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Published: Monday, June 9 2014 6:40 p.m. MDT

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LiberalJimmy
Salt Lake City, UT

@Stormwalker...Amen my friend. Absolutely brilliant post. Can you hear the crickets in SLC all the way from Cleveland?

Avenue
Vernal, UT

@Stormwalker

"Getting him off the force was reasonable and prudent."

Getting him off the force was anything but reasonable. He felt uncomfortable with his assignment and asked to change it. All this because of his religious beliefs. When did exercising rights guaranteed by the Constitution become "bigotry"? The "hateful bigots" are those individuals who disregard others personally held religious beliefs and punish them for acting on those beliefs. These decisions made by this officer did not harm anyone, but he was still punished regardless of this.

LiberalJimmy
Salt Lake City, UT

@Avenue...Apparently ignorance is bliss. Police officers swear an oath to "serve and protect" ALL! Not some. Please reference my example of a Catholic police officer with the same concerns regarding The Mormon Pioneer Day Parade as well as the firemen analogy. Anxiously awaiting your response.

Avenue
Vernal, UT

@LiberalJimmy

This officer would have been serving and protecting all if the department would have allowed him to work in security. Is leading the parade the only way this officer could have fulfilled his oath? The officer would have done a much better job doing something he was more comfortable doing, rather than something that made him feel like he was celebrating immorality. All Americans have the constitutional right to a religion, and this right is not revoked when an officer puts a badge on his chest.

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