Realtor Rick Beaudin wrote on Facebook that his hometown should declare that “All Lives Matter,” which caused his company’s owner to fire him.
The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit in early February, alleging that a Black Lives Matter member, Beaudin’s boss, and the Re/Max company violated his civil rights, according to the center’s press release.
When Beaudin learned that Black Lives Matter agitators planned a protest in his hometown of Pinckney, Michigan on June 11 last year, he wrote on his private Facebook account: “Can’t we all just promote in Pinckney That All Lives Matter?”
Joseph DeKroub, who owns Re/Max Platinum, fired Beaudin, an employee of more than 20 years, after facing pressure from Black Lives Matter.
DeKroub had praised Beaudin as one of the company’s best employees, according to the complaint, but he feared cancel culture and violent retaliation more than he valued loyalty to his employee.
“BLM is a Marxist organization, virulently anti-Jewish and anti-American which seeks to incite race wars, chaos, and mob violence,” TMLC President Richard Thompson said. “Its purpose is to destroy America by destroying her Judeo-Christian values and constitutionally protected right to free speech.”
Beaudin’s fireable language has been echoed by the some of the nation’s most prominent black leaders—including Ben Carson, the former Housing and Urban Development secretary; and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
“Of course, all lives matter—and all lives includes black lives,” Carson said as a Republican presidential candidate in 2016. “We have to stop submitting to those who want to divide us into all the special interest groups and start thinking about what works for everybody.”
Scott said the phrase should not cause offense.
“If it causes offense that I say, ‘all lives matter’—black lives, white lives, police officers, jurists, all of us, even politicians, all of our lives matter—if that is somehow offensive to someone, that’s their issue not mine, “he said.
As Black Lives Matter terrorists proclaim that saying “All Lives Matter” constitutes violence, they commit actual violence.
“Just last week about 100 BLM protesters converged on Manhattan, New York in a defund the police demonstration which turned violent, injuring two police officers and resulting in 11 arrests,” Thompson said.
“Last year, May 30, 2020, in Fairfax, a Los Angeles community, BLM members vandalized 5 synagogues, three Jewish schools and looted Jewish businesses. They chanted “F**k the police and kill the Jews,” he added.