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Mexican officials fired for posting homophobic comments following Orlando terror attack

June 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican officials fired for posting homophobic comments following Orlando terror attack

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A state government representative in Mexico was fired from his position after he posted a homophobic comment on Facebook following Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida that claimed 49 innocent lives.

José de Jesús Manzo Corona, who is a Jalisco state official with SEDIS, the Federal Ministry of Development and Social Integration, posted on his Facebook profile, “Too bad it was just 50, not 100.”.

Someone commented on the status saying: “Such a shame that people like you exist.”

According to Fox News Latino, the former official did not back down from defending his post, he replied to the comment, “I’m sorry, but I simply do not agree with gay ideology. If I offended someone with different views, I apologize.”

However, the Jalisco state Governor and Manzo Corona’s employer Aristóteles Sandoval criticized the homophobic comments in a string of tweets.

“My government promotes respect and inclusiveness. Discriminatory language won’t be tolerated under any circumstances. I have given precise instructions to have that functionary removed from his position at SEDIS because of his homophobic comments on social media,” Sandoval said.

Miguel Castro Reynoso, the minister of the SEDIS, announced in a Facebook post that as a result of his comments, Manzo Corona has been fired, calling his actions “deplorable.”

The minister added, “It truly pains me and shames me. Those of us who serve the people should be the first to be tolerant. On behalf of the ministry and all of us who daily give our 100 percent to improve the lives of the people, I humbly and sincerely offer an apology to those who were offended.”

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