One of the things that annoys me about religious folk is when they tell a sinner, whether the sin is being gay, or of a different faith, or of being, I dunno, tall, that they will pray for you.
My first response is always, "Why don't you pray for yourself, you're the one with the problem."
Mirella Salemi, an out gay chef at Manhattan's Mary Ann's, has been awarded $1.6 million in damages after her employer Edward Globokar turned his TriBeCa Mexican restaurant into a makeshift house of worship where he prayed for God to heal gay workers.
Derek Smith, Salemi's attorney, says,“He not only threatened her soul, but he also threatened her livelihood. He thought praying might cure her of her sexuality, but she is someone who didn’t need to be saved.”
Jurors awarded Salemi $1.2 million in punitive damages and $400,000 in compensatory damages, after determining that Globokar was discriminating against employees who didn’t share his religious or personal beliefs--and telling them they faced eternal damnation unless they went to church.
I think someone needs to pray for a new mindset.
Or a fatter bank account if he doesn't learn his lesson.