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Soap Actress: I Was Canned For My Anti-Gay Religious Beliefs

Patricia Mauceri of ABC's One Life To Live claims she was fired from the show in late June because her religious beliefs did not allow her to go along with a storyline that involved her character's son coming out of the closet.
Patricia Mauceri says she was fired and abruptly replaced for objecting to a gay storyline because of her religious beliefs. Mauceri played the recurring role of Carlotta Vega on "OLTL" for the last 14 years. But when she objected to how the writers wanted her deeply religious character, a Latina mother, to handle a storyline involving homosexuality, she objected. And for that she claims she was fired. Mauceri, 59, a devout Christian, told FOX News that character Vega's gay-friendly dialogue was not in line with the character she helped create by drawing on her own faith. "I did not object to being in a gay storyline. I objected to speaking the truth of what that person, how that person would live and breathe and act in that storyline," she said. "And this goes against everything I am, my belief system, and what I know the character's belief system is aligned to." Mauceri said she was replaced despite offering changes to the script and hoping for a compromise. An ABC spokesperson said they were not aware of any such claims by Mauceri, adding such claims "would be frivolous."
So if she really refused to say the lines because the story wasn't true to her character, exactly how was she fired for her religious beliefs? Of course, Peter LaBarbera thinks Mauceri's situation is exactly why ENDA should not be passed, because minor daytime TV characters won't be able to write their own scripts!
Reverse Discrimination? How’s this for a timely story for Labor Day — highlighting the current reality that Christians and traditionalists who oppose homosexuality are more likely to be fired or disciplined for their beliefs than homosexuals are for “being gay.” TAKE ACTION: Call your Congressman and Senators next week (202-224-2131; 202-225-3121; and urge them to oppose ENDA — the Employment Nondiscrimination Act — which would federalize “sexual orientation” law and greatly expand government power to promote the “gay” agenda. ENDA would become a tool for the Left to use the state to force Christian and moral-minded business owners to promote and subsidize homosexuality and transsexuality against their will.

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