OH Mayor Slams “Queer” Cop, Opens Village To Discrimination Lawsuit

mary-mcangusA Meigs County, OH, mayor is under fire this week for directing gay slurs toward an openly gay officer in the southern Ohio village of Pomeroy.

Police Chief Mark E. Proffitt filed a complaint on behalf of 21-year-old Pomeroy police officer Kyle Calendine.

Mayor Mary McAngus (right), who frequently discusses Calendine’s sexuality with other police department employees, first learned about his sexuality in the weeks following his hire in September 2012.

When called to McAngus’ office to discuss what he was “going to do about” the new recruit’s sexuality, Profitt responded by saying “nothing, because that would be discrimination.” McAngus’ subsequent witch hunt forced Proffitt to submit an information packet and six-page statement to the village council last month, warning the city of a potential lawsuit if the vulgarity continued. “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.

Old-fashioned, or just an old bully?

“It’s disappointing because, you know, she’s the mayor,” Calendine told The Columbus Dispatch. “It makes it hard coming to work knowing that someone’s running you into the ground like that.”

According to Proffitt’s statement, McAngus continued to bully employees close to Calendine, asking a newly hired officer if he knew that Calendine was gay and if it bothered him. The mayor also suggested “running off Kyle’s boyfriend” after informing village Administrator Paul Hellman that “we had a gay guy working in the police department.”

Village Council President Jackie Welker told the Columbus Dispatch on Saturday that “we as a village certainly don’t agree with any discrimination. We are investigating what has happened and what actions need to be taken.”

McAngus has been reluctant to release a statement, though city officials expect to discuss the situation on Monday night’s village council meeting.

Want to contact Pomeroy city officials regarding Mary McAngus?

Village of Pomeroy Administrator Paul Hellman: (740) 992-2166
Village of Pomeroy Mayor Mary McAngus’ Office: (740) 992-2246

Want to contact the Pomeroy Police Department and tell Police Chief Mark E. Proffitt how awesome he is?

Village of Pomeroy Police Department: (740) 992-6411

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  • MikeE

    A. “we don’t take kindly to them kinds of folks in these here parts”
    B. “well, we don’t take kindly to folks not takin’ kindly to other folks in these here parts”

    that police chief deserves a raise.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I hope Officer Calendine can retire early off of the profits from this law suit. The name, “Calendine” will be a verb after he gets through with this despicable Mayor, Mary McAnus.

    Example, “Mayor McAnus was calendined after news leaked of her inappropriate behavior and subsequently, she will be stepping down from her position. The village post office will shut down for five years to help offset for the cost of the law suit.”

  • Stache1

    She’s a real dumb ass and I can’t see her getting elected dog catcher much less mayor.

  • FStratford

    Old fashioned? Then she should give way to people who can actually run a modern village.

    Get out of the way, mayor!

  • 2eo

    Old fashioned. When something is old fashioned it dies then is replaced by something better. See the pattern it is you dying and your city doing better because you are dead.

  • audo_r

    @FStratford: Exactly. In this case, “old-fashioned” is just code for “I have no logical argument.” If “old-fashioned” is the best she can do, she should have a seat, and clear the path for someone who can handle modern times.

  • Aidan8

    I forget, is “old fashioned” a euphemism for “dumpy with bad hair?”

  • orfunnyhaha

    Jerry Springer was also a Mayor in an Ohio city.

  • Kieran

    Not only is she old-fashioned, she’s an old-Cow as well. Time to put her out to pasture.

  • balehead

    Women are actually more homophobic than men…..

  • Will L

    Wow, this will be interesting to follow. When they try to write off bigotry as “old fashioned”…

  • Will L

    Dresden, you beat me to it. I just saw that article. :)

  • Will L

    Just because she’s gone, does that mean he can’t still threaten to file a suit? Maybe he’ll get a little cash for the inconvenience without going to court. Just sayin’.

  • avesraggiana

    Now that she’s no longer mayor, maybe she can work on losing some weight, and getting a new hairstyle.

    I might be old-fashioned but I don’t like having to look at fat, dumpy, unattractive, ignorant, bigoted people. Lose some weight, girl!

  • Dresden

    What about fat, dumpy, unattractive, intelligent, open-minded people?… lol.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    NOM will hire her. She meets the minimum qual’s.

  • Taliaferro

    @MikeE: McAngus resigned two hours ago. Good riddance!

  • Chad Hunt

    Towleroad is reporting that she has resigned. It’s a real shame when we see something like little old ladies, usually a picturesque example of sweetness, so boldly spiteful and full of contempt for her fellow man. I know her generation is used to calling us fags and queers. That never bothers me, but supposedly with age comes wisdom. Apparently in her case wisdom does equate to compassion or understanding anyone outside her of her scope of traditional, bigoted values.

  • 2eo

    *Anti bigotry dance*

    I do so enjoy it when anyone is forced out of their position because of their outdated hatred, only another 100,000 to go fellows.

    May she die knowing the world has gotten better in spite of her, she can die knowing she has lost the battle and will lose the war.

  • Caleb in SC

    The story is even worse than Queerty reported it. The mayor also asked another police officer if he had a problem with there being a gay police officer. When that officer said, “No,” she questioned his sexuality and asked if he was gay also, while smiling at him and giving him the up and down stare. She is a complete wench and I hope she falls and breaks a hip.

  • Aidan8

    @Caleb in SC: lol… I don’t wish her physical harm, but the “falls and breaks a hip” comment gave me a laugh… Before anything, she needs a new blue-rinse for that birds nest on her head.

  • Ridpathos

    I know many folks older than her who are just fine with gay people. She can’t use “old-fashioned” as an excuse. She only has herself to blame for her unprofessional behavior.

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