UK: Disabled grandfather fired from job for sharing “anti-Islamic” comedy sketch on Facebook

The comedy routine mocked Christianity as well as Islam, but no one minds criticism of Christianity. The only serious offense in the shabby little police state that Britain has become is speech that is considered to be “anti-Islamic.” And so Brian Leach was duly fired, as eventually every last person who utters the slightest negative word about the British elites’ favored religion will ultimately be.

“Disabled grandfather is sacked by Asda after colleague complained about him sharing an ‘anti-Islamic’ Billy Connolly sketch on his Facebook page,” by Connor Boyd, Mailonline, June 24, 2019:

A disabled grandfather has been sacked by Asda for sharing a Billy Connolly sketch about religion on his Facebook page.

Till worker Brian Leach, 54, was let go by the supermarket after seven colleagues complained that the comments in the skit were anti-Islamic.

Following the complaint, the father-of-one deleted the post from May and wrote an apology to his bosses and colleagues.

But Mr Leach, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was fired for gross misconduct on Wednesday after five years in the job for breaching the company’s social media policy.

Mr Leach announced the sacking on Facebook. He wrote: Unfortunately, I have today been dismissed from Asda. Some of my colleagues took offence to the Billy Connelly, (sic), thoughts on religion, that I posted early May.

‘It’s been a pleasure working with my friends and serving the public of Dewsbury and I will miss my regular customers x.

The video referred to in the post was Connolly’s Religion is Over taken from his live stage act a number of years ago.

In the sketch, the comedian rails against religious followers of Christianity and Islam.

It includes the lines: ‘Religion is over, lads, it’s f***ing over. Take your Reformation, your Vatican, your f***ing Mecca, and f*** off….

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