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Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 6, 2014

Posted on 06/07/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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

The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones.

"We don't tolerate bias and bigotry in the department, and assignments are assignments ... To allow personal opinion to enter into whether an officer will take a post is not something that can be tolerated in a police department," Jones told KSL.

She declined comment on the officer's reason for refusing the assignment.

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The gay mafia Facists intolerance on display again.
1 posted on 06/07/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gay rights apparently means no rights for others.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 3:40:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

>>Gay rights apparently means no rights for others.

An assignment is an assignment. When cops can decide who to protect and where they want to serve, then why have them anymore?


3 posted on 06/07/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Bryanw92

It’s a special event, not normal duty and they should have some choice.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 3:45:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL; MinuteGal

Is the police chief a lesbian? Probably. Even if not, she’s PC correct, and I believe she is intentionally picking out cops whom she knows are either religious Christian and/or anti gay marriage, and makes sure they are one of the ones she chooses for gay pride parades, knowing those person(s) will refuse and then she can get rid of or demote them, or hope they quit. I feel it in my bones that this is the new tactic.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: GeronL
Gay rights apparently means no rights for others.

That is exactly what it means. Welcome to Obama world. It is going to get worse.

6 posted on 06/07/2014 3:47:45 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: flaglady47; al baby; a fool in paradise
I believe she is intentionally picking out cops whom she knows are either religious Christian and/or anti gay marriage, and makes sure they are one of the ones she chooses for gay pride parades

That is exactly the kind of thing that homosexuals do. Shove your face in their perversion.

WHo wants to police the Folsom Street Fest & BRD BBQ?

7 posted on 06/07/2014 3:48:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Let's see, she says the officer is biased and a bigot, but otherwise, political correctness cop Jones declines to comment on the officer's reason for declining the assignment. Ohhhkayyyy ...... Oh really? photo: The butthurt is strong with this one tumblr_lk76paO9iN1qh1u66.jpg
8 posted on 06/07/2014 3:48:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: GeronL

Obama: We do have some extra cells at Gitmo for cases like this.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 3:49:20 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: GeronL

>>It’s a special event, not normal duty and they should have some choice.

The article doesn’t say that it was an off-duty or overtime type of assignment. It sounds like it was just a regular duty day for the 30 officers assigned.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 3:51:20 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
never heard of the Blue Flu up there???
11 posted on 06/07/2014 3:53:11 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: Oldeconomybuyer

This occurred in Utah, a largely Mormon state. So, we have queers prancing and flouncing in a “Pervert’s Parade” in teh same city where the Mormon central Temple is located.

Perhaps it is time for them to go full ‘Mountin’ Meadows on the prancers & flouncers - release their inner Mormon, so to speak.

But, they have decided to “Love the sinner but not the sin.” An interesting concept, that.

I’m inclined to call “Humbuggery!” on that one.

Obama must have blackmailed the LDS leadership, especially if one considers the heavy lifting Mormons exerted in California to defeat ‘Queer Marriage’.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

So now whoever is against packing fudge is a bigot.

Wow. We live in bizarro world!


13 posted on 06/07/2014 3:55:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: GeronL

I’d say that this falls under sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment. Push charges on the supervisor and take it to court.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 3:56:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Funny when you can come down on BOTH sides of the ‘argument’.

I agree an assignment is an assignment BUT would you have a Black Cop provide security for a KKK meeting if he didn’t want to ‘protect’ them?

If he didn’t want to be the ‘Special Detail’ at a BYU Football game would you force him to do it or find someone that wanted to go to the FB game?


15 posted on 06/07/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: GeronL

you got that right.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 3:57:23 PM PDT by sport
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; GeronL

Do they have black officers work the KKK Pride rallies as well?


17 posted on 06/07/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

heh


18 posted on 06/07/2014 3:59:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GladesGuru

Pride rallies don’t just draw on the local talent. They are “vacation destinations” for homo-activists.

It’s a vacation/sex party. And there IS a lot of public sex in the washrooms at these events. Just as the bar staff who work the corridor in Houston (one of the largest such parades).

It IS about getting out there in public and creating a scene.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: GeronL

PRIDE is one of the 7 deadly sins.

This is not an “inclusive” event, it is “exclusive” of the heteronormative world. Any other sex deviant freak is under the umbrella.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sick homofascism in Utah. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere


21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:05:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: a fool in paradise

“Do they have black officers work the KKK Pride rallies as well?”

Yes. There is a famous photograph (having trouble posting it from my phone) from a Klan rally, showing a small child in Klan robes playing with a black officer who was assigned to the rally. It’s not uncommon for cops to be assigned to controversial events without regard to the cop’s position on the issue.

As someone said above, an assignment is an assignment is an assignment.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:05:52 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whether it be homo “rights” (snort) or KKK, he should get out there, do his easy shift, protect the 1st Amendment, and watch the fascists further make assess of themselves. Sheesh.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 4:17:22 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Bryanw92

If he’s willing to quit, then that’s how cultural mores are set


24 posted on 06/07/2014 4:23:51 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Reporting for duty sir...
25 posted on 06/07/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Boots will be applied to necks... kinky boots that is.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 4:50:05 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lara Jones. “We don’t tolerate bias and bigotry in the department,

And besides their cute.


27 posted on 06/07/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

28 posted on 06/07/2014 4:57:02 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Bryanw92

No, an officer must first protect his dignity, his faith and family first. You cannot force a man to protect people that want to destroy him.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If this was an official assignment, the officer should either be demoted and lose $ or fired. An officer’s duty is to uphold and enforce the law for EVERYONE, not for who they agree with.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 5:06:14 PM PDT by yadent
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To: GeronL

When I was on a force, EVERY such event was voluntary extra-duty. No one had to participate.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

bump


32 posted on 06/07/2014 5:11:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: yadent

This isn’t a law enforcement event, but largely for PR. In fact, assigned police will likely NOT be permitted to enforce the law when numerous public decency ordinances WILL be openly violated during this event. Those office which do act on them will be summarily fired for offending the Gaystapo.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 5:13:11 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Bryanw92; All
"An assignment is an assignment."

On one hand, and I don't know from the information presented if this a religious expression issue, I presume that police establishments swear to protect and defend the Constitution, including protecting the rights of their own members. So the police establishment in question may need some "sensitivity training," imo, concerning respecting the constitutional rights of its members if such is the case.

On the other hand, police establishments have a right to know, imo, if its limited members are ready, willing and able for all scenarios. So maybe such personal convictions are grounds not to expense police training for police training for unwilling candidates.

Finally, I regard uniformed police presence at community events as meaning that police are strictly being peacekeepers and are not there to endorse a "product," the gay agenda in this example.

34 posted on 06/07/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Oliviaforever

Correctional officers (who are sworn peace officers)face people who ‘want to destroy’ them every shift. No one is forcing them to do the job. If they can’t handle it, they need to find another line of work. Also, an officer’s job is not to protect but to uphold and enforce the law. Period. They are under no legal obligation to protect anyone other than themselves and those in their custody. Any ‘protection’ of the public is a ‘benefit’ of upholding & enforcing.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 5:15:32 PM PDT by yadent
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To: fwdude

Then it’s not an official assignment? Are they being paid via public funds? Are they not ‘under color’ at this event? To not enforce some laws for ‘certain’ people would clearly be a violation of the Equal Protection Clause, no? This doesn’t add up.......


36 posted on 06/07/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT by yadent
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To: yadent

As I said, they will be required to “look the other way” when public decency laws WILL be violated, as they are at all “gay pride” celebrations and as police are always ordered to ignore them. In other words, they will be participating in an event where they are required to violate their oath.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oliviaforever

>>No, an officer must first protect his dignity, his faith and family first.

No one was making him put on leather chaps and march in the parade.

>>You cannot force a man to protect people that want to destroy him.

Cops do that in the ‘hood every day. The gang-bangers literally want to kill him. I doubt the gays want to harm him. Now if he was a firefighter, then most of the gays might have some other ideas.


38 posted on 06/07/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: stanne

>>If he’s willing to quit, then that’s how cultural mores are set

If he’s willing to quit for his principles, then I applaud his courage and wish that more cops did that over the growing police state in America. Is he willing to take a stand against 2am no-knock warrants, the tasering of citizens who dare to ask a question, or the overall militarization of law enforcement?


39 posted on 06/07/2014 5:45:19 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: GeronL

“WHo wants to police the Folsom Street Fest & BRD BBQ?”

Faggots and fudgepacker cops?


40 posted on 06/07/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

To fit in these cops will wear bicycle helmets and speedos, the last part just to have a place for the badge


41 posted on 06/07/2014 5:50:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: fwdude

As one who has siblings who are officers and having worked with hundreds of LEOs, I have never had an officer inform me that they were ORDERED to ignore established laws. Maybe they don’t patrol in the ‘right’ areas of the country.....


42 posted on 06/07/2014 5:53:23 PM PDT by yadent
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To: Bryanw92

The Police Union will step up and support him, right?


43 posted on 06/07/2014 5:54:37 PM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: Bryanw92

You’re making the wrong argument. The LEO’s refusal to participate in the event is justified by his moral conviction. What should concern you, however, is the statement released by the dept declaring his beliefs against sodomy to be that of “bias and bigotry”.

Rationalizing this type of tyranny through impartiality is a sure way to Hell.


44 posted on 06/07/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yadent
As one who has siblings who are officers and having worked with hundreds of LEOs, I have never had an officer inform me that they were ORDERED to ignore established laws.

Then, they don't work in areas that are controlled by the Gaystapo. This is standard practice in those areas.

45 posted on 06/07/2014 6:06:17 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They really have no idea about diversity. How about a ‘gay greed’ or ‘gay sloth’ parade instead of the same old tired ‘gay pride’ stuff.


46 posted on 06/07/2014 6:46:49 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: yadent

Tell that to the Somali cabbies.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: SgtHooper

Somali cabbies, Utah police officer, and a gay pride parade.......fail to see a connection. Expound please.....


48 posted on 06/07/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT by yadent
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To: Bryanw92; GeronL
“The department staffs several community events in Salt Lake City, Jones said, the Days of ‘47 Parade and the Salt Lake City Marathon being among the largest. For those events, officers are asked to sign up for duties of their choosing before commanders fill empty posts by assignment, Jones said.”

The Utah Pride Parade is a smaller event, so all officers involved were assigned.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58036918-78/jones-police-officer-officers.html.csp

49 posted on 06/07/2014 11:17:26 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Gene Eric
Rationalizing this type of tyranny through impartiality is a sure way to Hell.

It's that "cost of doing business" argument that the Left has taken up: Cooperate in evil and keep your bigoted religious convictions to yourself.

50 posted on 06/08/2014 4:37:08 AM PDT by madprof98
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