This guy is despicable.
Yesterday, a man named Adam M. Smith — who’s the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Vante, a medical supplies manufacturer in Tucson, Arizona — used the drive-through lane in a local Chick-fil-A to voice his objection to the restaurant’s “hate-filled” “anti-gay” “corporate policy.”
The only problems are:
- Chick-fil-A doesn’t have an anti-gay corporate policy. But the restaurant chain’s chief, Dan Cathy, son of founder Truett, did exercise his Constitutional right to free speech in an interview with The Baptist Press on July 16, 2012. Cathy said, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
- More importantly, what this man Smith did was to choose a bully’s cowardly way to express his objection. He harangued a powerless young female minimum-wage employee who was assigned to take customers’ orders at the drive-through window. She is not a spokesman or a corporate officer of Chick-fil-A and she most definitely is not Dan Cathy.
Smith is so proud of his bullying that he videotaped it and posted it to YouTube. Though he claims not to be gay, his demeanor and voice are totally gay, as you can see and hear for yourself:
Happily, this story has a happy ending.
Smith forgot that posting videos to YouTube means that anyone can see it, including his employer, Vante. Investor’s Business Daily reports, August 2, 2012, that Vante has fired the arrogant posterior orifice. This is a statement issued by Vante:
“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. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith’s actions against Vante and its employees.”
Click here to send a “thank you” message to Vante!
H/t Adrienne’s Corner and our beloved Hardnox.