Nashville Paramedic Suspended For Posting Anti-Gay Statement On Fire Dept.'s Facebook Page

  • metta

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    Sep 22, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Nashville Paramedic Suspended For Posting Anti-Gay Statement On Fire Dept.'s Facebook Page


    http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/nashville-paramedic-suspended-for-posting-anti-gay-statement-on-fire-dept-s-facebook-page?directory=100011

    Seriously, imagine if you were put in a situation that you needed this guy to help you. I don't think that he should be allowed to work with the public.


    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nashville-Fire-Department/112171098799778

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nashville-Fire-Department/114226468589577

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nashville-Fire-Dept/107072942660121
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 22, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Agreed,All public/emergency service workers need to be impartial.Further,they need to be seen to be impartial.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    I don't know why, but the fact that he's an old guy kind of shocks me. Not that old people can't be homophobic, but you would think he'd be a bit more mature by now. There's nothing sadder than an old guy acting like a schoolyard bully.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    What a cunt.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    miamimasseur saidI don't know why, but the fact that he's an old guy kind of shocks me. Not that old people can't be homophobic, but you would think he'd be a bit more mature by now. There's nothing sadder than an old guy acting like a schoolyard bully.


    I thought the exact opposite. I saw fat, middle aged, uneducated and redneck and thought. "yeah, I would expect that from him"
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    At least in Cali, Fire Depts and Ambulance companies have policies / training in place that penalize such actions. but there are some pretty homophobic guys in the fire service.
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    Sep 22, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    mayBbignow2 said
    Dallasfan824 said
    miamimasseur saidI don't know why, but the fact that he's an old guy kind of shocks me. Not that old people can't be homophobic, but you would think he'd be a bit more mature by now. There's nothing sadder than an old guy acting like a schoolyard bully.


    I thought the exact opposite. I saw fat, middle aged, uneducated and redneck and thought. "yeah, I would expect that from him"


    I take kinda offense to this. What does fat, middle aged, uneducated and redneck have to do with anything?
    There is some hot porn with a combination of these.
    What would you say of he was muscular, 20-something, master's degree, upper middle class white metropolitan?


    Its cool if you are offended. What is has to do with is my stereotype of a typical homophobe. I love me some redneck porn. Do I want to see him naked? nah.

    If he was a hot 20 something, educated upper middle class white guy I would have thought "thats surprising coming from someone educated who clearly has to work with a lot of people to be successful. I wonder how he hid it so long"

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    Sep 22, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    I live in Nashville good thing I never needed him.
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    Sep 22, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidI live in Nashville good thing I never needed him.


    I think I am coming there later this year for a meeting. I love going to nashvegas.
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 22, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    it's a shame, really more than the comment he made, that he was retarded enough to post it on his employer's public facebook page. how freakin' idiotic can you be?
  • NashRugger

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    Sep 22, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    When this article was in the local paper, The Tennessean, the other day, some of the comments online were people declaring "free speech". Sorry dumbasses, Facebook is not a site guaranteeing free speech and damn sure not such statements on the NFD Facebook page. Seriously, how stupid are people around here?! The punishment is as bad as it is because it falls under harassment as well and I'm pretty sure his contract has wording against harassment as well as homophoibc, sexist, etc. statements.

    I believe the punishment is appropriate, but at the same time his reputation and image are seriously hurt by him being a fucking dumbass. I'd expect a veteran of the NFD to have much better judgement but yet again I'm proven wrong.