Here’s a little something to restore your faith in humanity; the Big Stone County, Minnesota, GOP chairman has suddenly found himself jobless, after a Facebook post about Muslim Americans drew more attention than he expected.
Jack Whitley, the former GOP official, was canned from his job at Hardware Hank regarding his Facebook posts about Muslim Americans. In what can only be called screeds, he reefers to Muslim Americans as “parasites” and calls for their conversion to Christianity or their heads.
In one post, he wrote that:
They are muslims, they are terrorist (sic), we know where they are from, we know where their buddies are, we know where thier mosque’s (sic) are, we know millions of these parasites travel to Mecca every year and when…FRAG ‘EM!
And when the Star Tribune called him out on it, he defended his remarks:
“Muslims are terrorists. They don’t belong in this country,” Whitley told the Star Tribune Thursday. “Their attitude and their agenda don’t belong in this country. They cause terror and discontent, total chaos everywhere they are.”
The GOP, however, backed away faster than if Bristol Palin were coming at them with a right hook. The state GOP almost immediately condemned his remarks as “outrageous.” On Monday, it was his day job employer who stepped up, reminding the world that once again the First Amendment only protects you from the government, not businesses (big and small). Bob and Sue Kulbeik, the owners of Hardware Hank, fired Jack Whitley after confronting him over the remarks.
Everything Jack said was so contrary to the way my husband and I conduct our life and the way we believe and think that we just couldn’t tolerate it,” Sue Kulbeik told the paper.
“We even asked him, ‘Is that really how you feel?’ And he said, ‘Absolutely,'” she added. “We said, ‘You’re no longer needed at our store.'”
Thank goodness he still has his position as Big County Chairman for the Republican Party. According to the Star Tribune, he has that position until Big Stone County Republicans vote him out.