On Friday’s Glenn Beck Program, Stu filled in for Glenn and spoke to Craig James and his attorney about his recent firing from FOX Sports Southwest seemingly because of comments he made over a year earlier about his traditional view of marriage.
Craig, who is considered one of the foremost college football analysts, ran for Senate in the state of Texas against now-Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2012. During a debate in February 2012, Craig reaffirmed his belief in the Biblical definition of marriage. About 15 months later, Craig was fired from FOX Sports Southwest after just a few days on the job because the network was admittedly unhappy with his viewpoints.
A FOX Sports Southwest spokesman told the Dallas Morning News, “We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department. He couldn’t say those things here.”
Whether or not you agree with Craig’s beliefs, one has to question the legalities surrounding his firing given the statements in question were not made on air and do not pertain to the job he was hired to do.