Sound of Freedom has inexplicably taken the field workplace by storm, though maybe a few of that success will be defined by entitled managers forcing all of their workers to look at the controversial motion flick.
Not less than that’s what one supervisor has tried to do as a Redditor, Baekseoulhui, shared their story on /FundieSnarkUncensored, a subreddit devoted to “snarking on fundamentalist Christianity and extremist Christian views.” In line with the unique poster, their supervisor had organized for the complete firm to go to the cinema throughout work and watch Sound of Freedom.
Whereas a visit to the cinema on work time feels like a fairly enjoyable concept, the Redditor was understandably displeased with being dragged alongside to look at non secular propaganda tinged with right-wing conspiracy theories.
“They need us to go through the work day… How do I politely say I refuse to see bulls*** non secular propaganda?”
Possibly they might all go and see Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future as an alternative?
In line with the OP, the corporate is made up predominantly of Mormons, with the Redditor being one of many two non-Mormon workers. On prime of that, the corporate does a variety of work with a human trafficking firm “So sadly, all of it traces up with their ‘values.’” Baekseoulhui did e-mail their supervisor to get out of the group viewing, however sadly, that solely appeared to make issues worse.
“I despatched a non-public e-mail to the supervisor stating that I recognize the invite however I’d not be attending… I now have a gathering with HR tomorrow.”
It feels like a fairly poisonous work atmosphere to me, however the supervisor’s response suggestions it over into unhinged territory.
“The supervisor who’s offended about me not going is now going round telling those that I SUPPORT human trafficking 🙂 issues have escalated from 0-100 fairly rapidly and I will likely be calling a lawyer now for certain.”
Within the authorized enterprise, that’s what they name slander, and the OP is correct to contact a lawyer as many on the subreddit agreed. Not solely has the supervisor made a fairly unreasonable request to start with, however they’ve doubled down and their phrases might actually land Baekseoulhui in a variety of bother.
“Like if the unsuitable individual hears that and makes one telephone name I’ve the FBI AT MY DOOR…”
Hopefully, they do lawyer up and provides this supervisor a wake-up name. Many within the subreddit had been shocked at how rapidly somebody might bounce to accusing somebody of human trafficking primarily based on nothing.
“Why, WHY is that this at all times their f***ing fall again.
You don’t like their s****y little motion pictures or grifting campaigns? You’re a pedophile. Who the f*** behaves like this.”
It’s price noting that the OP did some digging into the human trafficking firm that their job labored alongside. Seems even they have spoken out towards Sound of Freedom.
“I truly went and located the group we work with (the Elizabeth Sensible basis). They usually HAVE spoken out towards the film LOL”
So, there you’ve gotten it — even human trafficking charities have condemned Sound of Freedom.