Doporto was fired Wednesday from HollyFrontier, according to the Current-Argus. The city council has not taken any action against Doporto for his comments, despite an online petition asking for Doporto to step down, which has garnered thousands of signatures.
Doporto told KOB that his comments were a joke and that he’d written similar things in the past without consequence. He told the Current-Argus that he is considering legal action against his former employer, because he believes that his First Amendment rights to free speech were violated.
According to Doporto’s wife, the family has received death threats. The Current-Argus reported that Doporto’s wife defended her husband in a Facebook post, writing: “As a father of our four beautiful children, he is now jobless because of one single post.”