Employee says he was fired for wearing same-sex marriage shirt www.privateofficer.com
Nashville TN Jan 23 2013 A Nashville man lost his job, and he says it’s all because of a T-shirt he wore.
A former employee of Rocketown, a venue that serves as a hangout for teenagers, said he was fired for wearing a shirt that promoted marriage equality.
The employee, Wes Breedwell, said he was a seven-year employee of the downtown Nashville business.
Rocketown hosts bands and also has a skate park. Christian singer Michael W. Smith is the founder of Rocketown.
A publicist for Rocketown told The Tennessean that the organization does not comment on personnel but added “an employee would not be fired for expressing opinions on marriage.”
The shirt was created by a punk band called “Hostage Calm,” which quickly took to social media after learning about Breedwell’s dismissal.
The band has played at the venue, but said they will no longer perform there and called Breedwell’s firing “equality under attack.”