Cop Refuses To Work At Gay Pride Parade In Utah

There are 20 comments on the Jun 8, 2014, National Public Radio story titled Cop Refuses To Work At Gay Pride Parade In Utah. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

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

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“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#1 Jun 8, 2014
BS! Should have been NO pay for pulling this stunt!
Dogboy

Dalton, MA

#2 Jun 8, 2014
Free choice.
Roy

New York, NY

#3 Jun 8, 2014
Good for him!

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 8, 2014
Imprtnrd wrote:
BS! Should have been NO pay for pulling this stunt!
The matter isn't settled yet.
Magic Upants in a Bunch

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jun 8, 2014
He also doesn't think blacks should be able to be police chaplains... because the Crock of Mormon says so.
Magic Upants in a Bunch

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jun 8, 2014
(IMO, of course.)

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#7 Jun 8, 2014
Dogboy wrote:
Free choice.
When your house is on fire tell that to the firemen who won't serve bigoted Topix trolls.

Burn baby, burn!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 Jun 8, 2014
The funny thing is that most cops love this assignment. Crowd is usually not rowdy, it is typically overtime, and it is easy work. Mostly just telling people to stand back to make room for the floats and watching for medical emergencies.
Roy

New York, NY

#9 Jun 8, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
The funny thing is that most cops love this assignment. Crowd is usually not rowdy, it is typically overtime, and it is easy work. Mostly just telling people to stand back to make room for the floats and watching for medical emergencies.
How the hell do you know?. Maybe some cops don't want to look at naked men shaking their asses on top of floats.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Jun 8, 2014
Roy wrote:
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How the hell do you know?. Maybe some cops don't want to look at naked men shaking their asses on top of floats.
Ask one of the police officers at the pride events you attend. I talked to cops in Chicago who said they liked working the peaceful pride parades as opposed to the St. Patricks celebrations where there are always drunken fights. Oh, and there are no naked men on any floats. You know that.
The Dreadful Few

Pittsfield, MA

#11 Jun 8, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
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When your house is on fire tell that to the firemen who won't serve bigoted Topix trolls.
Burn baby, burn!
When your house is on fire tell that to the firemen who are bigoted and don't agree with much of anything about you. Chances are, those "Bigoted" fire fighters will still put out your fire and save your life.
So please.....
Sit down lad.

:o)
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#12 Jun 8, 2014
Another gay pushing 'sensitivity' classes. How ridiculous is that?

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#13 Jun 8, 2014
Roy wrote:
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How the hell do you know?. Maybe some cops don't want to look at naked men shaking their asses on top of floats.
Evidently you're still stuck in the 1980s. Or know nothing of Salt Lake City.

Idiot.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#14 Jun 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Another gay pushing 'sensitivity' classes. How ridiculous is that?
Ask your wife, she's been trying to get you into one for years.
Elizabeth Johnson

Falls Church, VA

#15 Jun 8, 2014
What an idiot! Probably OT anyway. I remember working many assignments where I did not the people organization or what they stood for.

As a police officer I was being paid to do a job. If someone takes a job they should not have it if they cannot do what is needed.
Elizabeth Johnson

Falls Church, VA

#16 Jun 8, 2014
I would have fired him.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Jun 8, 2014
He should be fired. end of story.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#18 Jun 8, 2014
Elizabeth Johnson wrote:
What an idiot! Probably OT anyway. I remember working many assignments where I did not the people organization or what they stood for.
As a police officer I was being paid to do a job. If someone takes a job they should not have it if they cannot do what is needed.
If it was an extra detail he had the right to refuse. If it was part of a regularly scheduled day, shift work, he shouldn't have refused. Cops see a lot worse that guys in pink short shorts.
Pro Poligamist

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Jun 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
He should be fired. end of story.
Lawyers would love that too FaFoxy. Don't ya think this is getting a bit outta hand.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jun 8, 2014
@Dogbreath and Roy--oops, I mean DogBOY and Roy: People might pay attention to you if you weren't so blatantly the same person, commenting on, praising and rating your own posts. Not on this site, of course, where the targeted readers and posters are far too intelligent to be taken in by your idiocy. But on the moronic sites where your type of Little Liar breeds.

@Wondering: Why are you STILL hanging out on a gay news site? Haven't we already discussed this? Either come out of the closet already or join Dogboy and Roy, and his other fake Little Liar aliases, on a site where your homophobia is de riguer.

As for the story, I highly suspect, with little evidence other than the fact this is Utah, that this will end up being religious-based bigotry. I will then want to see where in the Bible--or the Book of Mormon-- it mentions either gay pride parades or police not working at them.

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