Kansas woman loses job over Facebook post criticizing military personnel

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A Kansas woman says she was fired and has received death threats after posting comments on Facebook that criticized the military.

Meagan May, of Manhattan, Kan., posted a comment in September that she did not consider the military heroic and criticizing military personnel for expecting discounts at businesses.

Her post said, "Everyone is constantly glorifying the military, calling them 'heroes' etc. War is not 'heroic.' Saying no to violence and solving problems peacefully is heroic. So no I will not thank those who CHOOSE (ON THEIR OWN FREE WILL) to go kill themselves in battle. Get a life and a real job. Oh, and stop demanding a military discount everywhere you go. You're no better, nor no more deserving than a normal 'civilian.'"

May told WIBW-TV she posted the comments on her personal Facebook page because she believes soldiers receive too much special treatment. She said her employer, Carmike Cinemas in Manhattan, fired her after she posted the comment.

Carmike also posted on May's page that her comments did not reflect the attitude of the company. Carmike officials said they fully support and honor military personnel.

May, who had been promoted as the manager of the theater several weeks before she was fired, says she isn't backing down because she thinks she should be able to post whatever she believes on her Facebook page.

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