Adam Smith, who was fired from his job as the CFO of Vante, Inc., is now living in an RV and is on food stamps.
According to Smith, Vante fired him after he posted a video on Youtube berating a Chik-fil-A employee about the company’s policy towards homosexuals.
In 2012, Smith filmed a video while going through a drive-thru to receive free water. As he pulled up to the window to pick up his order, he started berating the young lady working inside.
Smith said, “Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation. I don’t know how you live with yourself and work here. I don’t understand it. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better.”
The Chik-fil-A worker responded in a very professional manner and never lost her composure. The interaction only lasted about thirty seconds, but Smith made sure the damage was permanent by posting the video to Youtube.
Smith told ABC News that when he got back to work, the receptionist said, “Adam, what did you do? The voicemail is completely full, and it’s full of bomb threats.”
Smith was fired later that day. He claims that he was making $200,000 annually and had over $1 million in stock options with the medical device manufacturer.
His termination meant that he lost all of those stock options.
In the following months, Smith and his family lost their house and were forced to move into a mobile home. He managed to get hired as a CFO in Portland, Oregon, but was fired two weeks later after his boss found out about the video.
Smith, who has four daughters and a wife, claims to currently be on food stamps. However, he does not regret his stance on gay marriage.
“I don’t regret the stand I took, but I regret… the way I talked to her,” he concluded.”