Firing of Former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and Anti-Gay Cyberbully Andrew Shirvell Upheld

A state hearing officer has upheld the 2010 firing of former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell for his disgusting anti-gay cyberbullying campaign against University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong, the AP reports:

Andrew_shirvellWilliam Hutchens of the Michigan Civil Service Commission says Andrew Shirvell was justly dismissed. He says the attorney engaged in "hate speech" on a blog and "physical and mental harassment."

Shirvell was fired by then-Attorney General Mike Cox in November 2010. He appealed, saying his conduct toward Christopher Armstrong was protected by the First Amendment. But the hearing officer says Shirvell's actions put his office in a bad light and could have discouraged people from working there.

Comments

  1. jamal49 says

    Well, there’s always Liberty University or Regents University. I’m sure they’d love to hire a closeted dork such as Shirvell.

  2. Tralfaz says

    I love the exchange between you (Little Kiwi) and Andrea on your blog. I just know Miss Thang was a drooling over the pics of you.

  3. alguien says

    i sincerely hope that whack-a-doodle shirvell is getting some much needed help. biyatch is looney tunes.

  4. Chadd says

    Shirvell may be correct in that what he said was speech protected by the First Amendment. That is why he is not in jail for having said it. However, just because a person can say something that is protected speech does not mean that there are never going to be any consequences for having said what is said. In this case, the consequence was that he lost his job and rightfully so.

  5. TomTallis says

    I think that even the religious reich thinks he’s nuts. I notice that none of the organizations that make up the Christian hate machine has come to his defense in any meaningful way.

  6. SayTheTruth says

    It’s obvious that the guy is a MENTAL case. Not like, “ok, we must close him in a madhouse”, but like one that one day could turn in the dangerous crazy type. Hope I’m mistaken, but given that I don’t see who could hire such a delusional wacko…

  7. Notkony says

    Guess you can actually be too crazy for the republicans. Never thought I would see this.

  8. leprechaunvict says

    I do still actually feel bad for the dingbat. He must live in continual psychological torture and it’s quite sad. Maybe some day he’ll see the light and accept himself.

  9. jack says

    He must be an idiot if he engaged in “dialogue” with the canadian wannabe American citizen littlekiwi.

  10. says

    well, the sad thing is he is clearly a closeted homosexual, and he clearly harbored a positively Annie Wilkes-ian crush on Christ Armstrong.

    no actual heterosexual man spends that much time devoted to talking about and stalking a fit young attractive gay college student.

    it’s the same old same old – “look, i’m SO not gay that i hate gay people and stalk them! doesn’t that prove how not gay i am?”

    no.