Homophobic Editor Sues for Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig

Former Newton (Iowa) Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman is suing the newspaper and its owners, Shaw Media, claiming religious discrimination after being fired for an anti-LGBT column he wrote.

Eschliman’s entry, published in April on a personal blog, questioned “the Gaystapo,” his term for those who say that homosexuality was only made a sin in the Bible starting in 1946. “It’s pretty easy to brush off a nonsensical contrived version of the Bible, but that’s not the deceivers’ end goal,” Eschliman wrote. “No, they want all Christendom to abandon their faith. They do that by ‘proselytizing’ to church leaders to change their view on homosexuality.

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