Tuesday, 08 July 2014

JPMorgan Chase Surveys Employees About Support for LGBT Agenda

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JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks and a major corporate promoter of homosexuality, has circulated a survey among its employees subtly querying them about where they come down on support for the “LGBT community.”

Princeton University professor Robert George, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as well as a monitor of religious freedoms abuses, wrote recently on his blog site about receiving an e-mail from an anonymous Chase employee alarmed over the implications of the questionnaire.

“I've worked at Chase for the past 11 years,” the employee wrote. “Yearly ... the bank will send out an Employee Survey to gauge how the employees feel about the bank and the management team they report up to. Every year that's all the questions ever related to: the bank in general and management. But this year there was a question that had many of us scratching our heads.”

According to the employee, the company-wide survey began by asking workers to check the appropriate box relative to their status as a: “1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community.”

Related the employee: “I thought 4 was a little oddly placed, but oh well.” However, the employee added that “it was the next option that pulled the needle off the record” — with the survey allowing workers to identify as “5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.”

The employee was taken aback by the audacity of the item: “What kind of question was that? An 'ally' of that community? What's the alternative if you don't select that option? You're not an ally of the LGBT
community?”

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He noted that the survey “wasn't anonymous. You had to enter your employee ID.” He reflected that “with the way things are going and the fact that LGBT rights are being viewed as pretty much tantamount to the civil rights movement of the mid 50s to late 60s, not selecting that option is essentially saying, 'I'm not an ally of civil rights'; which is a vague way to say 'I'm a bigot.'”

He added that the “worry among many of us is that those who didn't select that poorly placed, irrelevant option will be placed on the 'you can fire these people first' list.”

Breitbart News reported that some visitors to Professor George's blog site were skeptical about the veracity of the first report he had received, so George followed up with a second e-mail he had received from a JPMorgan Chase employee. “I just wanted to confirm the Chase employee survey,” the second Chase worker told him. “It did have the last two options about being an LBGT ally. I have worked for Chase for [a number of] years and was blown away by this question. I have no idea what they were thinking when they asked that. If this is posted, please spare my identity.”

Breitbart News reported that it had “contacted the media relations office of JPMorgan Chase, and spokesman Loretta Russo said, 'We do not comment on internal surveys.'”

Professor George wrote that the “the message to all [JPMorgan Chase] employees is perfectly clear: You are expected to fall into line with the approved and required thinking. Nothing short of assent is acceptable. Silent dissent will no longer be permitted.”

ChristianNews.net noted that JPMorgan Chase “has overtly supported homosexuality for several years, appearing in several 'gay pride' events and even offering a number of special benefits to bank employees who identify as 'LGBT.'”

In fact, the bank's corporate website includes a special page almost exclusively devoted to promoting its special commitment to homosexual employees. “We embrace the differences that exist among our employees and have committed resources so that we can offer benefits programs and policies that meet our employees' needs,” the bank announces. “Many of these programs and policies are particularly relevant to and supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees and their families.”

Those policies include Domestic Partner Coverage, Benefits Equalization (workers “with coverage for their same sex domestic partners are eligible for a reimbursement to offset the U.S. federal/state taxes), and even something called “Workplace Transgender Guidance” — which translates into “coverage for gender reassignment surgery.”

The bank boasts that it has ranked “among the Top 100 employers for LGBT Workplace Equality by the Stonewall Organization (UK). We also received the Workplace Excellence Award by Out & Equal for our forward-looking approach to workplace equality, safety, policies, benefits parity and community support.”

Peter LaBarbera of the group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, said that the latest JPMorgan Chase survey demonstrates that militant homosexual activists are reaching beyond mere tolerance and demanding that society embrace and celebrate their lifestyle. “In many, many ways,” he said, “now the homosexual lobby is demonstrating its intolerance and showing that they're willing to use the government or corporations to pressure people to be pro-homosexual.”