Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport fired a skycap who broadcast an anti-gay message over the public address system around 1 am on May 1. The employee later admitted he downloaded a recorded Bible passage from Leviticus to his cell phone and then played it twice over the loudspeakers as a prank.
A gay couple collecting their luggage following a red-eye flight heard the message and complained.
You can’t always control what your employees decide to do, but a swift response is the next best thing. The airport fired the porter and issued a statement saying, “Broward County has a zero-tolerance policy for these types of offenses.”