'I don't want homophobes working for me': Businesswoman Madlin Sims confirmed she let go a contractor after the worker uploaded a photo with an 'it's OK to say no' frame

Madlin Sims doubles down on SSM ‘vote No’ sacking

'I don't want homophobes working for me': Businesswoman Madlin Sims confirmed she let go a contractor after the worker uploaded a photo with an 'it's OK to say no' frame

‘I don’t want homophobes working for me’: Businesswoman Madlin Sims confirmed she let go a contractor after the worker uploaded a photo with an ‘it’s OK to say no’ frame

The Canberra businesswoman who fired a worker after a ‘Vote No’ Facebook post has doubled down on her decision – claiming the woman was a ‘risk’ and was also racist.

Daily Mail Australia revealed on Monday that Madlin Sims, who runs a party entertainment company in the ACT, had fired a contractor following a social media post.

The staffer had posted a photo to Facebook with a frame around it which said ‘it’s OK to vote no’ – the slogan for campaign against same sex marriage.

But the sacking has sparked a huge uproar with the official No campaign claiming her actions were proof Yes supporters want to punish people who disagree with them.

Ms Sims has since defended the decision in a lengthy follow-up Facebook post.

‘This contractor being let go… was not because I oppose her views on marriage equality,’ she claimed.

‘She was let go because her actions showed she is extremely out & proud about her views on homosexuals and as someone who, as I said before, has an responsibility to the vulnerable people we work with, could not risk her voicing those opinions to any children of ours.

‘We have gay staff members. We entertain at parties where the children of gay parents attend. We entertain at parties where gay children attend. This. Woman. Was. A. Risk.’

Ms Sims explained the contractor had represented her business online
'That's not something I want to be affiliated with', Ms Sims said

Ms Sims (left, right) explained the contractor had represented her business online: ‘That’s not something I want to be affiliated with’

'Today I fired a staff member who made it public knowledge that they feel "it's okay to vote no,"' Ms Sims said

‘Today I fired a staff member who made it public knowledge that they feel ‘it’s okay to vote no,” Ms Sims said

She claimed the worker had recently posted online about how ‘Australia was built on white Christianity and we need to respect those views.’

Ms Sims said: ‘Not only did I realise I had a homophobe but also a racist on my hands.

‘Now, I’ve been called a sk**k, wh*re, b***h, putrid, s**t. Someone even brought up my stance on refugees and said they hope by 2 year old son gets raped for it.

‘My brother has received death threats and been called horrible names.

‘Please, keep it coming. All the backlash from homophobes is being saved and sent through to the Senate inquiry.

‘You’re fighting for the yes debate with your cruel reactions and responses to this situation.’

The contractor has not been identified.

In her initial announcement, Ms Sims said: ‘Today I fired a staff member who made it public knowledge that they feel ‘it’s okay to vote no’.

‘Advertising your desire to vote no for SSM is, in my eyes, hate speech. Voting no is homophobic’.

Ms Sims said she was 'completely within my rights'

Ms Sims said she was ‘completely within my rights’

The No campaign were quick out of the blocks to condemn the decision.

A spokeswoman for the Coalition for Marriage, Monica Doumit, said in a statement: ‘Despite adamant and repeated claims by leading same-sex marriage advocates that freedom of speech is not a risk, this week a contractor has been sacked after expressing their view that it’s ok to say no.

‘(The) report indicates that there is an appetite on the part of ‘yes’ campaigners not only to silence, but punish, those who disagree,’ Ms Doumit said.

She claimed further: ‘This won’t stop if the law changes. On the contrary, same-sex marriage activists will feel emboldened by the change in law and seek out dissenters for ruin.’

Ms Doumit added that ‘a family’s livelihood is gone because of the radical left’s agenda to silence those who don’t agree’.

‘These are the lengths activists will go to shut down any conversation or debate around same-sex marriage.’

Ms Sims has since said the woman had been let go in a ‘civil manner’ and was ‘completely within my rights’.

Ms Sims, pictured

Ms Sims, pictured

An extract of Ms Sims's post (pictured)

An extract of Ms Sims’s post (pictured)

The 'yes' and 'no' campaigns are currently canvassing the country for votes

The ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns are currently canvassing the country for votes

A skywriter sketched these words in the sky above Sydney on Sunday morning

A skywriter sketched these words in the sky above Sydney on Sunday morning

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms Sims explained the contractor had been representing her business by often posting photos of parties she worked at.

The small businesswoman said she didn’t want the woman’s views associated with her company.

‘It’s all quite public she worked for the business… That’s not something I want to be affiliated with,’ she said.

She compared it with employing a staff member who posted racist material online. Ms Sims added she had gay friends, staff members and clients.

‘It’s just like if I had a racist person working for me especially someone who’s so vocal with their beliefs.’

In the post, Ms Sims urged her friends to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming same sex marriage survey and listed three justifications for her staffing decision.

‘1. It’s bad for business. 2. I don’t like s*** morals. 3. I don’t want homophobes working for me, especially in an environment with children.’

She explained: ‘FYI this wasn’t a ‘you’re voting no, you’re fired situation’. There were prior conversations had’.

The apparent sacking is likely to spark the ire of the No campaign, which has made concerns about freedom of expression a major plank of its argument.

But Yes campaign representatives have said it’s ‘misleading’ to suggest same sex marriage would affect freedom of speech.

The result of the postal survey will be made public on November 15.

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7 comments

  1. Narrow minded, intolerant people who are full of their own moral superiority are pathetic. Ms Sims should be ashamed of herself.

    • “Narrow minded, intolerant people who are full of their own moral superiority” – sums up No Voters. Only someone who felt morally superior would feel entitled to deny others equal rights.

      • Nothing hates like homoNazis. Perverts is perverts and that includes those perverts who engage in incest, homosexuality, bestiality, coprophagia, object sexuality, pedophilia, necrophilia…………………….

      • Any abomination done for the pleasure of the flesh goes against ALL that is good and perfect. So when you speak of homosexuality, transgender, and the self-identifiers you speak of an abomination and those who live like that and those who ENABLE SUCH MENTAL SICKNESS should ALL BE LOCKED UP IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION UNTIL THEY ARE TAKEN OUT IN A BODY BAG!

        It is only because of technology that such things are permitted to continue and perpetuate it’s disease in our societies. Like a RABID DOG this disease has festered and infected our society – STARTING WITH THE CONTAMINATION OF OUR BLOOD SUPPLY. So take your poop packing disease and your “self-identification” lunacy back to the closet and hell where you belong!

  2. Two comments here:- 1 Madeline was being a bit confrontational by putting what she did on her F/B Profile photo.
    2. I wonder how Madlin Sims found out, did she choose to go to Madeline’s page, with no prior knowledge or was she told by someone else about what was on it! Regardless of the answer, whatever happened to 3 warnings before Madelines employment was terminated, surely she should have at least given Madeline the chance to alter her F/B Profile page 1st. One could easily interpret her actions as someone that chooses to punish people with a differing viewpoint on SSM!

    From Madlin’s defense of her actions It almost seems as if she is scared of having any employees that have a different viewpoint on the SSM issue. IE she is concerned that her clients will go elsewhere or that Madeline will, horror of horror’s undermine, her businesses agenda to try and normalise SSM in the minds of the children that are her clients.

  3. This woman is in big trouble. You cannot fire someone in Australia for their religious views, but that’s exactly what she did.

    • She should be in trouble! She didn’t just sack Madeline (the contractor stuff doesn’t count – ask the ATO etc) but also bragged about it publically to show how “wonderful” she was. Madlin Sims had no need to do this. She didn’t want to employ someone opposed to SSM? OK! Why make a meal of it? Oh I think we know why, it’s to show her “moral superiority”! And there’s the rub! Does Sims ask prole to sign up for SSM prior to signing them (I doubt it)? Does she ask her clients if they support SSM before accepting bookings? Highly unlikely!!!! Even in the ACT I suspect there are more “parents” opposed to SSM than gay couples raising kids. Also kids wanting a Minie Mouse party are hardly likely to have had some “sexual awakening”! By the time they do, whomever attended their 4th birthday is not likely to rate highly.

      If Madeline had pushed opposition to SSM at work, or had signed a contract requiring her to back it, I’d say Sims may have a case. But neither is true. Simms was stupid! Why brag about sacking someone for disagreeing with their point of view? Isn’t that the real discrimination gays have fought against for decades? Oh wait! Sims isn’t gay! She’s only “virtue signalling” like pushing for masses of Muslim refugees, the vast majority of whom think homosexuality should be criminalised. Apparently she has no problem with them coming in, and actually having the vote on diminishing existing gay rights, or would she refuse to employ Muslims too?

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