Skip to comments.Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah
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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Gay rights apparently means no rights for others.
>>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?
It’s a special event, not normal duty and they should have some choice.
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.
That is exactly what it means. Welcome to Obama world. It is going to get worse.
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?
Obama: We do have some extra cells at Gitmo for cases like this.
>>Its 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.
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’.
So now whoever is against packing fudge is a bigot.
Wow. We live in bizarro world!
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.
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?
you got that right.
Do they have black officers work the KKK Pride rallies as well?
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.
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.
Sick homofascism in Utah. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere
“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.
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.
If he’s willing to quit, then that’s how cultural mores are set
Boots will be applied to necks... kinky boots that is.
Lara Jones. “We don’t tolerate bias and bigotry in the department,
And besides their cute.
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.
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.
When I was on a force, EVERY such event was voluntary extra-duty. No one had to participate.
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.
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.
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.
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.......
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.
>>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.
>>If hes willing to quit, then thats 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?
“WHo wants to police the Folsom Street Fest & BRD BBQ?”
Faggots and fudgepacker cops?
To fit in these cops will wear bicycle helmets and speedos, the last part just to have a place for the badge
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.....
The Police Union will step up and support him, right?
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.
Then, they don't work in areas that are controlled by the Gaystapo. This is standard practice in those areas.
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.
Tell that to the Somali cabbies.
Somali cabbies, Utah police officer, and a gay pride parade.......fail to see a connection. Expound please.....
“The Utah Pride Parade is a smaller event, so all officers involved were assigned.”
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.