Bethany Paquette told CBC News that she had applied to work at Amaruk Wilderness Corp., a company that specializes in wilderness expeditions, but that she was “attacked” due to her Christian college background and religious views.
An outdoors expert, she was hoping to join the team as a wilderness guide, but reportedly ended up, instead, having a bizarre email exchange with at least two senior staff members there. …
The email, which reportedly came from Olaf Amundsen, who handles hiring for the company, purportedly said that Paquette wasn’t qualified and then proceeded to mention Trinity Western by name.
“Unlike Trinity Western University, we embrace diversity, and the right of people to sleep with or marry whoever they want,” the letter read, according to CBC.
And that’s not all. The text continued: “The Norse background of most of the guys at the management level means that we are not a Christian organization, and most of us actually see Christianity as having destroyed our culture, tradition and way of life.”
[Bonus: appended below are additional passages from emails sent by senior officials of Amaruk.]
Paquette added that Norse people chose to be Christians and ended her email with a “God bless.”
Amundsen replied, “‘God bless’ is very offensive to me and yet another sign of your attempts to impose your religious views on me. I do not want to be blessed by some guy… who has been the very reason for the most horrendous abuses and human rights violations in the history of the human race.”
Amundsen added that if he met God, he would have sex with him.
Amaruk’s co-CEO Christopher Fragassi-Bjornsen chimed in on the emails and wrote: “Trinity Western University believes that two men loving each other is wrong… we believe a man ending up with another man is probably the best thing that could happen to him.”
“But we do not force these views onto other people, and we are completely fine if a guy decided to go the emasculation route by marrying a B.C. woman,” added Fragassi-Bjornsen.