Cop Refuses To Work At Gay Pride Parade In Utah

There are 16 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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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#87 Jun 10, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
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I have no problem with that. Au naturale seems completely natural and normal to me.
If God wanted us to run around naked, we'd have been born that way.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#88 Jun 10, 2014
Reverend Alan wrote:
NE Jade wrote: there are no naked men on any floats. You know that.
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Absolutely nothing. It has to do with NE Jade's comment which I posted above.
I have been to numerous pride events. Chicago, Atlanta,Omaha, Toronto, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego, Reno, as well as some I have failed to list. At none of them were there ever naked men on a float. So because some people chose to run naked in San Francisco in front of you, Alan, doesn't make nudity a part of pride events. I guess if you look for nudity, you can find it any where, even in front of your mirror.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#89 Jun 10, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>I have been to numerous pride events. Chicago, Atlanta,Omaha, Toronto, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego, Reno, as well as some I have failed to list. At none of them were there ever naked men on a float. So because some people chose to run naked in San Francisco in front of you, Alan, doesn't make nudity a part of pride events. I guess if you look for nudity, you can find it any where, even in front of your mirror.
I was down on Fisherman's Wharf on Easter Sunday this spring. And I saw a group of nude cyclists riding up and down the waterfront. Then came the naked skate-boarders. So I guess nobody should hang out at Fisherman's Wharf, either.

I heard quite a few laughs and saw a lot of pictures being taken. I didn't see anyone too upset, though.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#90 Jun 10, 2014
Any of the "clothing optional" beaches I have visited should have had signs that read, "Only Those Naked Shouldn't Be"!! LOL Most had the skin of old leather that would have made hellish suitcases!! But hey, if they were happy, so be it!!
Beauty QUEEN

London, UK

#91 Jun 11, 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.
It is all about sex with you people ...

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#92 Jun 11, 2014
Freak wrote:
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And did it ever cross your mind that back in those days it was okay to have sexual intercourse with young children? Can't you see the possibility that the two are parallel? Of course you ca. In fact, I think that is exactly what you hope for. You do need help. Big time!
Besides being a troll, you are totally illiterate. My post mentioned different places, but not the past. So why do you say "in those days."

PS: No society condones sex with pre-adolescent children. The ancient Greeks (which is what I believe you are thinking of) had sex with post-adolescent youth. While it may be arguable about the morality of this, pedophilia is distinct from ephebophilia.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#93 Jun 11, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
Any of the "clothing optional" beaches I have visited should have had signs that read, "Only Those Naked Shouldn't Be"!! LOL Most had the skin of old leather that would have made hellish suitcases!! But hey, if they were happy, so be it!!
Nudity is about accepting oneself as one if. Would you want to prohibit a woman with her breasts removed or a person with an ostomy from being at a nude beach? When you write the word "should", even in jest be careful. When one "shoulds" all over other folks, one is acting like a Fundie or Taliban.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#94 Jun 11, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Horsefeathers!
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The food in your restaurant is buck naked and loaded with fat ;o
I don't own a restaurant.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#95 Jun 11, 2014
The cop quit the SLC police force. Good deal!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#96 Jun 11, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
The cop quit the SLC police force. Good deal!
Here's the news story
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58050771-78...
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He claimed religious reasons as his excuse for not being part of the Pride Parade
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But yet he carries a loaded pistol on his belt that inflicts death (one of the BIG 10)
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Would he use that pistol in the line of duty; or would he keep it holstered for religious reasons?
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Its is really a good thing he quit because where the rubber meets the road; this cop is a spinout

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#97 Jun 12, 2014
As Has been said, Crowds at GP parades are pretty well behaved, who needs them? It's just a way to pay overtime to the cops. Let's save some money!
Regards, Terri
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#99 Jun 12, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Here's the news story
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58050771-78...
.
He claimed religious reasons as his excuse for not being part of the Pride Parade
.
But yet he carries a loaded pistol on his belt that inflicts death (one of the BIG 10)
.
Would he use that pistol in the line of duty; or would he keep it holstered for religious reasons?
.
Its is really a good thing he quit because where the rubber meets the road; this cop is a spinout
A little research goes a long way:
http://www.gotquestions.org/you-shall-not-mur...
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#100 Jun 12, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
He claimed religious reasons as his excuse for not being part of the Pride Parade
Looks like he didn't refuse, he asked to be reassigned. Big difference.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#101 Jun 12, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Looks like he didn't refuse, he asked to be reassigned. Big difference.
He asked to be reassigned from duty he'd volunteered to do. BIG difference.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#102 Jun 13, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
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He asked to be reassigned from duty he'd volunteered to do. BIG difference.
and... This is the first I've heard about this "requested to be reassigned" BS. From what I've read before, he freely volunteered to join a volunteer "drill team" then refused to perform in that team as directed.

Sounds to me as though there was "backlash" against him/her and it got too hot in the kitchen so he/she left. IF this is true, notice I said IF, then IMHO good residence to bad rubbish.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#103 Jun 13, 2014
jcofe wrote:
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and... This is the first I've heard about this "requested to be reassigned" BS. From what I've read before, he freely volunteered to join a volunteer "drill team" then refused to perform in that team as directed.
Sounds to me as though there was "backlash" against him/her and it got too hot in the kitchen so he/she left. IF this is true, notice I said IF, then IMHO good residence to bad rubbish.
He's now saying he requested to be reassigned, I should have added the word supposedly to my comment. After all, we know bigots never lie, they just misspeak.

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