Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hmmm...Cop in Utah Refuses to Work At Gay Pride Parade

I really don't know which side to root for in this. 

Would be very interesting to know more details.

But this paragraph struck me as being utterly Orwellian, like from the Re-Education Gulag Executive Committee:

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.

I wonder if the rules about not tolerating the intolerant are applied universally within this police department. 

And, I wonder if-in this case, the objecting officer was a Christian and is therefore being punished severely and being made an example of what happens when you don't want to celebrate sexual diversity on the job. An example of what happens when you say that you have a different opinion, and that you are not swallowing the forced tolerance-hook, line and sinker. 

I wonder if the objecting officer was a Muslim, if he or she would be punished for religious-based objections. 

And who decides the rules? 

They say they don't tolerate bias and bigotry. 

I'm not terribly comfortable having other people decide what I can and cannot like or dislike. 

Nuts to that.