In his opinion piece Calm down, and cut out the slander and gossip, Dave Pellowe libels me by writing:
ACL board members are not safe from the public because of the very real threat they present to the evil in our public square. Five years ago it was reported that one director of ACL’s sister organisation LMI had been successfully persecuted by a fundamentalist gay activist and lost his career as a managing partner at IBM for nothing more than association with the Christian lobbyist.Good Sauce; February 25 2023
I’m not sure how this fundamentalist Christian adherent justifies calling me “fundamentalist”. I’ll gladly accept “ratbag”, “principled”, or “irritating”, but “fundamentalist”? Srsly?
That aside, I dealt with this sorry saga most recently in 2018:
Not wanting to let facts get in the way of a good story, Dave Pellowe not only misrepresents and distorts his Eternity News source, but he goes one step further and fabricates a narrative claiming that not only did IBM terminate Mark Allaby’s employment, but that they did it on the back on my activism.
A casual glance at Mark Allaby’s LinkedIn profile shows continuous employment at IBM as a Managing Partner since 2016:
A deeper dive into the IBM website reveals the August 30 2019 article “Blockchain: shifting the power of collaboration from hype to reality” credited to “Mark Allaby, Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Australia & New Zealand“.
How then could my 2017 activism have cost Mark Allaby his job at IBM as a managing partner when he was still working there in that capacity in 2019?
It says a lot about Dave Pellowe and his apparent lack of integrity when he not only misrepresents a Christian media source on his side of the political outhouse, but goes on to claim a person lost their job when they didn’t actually lose it.
So much for the Good Sauce‘s hyped-up claim “You want a source of political/cultural analysis & opinions you can trust”.
More like Sloppy Drivel than Good Sauce.