It seems that, in "casual conversation," Mr. Abraham mentioned (at his job at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) that he did not believe in evolution...
A conversation he was having with his supervisor. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The Institutions mission statement is as follows:
Note that the institution is dedicated to "research and education to advance understanding." Something tells me they should be more selective in their screening process of whom they hire, but I guess that's kind of beside the point, isn't it?
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.
But, I wonder, would Mr. Abraham have a lawsuit if he had mentioned, in casual conversation with his supervisor, that he didn't believe two plus two equaled four? That the supposed Theory of Gravity was a lie invented by science to lessen the importance of the Christian god?
The article states that Mr. Abraham is being represented by the Christian Law Association (surprise! surprise!), and his lawyer is quoted as saying:
Now, it's not every day you see that kind of spin! Makes a dradle seem tame! I also love how they adopt the whole homosexual metaphor of closets and such! Classic victimology! I wonder if the bright-eyed bushy-tailed lawyer even realizes he's claiming victimization in a metaphor used by their classic victims--do you think he does?
"And what the scientific community seems to be saying to creationists or [those who hold to] intelligent design is if you're going to hold that belief, keep it in the closet -- hide it. [They are saying] if you let someone know that you hold that belief, we will indeed, in this case, shun you, terminate you, punish you for having that religious belief."
Tell you what--you think this is a hoot--you should read some of the comments left under the article!! Reminds me of part of the reason I stopped going to church--you know, besides the whole disbelief in god thing. That many uneducated morons in one place gives me the willies! And not in a good way...