Gay Viking bigots have a lot of time on their hands. (Wow, I never thought I’d string those words together!)
A particular group of gay Viking bigots have had so much time on their hands, and so much hate in their hearts they concocted an elaborate website that appears to be a trap for unwary Christians.
A young female graduate from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada was caught in their trap. She fell for a fake job bulletin, and received vile anti-Christian e-mails in response to her application.
WTH? I know, right!? Here’s the story.
h/t: Ottawa Sun
It was billed by the CBC as an “exclusive” investigation: a sweet, young B.C. girl named Bethany Paquette had applied for a job as a guide with an adventure tourism company called Amaruk.
Bethany didn’t get the job. But what she did get was a tirade of anti-Christian vitriol from the company. A series of e-mails purportedly sent from the company’s Canadian and Norwegian managers attacked Bethany because her resume indicated she had graduated from Trinity Western University, a B.C. school that promotes Christian values.
A series of fabulously named Amaruk managers – Olaf Amundsen, Christopher Fragassi-Bjornsen, and Arkyn Borg – took turns e-mailing Bethany, all in perfect English, about how much they hated her, Christians and Trinity Western.
She would not be welcome at Amaruk, they said, because TWU believes marriage is between a man and a woman. By contrast, “the Norse background of most of the guys at the management level means that we are not a Christian organization, and most of us actually see Christianity as having destroyed our culture, tradition, and way of life,” Amundsen wrote.
The e-mails soon degenerated into profanity. When Bethany wrote back, and ended with the phrase, “God Bless,” Amundsen went into a rage. “God Bless is very offensive to me, and yet another sign of your attempts to impose your religious views on me. I do not want to be blessed by some guy who was conceived by a whore, outside of marriage, and whom has been the very reason for the most horrendous abuses and human rights violations in the history of the human race. If I was to meet the guy, I’d actually f— him.”
This was all on Amaruk letterhead. It was shocking and vicious. And under B.C. human rights law, it’s illegal – you can’t discriminate in hiring based on religion. Bethany retained a lawyer, Geoffrey Trotter, and they filed a legal complaint against Amaruk including the e-mails quoted above that she claims she received.
It was a spectacular story, and other news media followed up. I did a TV show on the subject, crediting the CBC for finally reporting on anti-Christian bigotry, and railing against Amaruk. The National Post newspaper made it their front-page story. The story was huge news across B.C.
Except Amaruk might not be real. They have a grandiose website, with beautiful images of the great outdoors. But they’re fake photos – ripped off from the Internet. The website boasts of being a massive, multi-national tourism company. But only vague descriptions of actual trips or tours are listed. The locations of the outdoor fantasy photos, or their “40,000-sheep ranch” are never identified.
The website is affiliated with other websites that have a homo-erotic feeling – idolizing the “Viking” lifestyle – bearded hipsters with great abs, out in the woods.
The CBC’s investigative reporter, Natalie Clancy, got her initial story half-right. Bethany was the subject of an anti-Christian tirade. But she didn’t lose a job over it – there was no job to be had. It appears to be an elaborate hoax.
We all make mistakes. Bethany was real, as were the hateful e-mails. And Amaruk’s elaborate website seemed real enough, at first glance.
The CBC was just as much a victim of a hoax as was Bethany. But the CBC, which raised the same questions about Amaruk in a follow-up story,
Continue reading: http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/10/11/real-bigotry-fake-company
This has got to be one of the most outrageous examples of covert bigotry I’ve run across recently. They should be called Chicken Gay Viking Bigots (CGVB). Watch them organize a parade–Chicken Pride parade.
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