Ohio Mayor Resigns After Questioning Presence of a 'Queer' Officer on the Police Force

Pomeroy, Ohio Mayor Mary McAngus resigned today after complaints that she had questioned the Police Chief about the existence of a "queer" officer on the force and saying she didn't want his partner stopping by the police station.

McangusThe Columbus Dispatch reports:

[Police Chief] Proffitt last month submitted to the village council an information packet that included his six-page sworn statement. He warned the council that the mayor’s behavior could get the village of 2,000 residents sued.

Proffitt wrote that McAngus called him into her office about two weeks after Calendine was hired. She said she heard “that Kyle was a queer” and asked what the chief was going to do about it. Nothing, he replied, because that would be discrimination.

“She stated ‘I don’t like a Queer working for the Village, I might be old-fashioned, but I don’t like it.’  ” Proffitt wrote in the statement.

The mayor persisted in making crude comments about the officer and his partner to police department employees, Proffitt said. She asked a newly hired officer if he knew that Calendine was gay and whether that bothered him.When the officer said no, she asked him if he, too, was gay, and smiled and stared at him until the uncomfortable officer said he had to get back to work, Proffitt said.

McAngus showed no remorse for her behavior in her resignation, saying that it was "due to circumstances."

(image via pomeroy daily sentinel)

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  1. Awww, bigoted old biddy fall down go BOOM!

    What a shame.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 9, 2013 7:48:15 PM

  2. So just one of them has beeen found out ....small comfort.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 9, 2013 7:52:13 PM

  3. See you next Tuesday, you old "C U Next Tuesday."

    Posted by: Rich F. | Feb 9, 2013 7:56:26 PM

  4. My favorite part of this story is that with the (admittedly limited) information, it appears as if she's singular in her views. Everyone else mostly seems uncomfortable about this batty old woman and her tired views. I found this story rather funny.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 9, 2013 7:58:29 PM

  5. It sounds harsh but: One of the many from the generation whose death will make things better for all of us.

    Posted by: chris | Feb 9, 2013 7:59:49 PM

  6. 'McAngus showed no remorse for her behavior in her resignation, saying that it was "due to circumstances."'

    Circumstances my queer foot, you old fag-hating hussy. You resigned because you knew you had embarrassed yourself beyond redemption, if not beyond litigation. You should be absolutely mortified with yourself, but you're too evil and full of hate and bigotry for that.

    Posted by: Chuck | Feb 9, 2013 8:02:32 PM

  7. An anti-gay woman named Mary? No! I don't believe it! (just joking!)

    But this woman seems particularly bitter about gays. What for we don't know. Best that she resign. And not wanting "a queer working for the Village?" Has she asked the village people yet?

    Homophobes can be hilarious (when they lose, of course. When they cause damage they are anything BUT funny.)

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 9, 2013 8:29:57 PM

  8. The old hag will be dead soon, and the world will be a better place.

    Posted by: boone68 | Feb 9, 2013 8:53:51 PM

  9. Women fear male homosexuality but they fear it less if it is segregated. Segregated means safe and non-threatening like a tiger in a zoo enclosure.

    Once we're out, the claws of women come out. We gay and bi guys disrupt the power balances that enable women to control men's behavior.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 9, 2013 9:15:21 PM

  10. And again I managed to identify a Jason post after four words

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 9, 2013 9:18:31 PM

  11. STEVE - those four words are unmistakable. It doesn't make you smart.

    And old hick mayor bag? How about an old fashioned kick in the stomach.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 9, 2013 9:22:21 PM

  12. Oh shut up JASON/RICK. Go peddle your misogynistic views somewhere else. Quit saying "we", you don't represent "us". Idiot.

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 9, 2013 9:24:38 PM

  13. Oh yeah, and the deer on the town hall wall says it all.

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 9, 2013 9:25:21 PM

  14. I celebrate the fact that when this hateful old bag started up with her foul garbage, it seems like everyone who encountered her backed away staring at the freak and then put together a dossier against her. She then had to resign. We have come a long way! Within her lifetime, she has gone from mainstream "normal" with regard to her views to "freakish monster who could get everyone sued because of her crazed hatred." We did that -- all of us together who stood up for our rights and refused to accept the bigoted world's view of us. Tonight, I celebrate her downfall! (Tomorrow, I get back to work on the rest of her ilk...)

    Posted by: kit | Feb 9, 2013 10:04:05 PM

  15. What about the mayor's religious freedom?

    Posted by: poe | Feb 9, 2013 10:23:36 PM

  16. Old bat should just stay in her home and wait for death. The world has passed her by.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Feb 9, 2013 10:24:25 PM

  17. POE: she can keep it at home! She is the mayor of a town, not the pastor. She represents everyone in that town, the gays included. If she doesn't like that, she shouldn't have run for mayor. End of story. She was starting a witch hunt, a hunt that could have meant the town would have been sued for discrimination. Why should the taxpayers have to foot the bill for her religious persecution?

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 9, 2013 10:31:49 PM

  18. Also, religious freedom doesn't mean you have the freedom to discriminate against gay people, racial minorities, disabled people or just people you don't like.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 9, 2013 10:34:37 PM

  19. Ignorant, small minded and outdated apply to this woman.

    Now, as for the people that elected her....

    Posted by: bkmn | Feb 9, 2013 10:44:31 PM

  20. Pomeroy, OH is a town on the Ohio River, bordering on West Virginia. It's as deep south, Bible belt as it gets. It's also a wide spot in the road that you can safely bypass and know you haven't missed a darn thing.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Feb 9, 2013 10:55:00 PM

  21. That old crow looks like she's about to kick the bucket any day now. Good.

    Posted by: JT | Feb 9, 2013 11:00:03 PM

  22. Mayor McAngus is being too hard on herself. She isn't "old fashioned" she is just your garden variety BIGOT!

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 9, 2013 11:05:25 PM

  23. this will happen more and more. Good riddance to bad old rubbish.

    Posted by: fanboi | Feb 9, 2013 11:18:40 PM

  24. Odd thing is, employment discrimination by sexual orientation isn't even illegal in the state of Ohio. Certain municipalities have supposedly outlawed the practice, but I have to wonder if Pomeroy is one of them?

    Posted by: Kevin Foster | Feb 9, 2013 11:32:20 PM

  25. I am offended by her anti gay remarks and slurs. I am also offended by the MANY posters on Towleroad who constantly use the word OLD as a slur. That is ageism, Cut it the f*ck out.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 9, 2013 11:39:32 PM

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