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Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah
Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

Posted on 06/07/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade Sunday.

Department spokeswoman Lara Jones says the officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City. …

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: gayprideparade; homosexualagenda; saltlakecity; utah

1 posted on 06/07/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why should he be punished for that?


2 posted on 06/07/2014 2:47:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

ooooooo, cool.
Pass the popcorn this will be fun to watch. The Sodomite PC Justice squad will doubtless crucify this poor bastard! Or perhaps they’ll lynch him.

Can they do both?

He better be carrying soap on a rope in the showers!


3 posted on 06/07/2014 2:50:19 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Olog-hai

Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah;
Judge sentences him to bake a cake and get sensitivity re-indoctrination queer brainwashing

there fixed it


4 posted on 06/07/2014 2:50:26 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Olog-hai

It seems that police officers can get away with shooting a handcuffed suspects, beating homeless, crazy guys to death, shoot anybody’s dog, taser Grandma, kill old guys at a nursing home for swinging a cane....

But this, THIS homophobia....

They cannot allow it!!!

Fire him! He’ll never work in law enforcement agaib!


5 posted on 06/07/2014 2:50:50 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Olog-hai; All
the f'n (the aberrants) Statists / Marxists, strike again.
"religious freedom" (in BoR), forget about it.

6 posted on 06/07/2014 2:55:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Olog-hai

Is the officer Muslim?


7 posted on 06/07/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Olog-hai
To force him to attend the parade is sexual harassment at work!
8 posted on 06/07/2014 3:02:21 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Olog-hai

Never thought I would see George Orwell’s vision happening here.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 3:02:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Olog-hai

The sad part is only one had a problem with deviancy.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 3:06:48 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (The VA - same government incompetence as the TSA but with less molestation.)
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To: bunkerhill7

He’ll likely get sentenced to steam-clean and bleach the alleyways of the parade route the next morning...Goo Removal Detail.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 3:12:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: Olog-hai
Police officers had to provide protection at Klan rallies in Illinois, Justice for Trayvon marches, etc.

Just because you are tasked with keeping the peace in the midst of a bunch of degenerates doesn't mean you are agreeing with or endorsing degeneracy.

If you don't want to deal with the scum of the earth on a daily basis, don't take a job as a police officer.

12 posted on 06/07/2014 3:13:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Dealing with the scum of the earth is one thing; protecting them is another.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 3:16:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I would have worked it and busted everyone I could for indecent exposure, public intoxication, drugs, etc.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 3:17:46 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Olog-hai
That's the job.

How many murderers and rapists are escorted from jail to court and back again every day?

How many cops have had to risk their lives to prevent lowlife drugdealers from murdering other lowlife drugdealers?

We all have equal rights under the law: the nun, the crackhead, the family man, the pervert, etc.

Unlike the Colorado baker, who was deprived of his fundamental right to decide whether or not he wanted to enter into a contract, this guy volunteered for a job he knew required him to put his life on the line for every citizen.

15 posted on 06/07/2014 3:26:04 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t blame him - even if he has no ideological point of view. These are disgusting. I’ll never forget the look on the faces of Islamists during the Paris gay pride parade circa 2000. I knew then we were in horrible trouble.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Olog-hai

It would be one thing if these “gay pride” parades involved dignified behavior but the ones I’ve seen have been freak shows with burly bearded guys in pink tutus twirling batons. Or worse. How do you explain something like that to little kids?


17 posted on 06/07/2014 3:47:50 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: wideawake
That's the job.

No it isn't. Something being "legal" is not the equivalent of it being right.

If this were Charleston in 1810, should he be required to work a "Parade" of slaves being transported to the auction block?

If this were Berlin in 1940, should he be required to work a "Parade" of Jews being sent to the cattle cars?

Again, Legal and "right" are two different things, and we should always oppose evil, even when it's legal.

How many murderers and rapists are escorted from jail to court and back again every day?

If these people were suspects and prisoners, you would have a point. That *IS* part of the job, and it is well understood to be part of the job prior to the fact of taking the job. But That is not what is happening here. In this case, the man is expected to provide assistance in promoting a very evil cause, and one which every decent person should oppose; The normalization of a deadly perversion.

We all have equal rights under the law: the nun, the crackhead, the family man, the pervert, etc.

So you say, but during the time the founders were writing the bill of rights, Homosexuals were executed. As a matter of fact, Homosexuality has been an imprisonable offense up until the 1960s. It was classified as a mental illness until 1973, and the only reason it was removed from the list of mental illnesses was because a massive mob of homosexuals showed up at an annual meeting of the American Psychiatry Associations in 1973, and threatened all the doctors unless they changed it.

Unlike the Colorado baker, who was deprived of his fundamental right to decide whether or not he wanted to enter into a contract, this guy volunteered for a job he knew required him to put his life on the line for every citizen.

Really? So again, if it were a Parade of Jews to the cattle cars, or a parade of slaves to the auction block, this officer is obligated to do his duty as a law enforcement officer and participate in these evil practices? You do know this "I was just following orders" defense was rejected at the Nuremberg trials, don't you?

No, a man should do what is right, and what is right is refusing to participate or condone a parade of evil.

18 posted on 06/07/2014 4:02:31 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: DiogenesLamp
This is poor logic.

The theoretical cop in your examples is not forcing anyone to be enslaved or led to their deaths against their will.

Your analogy is fatally flawed. People at that parade, for reasons unfathomable to me, actually want to be there.

Also, the Founders did not execute sodomites.

If any sodomite had ever been executed in this country, he would years ago have been transformed into a famous martyr, with schools named after him, an award-winning New York Times bestseller biography of him, a commemorative postage stamp, etc.

Don't manufacture history.

19 posted on 06/07/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Repeat Offender
The sad part is only one had a problem with deviancy.

We'll see. Perhaps one refused and the other 29 will consider calling in sick.

20 posted on 06/07/2014 4:13:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: miss marmelstein
I don’t blame him - even if he has no ideological point of view. These are disgusting. I’ll never forget the look on the faces of Islamists during the Paris gay pride parade circa 2000. I knew then we were in horrible trouble.

Christianity is in decline in Europe, while Islam is in ascension there. It will not be far in the future till Islamists have sufficient numbers to win elections and elect Islamists in those countries. In 20 years, Europe will be Islamic, and when that happens they are going to embark on a search and destroy mission regarding homosexuals. The portion of the population which might object (the Christian part) will be subdued and dominated by the Islamists, and the Homosexuals will all end up being killed.

Europe is heading for a bloodbath (again) and we will be getting to the same destination eventually ourselves. A large part of what is destroying Western Civilization is a rejection of Judeo-Christian principles. This indulgence of perversion and insanity which is being imposed on us by Judicial tyrants appointed by Democrats, just hastens the time when society collapses and we will reap the whirlwind.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Olog-hai

Prayers up for this man.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm really surprised this happened in Utah. Chicago, I could see, but Utah??

Didn't think the Mormons out there put up with that sort of thing.

23 posted on 06/07/2014 4:25:35 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: GeronL

Because there are certain professions that just do not get to make this decision. Suppose a Muslim doctor refuses to operate on a Christian patient in an emergency room? Suppose an atheist cop decides to not save a Baptist minister being beaten to death because he is baptist? Suppose a court appointed lawyer decides to not do his best because of certain beliefs of the client?

No. There are certain jobs that if you wanna do them, they come with certain personal restrictions. This is one of them.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 4:26:40 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

You don’t think those things happen every day?


25 posted on 06/07/2014 4:29:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: wideawake

YES! BRILLIANT! (Please put me on your ‘ping list’ if you have one. Glad you are here on FR!)


26 posted on 06/07/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3086047/posts


27 posted on 06/07/2014 4:34:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: wideawake
If any sodomite had ever been executed in this country, he would years ago have been transformed into a famous martyr, with schools named after him, an award-winning New York Times bestseller biography of him, a commemorative postage stamp, etc.

Got intrigued by your comment and did a little research. According to this author, only two men are known to have been executed in English-speaking America for sodomy, both in the colonial period, and a couple more in New Netherland. See page 288.

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1061&context=englishfacpubs

However, little combing of local judicial records has been done on the issue, and since sodomy was legally punishable by death throughout the colonial period and as late as the 1870s, it seems likely the real number is a good bit higher.

28 posted on 06/07/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: wideawake
This is poor logic.

The theoretical cop in your examples is not forcing anyone to be enslaved or led to their deaths against their will.

The Cop doesn't want to be there, and he is being forced to be there against his will. I expect a bunch of the Cops feel the same way.

And you aren't grasping the point. Neither the Jews nor the Slaves were recognized as having any legal rights, so what they wanted was legally irrelevant. You want to talk about bad logic? You are demanding what is Legal on the one hand (for the officer) and what is Moral on the other. (for the Jews and the Slaves.)

You are trying to have it both ways.

Your analogy is fatally flawed. People at that parade, for reasons unfathomable to me, actually want to be there.

Mentally ill people want to play with poo, but that doesn't mean we should indulge them.

Also, the Founders did not execute sodomites.

Thomas Jefferson himself, complaining that execution was too severe a punishment for the offense of Homosexuality, proposed to the Virginia Legislature to change the punishment to castration.

Whosoever shall be guilty of Rape, Polygamy, or Sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting thro' the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch diameter at the least.

Here is Wikipedia on the topic:

In 1779, Thomas Jefferson wrote a law in Virginia which contained a punishment of castration for men who engage in sodomy,[1] however, what was intended by Jefferson as a liberalization of the sodomy laws in Virginia at that time was rejected by the Virginia Legislature, which continued to prescribe death as the maximum penalty for the crime of sodomy in that state.[2]

29 posted on 06/07/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Sherman Logan

Should note that the execution of William Cornish for sodomy in the previous post was arguably for homosexual rape, not just sodomy, which does put a somewhat different perspective on the case.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 4:41:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: RIghtwardHo
Because there are certain professions that just do not get to make this decision. Suppose a Muslim doctor refuses to operate on a Christian patient in an emergency room? Suppose an atheist cop decides to not save a Baptist minister being beaten to death because he is baptist? Suppose a court appointed lawyer decides to not do his best because of certain beliefs of the client?

And suppose someone who doesn't believe in slavery is required to provide security for a slave parade? They have to follow the law, right?

And suppose someone has to make sure no Jews escape while they are being led to the cattle cars. They have to follow the law, right?

When the law eventually says (and it will) that Christians have to be dragged out of their houses and forced to go to education camps, they have to follow the law, right?

Just like you said, "There are certain jobs that if you wanna do them, they come with certain personal restrictions. This is one of them."

31 posted on 06/07/2014 4:45:27 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Sherman Logan
Should note that the execution of William Cornish for sodomy in the previous post was arguably for homosexual rape, not just sodomy, which does put a somewhat different perspective on the case.

As you mentioned, you would think the numbers would be higher, and you mentioned a reason for this, but when you consider that the penalty is death, it might have deterred quite a lot of it. (It's only 1.8% anyway, and i'm thinking back in those days it was a lot harder for them to find another member of that 1.8%) Not only was the legal system completely against it, everyone in those days was inundated with religious teaching proclaiming you would burn in Hell for eternity for doing such a thing.

There were a lot of factors working against it.

32 posted on 06/07/2014 5:00:50 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Sherman Logan; wideawake; Chode

“If any sodomite had ever been executed in this country, ,”

He was. John Gacy

I’m surprised he was not been made a martyr and got his own postage stamp. If Harvey Milk gets one why not Gacy?


33 posted on 06/07/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
give-em a little more time
34 posted on 06/07/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Morgana
He was. John Gacy

I’m surprised he was not been made a martyr and got his own postage stamp. If Harvey Milk gets one why not Gacy?

Now that you have brought it up, I think many people would be astonished at the cross connection between serial killers and homosexuality. A huge swath of infamous serial killers were homosexual. (Jeffery Dahmer, Charles Ing.)

I suppose the act of sodomy might get overlooked when you are dealing with acts of murder.

35 posted on 06/07/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Morgana
Milk didn't kill and dismember even one person that we know of.

Gacy murdered and dismembered dozens.

Flawed logic makes defenders of true morality look silly.

36 posted on 06/07/2014 5:26:02 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Sherman Logan
There is no number, because someone would have to stand up in court and testify that he had been sodomized, and that the man who did it lived long enough to make it to trial.

It would be too rich a subject of research to have been passed up by the victimology department of every university in America.

37 posted on 06/07/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
There is no number, because someone would have to stand up in court and testify that he had been sodomized

Which would itself have been a capital crime, if voluntary.

38 posted on 06/07/2014 6:01:44 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

You see my point. It was a law that was effectively unenforceable before it was symbolically repealed.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 6:33:30 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

How many Murderer Pride Parades and Rapist Pride Parades do we have?


40 posted on 06/07/2014 6:42:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: GeronL

Ain’t his job to unpick the jobs he does.

Unless he is Muslim


41 posted on 06/07/2014 6:45:26 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: wideawake

I agree.

Should atheism by a police officer justify his refusal to provide security for a religious parade?


42 posted on 06/07/2014 6:59:41 PM PDT by Michael1977
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To: Michael1977

So is homosexuality a religion now?


43 posted on 06/07/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A police officer providing security for a gay pride parade does not imply his agreement with the parade’s message, any more than providing security at a Westboro Baptist Church picket implies agreement with the Westboro Baptist Church.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 7:41:43 AM PDT by Michael1977
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