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Passengers stranded on bus…driver refuses to board because of gay rights ad
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:41 EST, 16 November 2012 | Niamh O’Doherty

Posted on 11/16/2012 1:03:07 PM PST by Olog-hai

Passengers spent 20 minutes stranded on a bus after its driver refused to board because of a gay rights message on the side.

The unnamed driver would not get on the X78 from Rotherham to Sheffield because it bore a billboard for gay lobby group Stonewall, reading: “Some people are gay. Get over it!”

Passengers sat and waited while the driver argued loudly with colleagues and customers. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: buses; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; publictransit
Daily Mail long title:
Passengers left stranded on bus after driver refuses to board because of gay rights advert on the side
Yet they say nothing to a driver that stops the bus in the middle of the route to pray to Mecca.
1 posted on 11/16/2012 1:03:27 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Don a baseball cap with a big Crucifix on it and drive on my brother!


2 posted on 11/16/2012 1:05:32 PM PST by CygnusXI (Im back!)
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To: Olog-hai

“ Most people are NOT gay. Get over it!”


3 posted on 11/16/2012 1:06:02 PM PST by molson209
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To: Olog-hai
The writer certainly went far out of his way to avoid any indication of the driver's faith.

Thats rules out Christianity.

4 posted on 11/16/2012 1:09:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai
Some people think they're special because they're gay.

Get over it.

5 posted on 11/16/2012 1:09:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Olog-hai

Driver was probably Muslim. Nice to see a little red-on-red action.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 1:10:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

This means there is one person in America who will not comply, will not cooperate, will not cajole with evil.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 1:12:35 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is it not possible to exit a bus?


8 posted on 11/16/2012 1:17:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wouldn’t that be “green on rainbow” action? (It would be too rude to suggest “green on brown” action.)


9 posted on 11/16/2012 1:17:37 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Olog-hai

I’m all in favor of the bus driver, and hope that other religious people also make a fuss. And it is no bad thing that other people are inconvenienced in the process, because it means that “this is serious. I will not have my faith demeaned by others with different beliefs, nor will I be forced to support their beliefs.”


10 posted on 11/16/2012 1:27:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: RitaOK

This means there is one person in America who will not comply
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Not necessarily.
The article is from UK and the areas cited appear to be in UK also.
Good for the driver BUT he probably would be looking for other employment if it were up to me - (MY bus or company).
The ads help pay his salary....
he would get canned if he refused to allow a certain ‘type’ of person board.
Of course, I am one of those that believe if you post a controversial theme on your business, or openly support a candidate etc you are immediately taking a chance of alienating 1/2 of your customer possibilities - which also has to include employees.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 1:40:35 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: Olog-hai

The Daily Mail is a pretty reputable publication that doesn’t afraid of any PC thugs. They routinely call out the muzzies on theyre BS!


12 posted on 11/16/2012 1:40:43 PM PST by Conservapony
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To: RitaOK

Nope, sorry, he’s in England.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 1:55:03 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: skeeter

No he didn’t:

“He apologised and said that the poster wasn’t acceptable to this Christian”


14 posted on 11/16/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Slings and Arrows; skeeter

No, the UK media is reporting that the driver is Christian.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:02:06 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Olog-hai

Except the incident never happened.

In fact the driver sued successfully ‘The Sun’ newspaper and others.

What actually happened was that the driver prayed in his bus whilst it was parked up off the main terminal, as he was on his lunch break. The bus wasnt in service. So the newspaper stories were a complete fiction.

I know he got £30000 in libel damages from The Sun.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 3:16:35 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I do not see that reported in the news.

I still see the original story online.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 3:24:21 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“Some people are gay. Get over it!”

HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it!

18 posted on 11/16/2012 3:26:29 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Boogieman

The ‘christian’ referenced was another driver.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 3:54:05 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I think the other driver was the one explaining to the passengers why the first driver, who is “this Christian”, refused to get back on the bus. It’s a badly written sentence though, so I guess you could read it either way.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 4:07:06 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: the scotsman

I hate it when a perfectly good snarky comment is ruined by facts.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 6:06:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Boogieman

Oops. That’s what I get for failing on the details. Bring that guy over here, to show us how to grow a backbone. Thx.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 7:00:26 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/feb/26/sun-pays-damages-to-muslim-bus-driver


23 posted on 11/16/2012 8:24:04 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman
If you’re taking the Manchester Guardian as unvarnished fact, you aren’t on the right forum.

Besides, I was not talking about that story, which happened on London United’s route 81. I was talking about the incident on London General’s route 24, which happened two years after that one.
24 posted on 11/16/2012 8:53:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Seems to be the same incident the Scotsman's talking about:

London Bus Route 24

25 posted on 11/17/2012 5:50:36 AM PST by WilliamTells
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To: WilliamTells

I had a look at that badly-written Wikipedia article. So how does one stop the bus to pray in February 2010 and get awarded £30K in February 2009??

Again, Raulynaitis worked route 81 and for a different company. He was accused of kicking people off the bus; the operator of route 24 locked people on the bus and prayed mid-route.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 9:58:03 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I think you've got the numbers the wrong way round. Raulynaitis was a driver on route 24 and got £30,000 from the Sun for making the story up. I think the route 81 story you're thinking of is this one:

Get off my bus, I need to pray

I think I read later that he was fired.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 11:44:29 AM PST by WilliamTells
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To: WilliamTells
Actually, I think I've got the numbers the wrong way round. I give up trying to separate these two stories!


28 posted on 11/17/2012 12:33:19 PM PST by WilliamTells
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To: WilliamTells
Please read the stories again.Two different stories. No particular resolution as to the latter one, which I was originally referring to.
29 posted on 11/17/2012 12:39:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, see #28. I think the somali driver was the one on the route 24 bus and I’m pretty sure I saw/read that he was fired. Can’t find any link to confirm that, though.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 1:40:36 PM PST by WilliamTells
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To: Olog-hai

I am loath, as a conservative, to quote the Graniaud, but that was the best link I could find.

Have we sorted the confusion out yet?.

So it seems that one bus driver didnt do anythinng, and the one that did got fired. If the UK was as dhimmi as people here make out, the latter would have kept his job.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:20 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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