"A Christian counselor has been fired on directions from government officials for trying to help a lesbian by referring her to another adviser who was supportive of homosexual "marriage," according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf.
The action has been brought by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Marcia Walden, who was fired from her position with a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta because her religious beliefs conflicted with the homosexual's goal of rebuilding a same-sex relationship and she reassigned the client to another counselor.
"A woman shouldn't lose her job for merely upholding the highest professional standards," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Brian Raum. "It is unconstitutional to punish Walden for following her Christian faith, particularly when she made every effort to accommodate the needs of a potential client. Referring her to another competent counselor instead of attempting to offer her own counsel in such a situation was the ethical thing to do for the person seeking help. It's egregious to be fired for honoring professional and ethical obligations."
Here is a link to a video of Marcia Walden speaking in defense of herself:
IMHO- This woman clearly is not a 'hate mongerer' or 'hate filled'...shes a nice lady. Just listen to her. She says that she's counseled homosexuals before, so its not like shes intentionally trying to 'discriminate' against the group, its just in this particular instance, the person wanted to be helped in strengthening, rebuilding her same sex marriage, and Walden felt that SHE wasnt the best counselor for it...she knew that her religious beliefs would impede on her ability to help this lady...isnt that a GOOD thing?? That shes that honest with herself?
Like if I wanted my roof fixed, and I went to a guy and he said, I fix roofs all the time, but yours, I'm not quite familiar with- so, go to this specialist he'll fix it right...:shrug: