Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All

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Becker & Poliakoff has taken "severe and immediate" action against a lawyer who sent a homophobic email to the entire law firm.

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  • L.

    Mr. Kubitz is absolutely correct. What‘s the big deal? There is nothing wrong with speaking about truth. While people prefer "moral maneuverability" the truth is that there ARE moral absolutes. I support moral absolutes just like Mr. Kubitz does. It‘s very important to do that and nothing wrong with doing that. Look, in the end, we ALL either get justice or grace. No one gets "injustice".... and, none of us "deserves" grace! We are ALL sinners. I just thank God every minute that He finally opened my mind to understand and made me sensitive to sin. What is so important to understand is that while God chose to open my mind, he may not have opened the minds of others. Yet! Although homosexuals strive to position homosexuality in the minds of people as proper, it‘s not. According to the Holy Bible, it is sin. Let‘s face it, movies and TV have so desensitized us that people have learned to repress their own conscience. We don‘t even know what sin is anymore. We think just because everybody says it, or does it that it‘s okay. But according to The Holy Bible sin is anything that falls short of God‘s perfection for us. The church is supposed to be a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. So we can love homosexuals without agreeing their behavior is correct. I suggest that everyone be tolerant of what Mr. Kubitz‘s wrote. After all, it‘s not the good we do that gets us into heaven, it‘s the sin that keeps us out. In order to live with an all holy God for eternity, we must be sinless, therefore NO ONE can get to heaven because none of us are good. That is why God became a man, Jesus, and took the punishment from God that we deserve for our sins. The moment we recognize what Christ did on the cross we are given the gift of eternal life. Let me tell you, any of us could be laying on the side of the road, just moments from death due to a car accident. At that moment nothing will matter but your understanding of who Jesus is.

  • Faith

    Am I the only one who assumes that a person with this strong of an opinion about homosexuality is in the closet? Gay marriage can only affect your marriage if one of you is gay.

  • S. Nefzger

    Thank you Julie Kay, for a very informative and balanced article. I sincerely hope that the Becker & Poliakoff firm DID severely reprimand this lawyer. What a shame, that in today‘s world, belief systems such as the one stated by Kubitz, can color an educated person‘s view to the point that they really think we should all be the same. Everyone is entitled to their point of view and religious belief in America. The Constitution holds that there is a separation of church and state for that very reason. I think the firm should show him the door. Now, unfortunately, they will be associated with this type of thinking and discrimination, if they don‘t get rid of this lawyer.

  • Maria

    Bob Jones U. graduate? You get what you pay for.

  • Renee

    Dear Attorney Wally Kubitz:

    I am with you. My prayers are with you and your family. I will pray for you in the Name of Jesus, through the Blood of Jesus and by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Trust nothing or no one can withstand the Almighty God or His power when and if He is for you. Based on Proverbs and a whole lot of other "verbs" in the Book I called the Word of God; He, God is with you. This maybe a fiery trial but you are coming out on top, because God cannot lie. The nation that forgets God shall be turned into hell. If God is for you the whole world and everything in it dare be crazy and STUPID enough to be against you--to its demise. God Bless your Email was very intellecutally written you were just stating your opinion and yes, God‘s Word--what about it!!!! Has America gotten so doggone entrenched in wanting "filth" and yes, "immorality" to be LEGALIED---that we dare be forbidden to voice our opnions?!

  • Marcus R

    The firm was right to discipline (hopefully fired) this person. He is obviously warped by religious fanaticism and completely insensitive to the rights of his gay co-workers and fellow citizens. His poor judgment aside, Kubitz‘s comments reveal a person with deep-seated psychological issues that could have seriously affected the law firm at some stage. Thank goodness he only fired off a ridiculous letter instead of a gun!

  • R

    I find only one paragraph of his email to be questionable (certainly something I would not have included), but certainly not a homophobic rant.

    His point that for over 200 years there was not constitutional protection for homosexual behavior (recall it was illegal activity throughout the country) and the extension of the law is based on individual justices opinions and viewpoints where the legislature and public have taken actions with which those judges disagree.

    I would not that the email was only to lawyers in the firm and to reflect that he disagreed with the position stated by a member of the firm‘s management committee. I guess the firm tolerates different viewpoints so long as they are politically correct.

  • KG

    B & P is hiring people who are a product of Bob Jones University? They deserve what they got.

  • Louis

    While he has a right to his opinion, he doesn‘t have the right to disseminate that opinion using an e-mail address provided by the law firm that employs him. When you use an e-mail address provided to you by your employer you are speaking in your capacity as an employee of that employer, whether you like it or not. He had no right to advance his agenda in Becker & Poliakoff‘s name. I don‘t particularly care about the ignorance displayed by his statements as much as the blatant hypocrisy or selective memory he‘s displayed. I notice he didn‘t bash Congress or Bill Clinton for their roles in the Defense of Marriage Act , which according to his logic (or lack thereof) violates the 10th Amendment just the same. I guess if a law violates the Constitution it‘s okay in his mind so long as it doesn‘t violate the Bible. Perhaps he was covering his eyes with his hands when he got to that Church/State thingamajigger.

  • jm

    I‘m not a judge or even an attorney but I don‘t understand the relevance of a quote from his bible to the situation. My understanding is that the law is based on legal principal not on the Koran (Shariah), New Testament (Christian) or Torah (Jewish). He is entitled to his view of reality and morality. Homosexual marriage is not something new. In Europe this was allowed and accepted some centuries ago. For me it is a matter of equal protection under the law and treatment of citizens regardless of sexuality, religion, race, religion, etc. equally. Our problem as a country is that some think they have the say so on morality, religion and other personal views and just don‘t understand that others of us may disagree.

  • not available

    i fully support his right to have his own beliefs..albeit in my opinion they are not necessarily appropriate for "this" century.. we keep forgetting that these types of comments were put forth on issues such as suffrage and civil rights....religion can serve an appropriate purpose...but unfortunately so many religions and those that follow use those books out of fear and hate..but then again...im not a Judge..just a lawyer

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