Deputy says he was fired in part beca...

Deputy says he was fired in part because he's gay

There are 5 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Oct 3, 2013, titled Deputy says he was fired in part because he's gay. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

Robert Craig says he can't help but think on some level he was fired from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office in August because he's gay.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Oct 3, 2013
About 3 years ago, while still living in New York (where I was born and raised and lived my entire life until recently), I read about out gay Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu for the very first time. And I would see him on national tv from time to time. I believe he is the only openly gay Sheriff in the U.S.

At that time, I had not planned on moving out of New York.

But after another brutal winter in New York, I decided to move to the southwest in the summer of 2011. After living in Albuquerque for awhile, where I MISTAKENLY THOUGHT it would always be sunny and warm, I slipped in the snow and broke my leg.:( That week I decided to move to sunnier climes in Arizona (which I purposely avoided doing when I moved to New Mexico, because I thought Arizona would be too hot).

So in December 2011 I moved to a small city (pop about 9000) here in southern Arizona called "Coolidge" (named for President [John] Calvin Coolidge).

One day, on the spur of the moment, I decided to go to the Coolidge post office to get some stamps. There was only one customer in the post office waiting to be served. He was wearing a uniform. He looked familiar.

It was Sheriff Paul Babaeu. I recognized him. LOL We chatted for awhile, and I asked him which were the best gay bars nearby. He seems like a very nice guy. I was surprised to run into him by chance in this tiny place.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Oct 3, 2013
Now as far as this deputy is concerned, anyone buying drugs from someone who is not a licensed pharmacist, or licensed physician should be suspicious that what they are purchasing is not allowed by law to be dispensed in this manner.

So I don't buy this guy's story, particularly because other deputies were fired for the exact same reason, and they're apparently not claiming it was because of any sort of bias.
Jimmy

France

#3 Oct 3, 2013
I don't believe queers should be allowed to hold law enforcement positions. They're to emotionally unbalanced and physically weak.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Oct 3, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
I don't believe queers should be allowed to hold law enforcement positions. They're to emotionally unbalanced and physically weak.
I've met Sheriff Babeu. He's about 6'-3" tall and very muscular. I would like to see you say that to him.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#5 Oct 3, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
I don't believe queers should be allowed to hold law enforcement positions. They're to emotionally unbalanced and physically weak.
A different name, but you still have a problem with your to's.

A little primer:

Two, a number that follow one and precedes three.

Too, as in also.

And To as in to and fro.

In this case, too, not to would have been appropriate. Please express your hate using proper grammar in the future.

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