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How Dare You Fire This Dallas Prison Guard For Telling Co-Workers About How Gays Should Be Exterminated

Since when were prison guards barred from telling colleagues about how homosexuals needs to be sent to death row just like their inmates? It’s like, jeez, can’t a guy call for the mass annihilation of an entire group of people without fear of losing his job?

No.

A Dallas County jail guard recently fired after allegedly making anti-gay remarks and commenting about religion has said his free speech rights have been violated but he will not seek to regain his job. A sheriff’s department review concluded Stephen Johnson, 59, persisted in volunteering his religious opinions and speaking out against homosexuality. Johnson, after nearly 17 years with the department, was fired Jan. 20 for conduct unbecoming an officer and for lying to internal affairs, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday.

Johnson in October interrupted a private conversation among jail staff and “interjected his own opinions,” telling them all gays should be annihilated, according to a sheriff’s report. “They made it out to be that I was a bigot. I was fired ’cause I hurt someone else’s feelings,” Johnson said Monday. He said that his free speech rights were violated but that he will not appeal.

For the record, while Johnson believes gays “should be put to death,” that doesn’t mean he’s, like, rude to living homos. And it’s worth noting he also supports slavery, because the Bible supports it, and that “all dinosaurs were born of Satanic angel who has sex with woman and the animal kingdom that created ungodly reptilian creatures none of these were on the Ark.” Come to think of it, this is exactly the type of person we want keeping prisoners in line.

[AP]

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  • 11 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      And to console himself he no doubt got high, called a male prostitute, and had sex for several hours, went to sleep, woke up, cried and hated himself for a while before going to church and swearing he’d never do it again.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      He’s from Texas. You know, that state that has been setting America’s agenda for decades. And we wonder why America is in freefall.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lanjier
      Lanjier

      More charm from Texas. But you have to hand it to them. I bet an officer who dehumanizes a group of people does a poor job of treating inmates with professionalism. That kind of guy could probably cause disruption in a facility that requires calm, consistency, even-handed professionalism and the application of clear, secular rules and laws. You do not get to speak freely in an environment like that. Spouting off in an environment like that could get him or other officers killed.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      glad his ass was fired. if he was muslim and called for our extermination he would be awarded Role Model of the Year like they did in Norway

      Mar 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      WTF Queerty?

      You conclude this story about a homophobic bigoted extremist who unapologetically states gays should be exterminated, slavery is acceptable as in the Bible, and dinosaurs were the spawn of satan and a woman: “Come to think of it, this is exactly the type of person we want keeping prisoners in line.”

      Perhaps if convicts were guarded by people who have a brain and compassion. There is so much violence and rape in prison and parolee recidivism due in large part of the neanderthal mentality of prison guards and administrators.

      This ingrate is a piece of shit; inflicting him on inmates is disgusting. Suggesting, as Queerty did, that inmates should be controlled by much ingrates is beyond outrageous.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keldawgs
      Keldawgs

      You are what you see.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Space Jesus
      Space Jesus

      Funny, I live in Dallas and did not know about this.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Easygenius
      Easygenius

      @Cam:

      How right you are. No doubt this guy is a big “Chick Tracts” fan.

      http://www.hardtolive.com/2010/03/fun-with-religious-pamphlets.html

      Mar 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisM
      ChrisM

      I can’t believe this guy says “they made it out to be that [he] was a bigot.” Of course you are when you say all gays should be annihilated! At that point, I’m surprised he even cares that anybody thinks he’s a bigot.

      We’ve all seen the “I’m anti-gay marriage, but I’m not homophobic” dopes, but this guy seems to be an extreme parody of them.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      It should say it all when someone who claims to be religious is in favor of murder.

      Mar 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EWE
      EWE

      Wave bye bye.

      Mar 17, 2010 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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