Monday, August 4, 2014

Fired for opposing a “Gay Bible?” Next on FOT

Matt Whitaker
Can you be fired for comments against homosexuality on your own personal blog?  That is the position in which the editor of the Newton (Iowa) Daily News found himself.  Bob Eschliman posted on his personal blog comments about what he termed the “Gaystopo” and criticized the “Queen James Bible,” a version of the holy book that looks favorably on homosexuality. He was then fired from his job.

What rights does he have? And what about some of the other legal issues facing the Christian community today such as the IRS controversy?

Our guest Tuesday is Mr. Eschliman’s attorney, Matt Whitaker, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. As U.S Attorney Matt prosecuted cases in areas such as national security, immigration, income tax and firearms. He was also an Academic All-American and a member of the last Hawkeye Rose Bowl football team in 1990 when he played for Coach Hayden Fry.

Join Deacon Mike Manno and his co-host Gina Noll as they discuss with Matt some of the legal pitfalls waiting for many practicing Christians. Tuesday at 9 a.m. and re-broadcast at 9 p.m. (CDT) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on  Our program is underwritten by Attorney Rick McConville, Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Carroll, Hockenberg & Scalise PC, 2100 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, 453-1055 or at

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