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CANADIAN SPORTS ANCHOR FIRED FOR TWEETS ON GAY MARRIAGE

May 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Damian Goddard

Damian Goddard, a Canadian sports anchor, has been fired after sending messages on Twitter voicing opposition to gay marriage and supporting what he called “the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.” The CBC reported on Thursday that following the tweets, Goddard’s employer, Rogers Sportsnet, issued its own tweet saying that Goddard’s views do not express the cable sports network’s. The following day, it issued a statement saying that “it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization.” Goddard himself later issued a statement saying that his Roman Catholicism was sustaining him. He concluded “To those who have been, well, critical of my stance, God bless you. You are all in my prayers, and I am so sad for the pain in your lives.”