Iowa editor fired over ‘Gaystapo’ blog post claims he’s a victim of religion discrimination

Bob Eschliman was fired as editor of the Newton (Iowa) Daily News in May after complaining on his personal blog that “the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo” are trying to reword the Bible “to make their sinful nature ‘right with God,” and that “we must fight back against the enemy.”
The head of Shaw Media – owner of the Daily News – wrote that while Eschliman “is entitled to his opinion, his public airing of it compromised the reputation of this newspaper and his ability to lead it.”

Eschliman claims in a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that he was fired by Shaw Media because of his religious beliefs. The former editor is represented by the Liberty Institute, a Christian advocacy law firm.

The attorney representing Eschliman says: “In America, it is against the law to fire an employee for expressing a religious belief in public. This kind of religious intolerance by an employer has no place in today’s welcoming workforce.”

Just asking, though: Who is the intolerant one here? (I’m hoping Eschliman’s lawyer, Matthew Whitaker, will return my phone call with his answer.)

* Editor who used “gaystapo” claims religious discrimination (
* Earlier: Editor blasts “the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo” | He’s fired (