Andrew Shirvell | Michigan

Anti-Gay Lunatic Andrew Shirvell Files Suit To Get His Old Job Back

Andrew Shirvell

If you don't recall the name Andrew Shirvell, here's a primer: he's a former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, who lost his damned mind and engaged in a one-man hate-war in 2010 against gay then-student body president of the University of Michigan Chris Armstrong.

After creating a blog flooded with anti-gay attacks against Armstrong and having been caught protesting with Westboro Baptist Church, Shirvell was placed on a leave of absence from his work. He was later scheduled for court hearings in regards to his actions. He even made an appearance on The Daily Show to defend his actions, which went about as well as one would expect. Shirvell was then fired from his position and subsequently sued by Armstrong for harassment and ordered to pay Armstrong $4.5 million in damages. Armstrong founded a scholarship fund for students who have been victims of bullying while Shirvell went on unemployment benefits.

And those are only about half of the articles we've written on the man.

Now, Shirvell has crawled back out from whatever rock he was hiding under to sue his former boss, former attorney general Mike Cox, for wrongful termination. Current AG Blll Schuette is also named in the suit along with four others. Shirvell is seeking a monetary award, of course, but is also demanding his old job back, because that will go over well and won't make for an awkward work environment. Cox is convinced that the suit is a joke, while Schuette's spokeswoman had no comment.

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  1. This poor man is seriously suffering from a dissociative personality disorder.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 9, 2013 5:52:11 PM

  2. Well, stranger outcomes of suits have prevailed. That policeman who for no apparent reason pepper sprayed protesters and was dismissed sued and got something like $35,000. Even though Shirvell is a nut case it's not inconceivable that he won't get some kind of monetary award.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Nov 9, 2013 6:35:58 PM

  3. He was totally obsessed with Armstrong. Something doesn't work in his head

    Posted by: jjose712 | Nov 9, 2013 6:41:52 PM

  4. Gurl...

    Posted by: GJP | Nov 9, 2013 6:42:07 PM

  5. Buster Bluth is Back!

    If he gets a monetary award, does it go to the Armstrong scholarship fund?

    Posted by: Gob | Nov 9, 2013 8:02:42 PM

  6. A reasonable court would have this man committed to a high-security mental institution where he belongs.

    Posted by: Nick | Nov 9, 2013 8:18:12 PM

  7. Sighs, it's like a fungus that just will not go away.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 9, 2013 10:44:43 PM

  8. If you look at "The Daily Show" clip, it seems that there is something wrong with him psychologically. One might guess a severe closet case. So, ultimately, my reaction is "poor guy."

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Nov 10, 2013 12:44:21 AM

  9. If he gets a Teavangelical jury that will believe he was bullied by those mean gay people he was stalking, he could win the suit. He need psychiatric help, not a legal judgment.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Nov 10, 2013 7:49:53 AM


    Posted by: Diane | Nov 10, 2013 9:25:43 AM

  11. If he does get his job back and receive damages, wouldn't that be money going toward his $4.5M debt to Armstrong?

    Posted by: Josh Israel | Nov 10, 2013 10:16:01 AM

  12. it is unfortunate that besides being a right wing nut job, this man is probably severely mentally ill.......

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 10, 2013 12:55:40 PM

  13. That man is seriously unstable mentally, isn't he? He is Exhibit A for how pathological deeply-closeted men become. At this point, the man should be watched closely because he is capable of any unseemly act.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 10, 2013 2:02:54 PM

  14. The real villian here is Mike Cox, the former state attorney general. He initially defended Shirvill, then described him as an office grunt. Shirvill was one of the co-chairs of Cox's re-election committee. Only after the criticism intensified did Cox fire him. Cox, you will recall was the architect behind Michigan's anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment. He spoke of the sanctity of marriage until it was disclosed he was having an affair with a female staffer. Cox is the real villian!

    Posted by: NorthShoreGuy | Nov 10, 2013 4:36:13 PM


    Posted by: DeeVee | Nov 10, 2013 6:39:35 PM

  16. I think it is time to address that this guy suffers a psychiatric dangerous condition. Time for the State to step in and cut with any more wacko judicial attempts. We all know he will go crazy brandishing guns sooner than later, blaming everybody for the wreck that his life is. The American way, bah.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Nov 10, 2013 8:05:18 PM


    my interactions with Shirvell, via facebook, when the story first broke. they used our convo in the (successful!) harassment case against him.

    dude is a world of crazy. just cop to it, Shrivel! You've got the hots for Armstrong. Child, you nuts.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 11, 2013 10:27:55 AM

  18. Let it go, girl.

    Posted by: MIleHighJoe | Nov 11, 2013 2:24:16 PM

  19. This man is seriously delusional. For some reason..reasons that we really dont know, he was fixated on this young man. In his statements and interviews he was claiming ' freedom of speech '. Truth is..he harassed this young man, his family and friends. Used his office as a spring board for his actions. Shamed himself, his family and the public that supported him..and his boss. Wants his old job back? He should be disbarred from practice. He's involved with the 'Westboro Baptist Church'? Another terrible choice.

    Posted by: JC | Nov 13, 2013 2:46:09 PM

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