Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Blogger Canned for Comments

A Christian brother in Dayton, Ohio, lost his job last week as an assistant prosecutor with the Montgomery County prosecutor's office because of . . . a post on his blog. Lance Salyers, who, prior to his firing, had never identified on his blog (Ragged Edges) where he worked or what he did for a living, had posted an extremely general account (" I Hate Cowardice") of something that had taken place at work that angered him. No one was identified and no specific details were given as to what had happened. It was merely a rant about an incident involving a fear of failure that reminded him of Jesus' parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). However, someone in the prosecutor's office apparently read the post, recognized his or herself as the target of his tirade and saw to it that Salyers was shown the door.

Salyers has handled the situation with a lot of class and conviction (you can read all the details on his blog). In his post that announced his firing to his blog readers, he wrote:

This has not destroyed my faith in God's providential hand over my life, but has tempered it as fire to steel, making it stronger than ever. I have no doubts that though some meant this for evil, God will use it for good.

Hang in there Lance. We're praying for you.


At Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's something to pray for Lance about: the sense not to call his coworkers cowards in public.


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