Airport Worker Fired After Bible Verse Played Over Loudspeaker Offends Gay Couple

It was a death threat. I appreciate the fact that police followed up on this. – Niedwiecki, partner.

Associated Press

May 8, 2007 – Post

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Airport officials have fired a luggage attendant who admitted playing a Bible verse that offended a gay couple over an public speaker system.

Jethro Monestime, 23, who had worked for Superior Aircraft Services at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, acknowledged that he played the message twice early May 1, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Monestime said he used his cell phone to play a recording that said, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, they should be put to death.” The announcement came from Leviticus 20:13.

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