it was NOT funny! The verse he quoted i discussed already, and has no weight whatsoever base on someone's sexual orientation! He was fired for that, and he deserved that! Something like that is NOT funny! Justice served!