October 1st, 2010
10:52 AM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Sharon Melton

    Most definitely, Michigan Assistant Attorney General should be fired immediately! His behavior is unspeakable!

    October 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  2. Sabra Ricci

    Can't the two students at Rutgers be charged with distributing pornography? If prosecuted they would be registered sex offenders?

    When kids in junior high school can get these type of charges for texting body parts it seems fair that these other two should get the same charge.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  3. Bill O'Brien

    That this bigot is getting away with a voluntary leave of absence makes a mockery of good order and discipline in the workplace.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  4. Kate Young

    The assistant AG is an embarrassment, not only to his office, but to Americans everywhere. I am Canadian. I love Americans with their openness to new ideas and their friendly attitudes. Every culture and nation has bigots, but they should not be allowed to represent the majority of the people. What he has been doing is despicable bullying, harrassment and if I may say so, incredibly stupid. I sure would not want him representing me in any way.

    October 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  5. Lisa

    Should Michigan assistant AG be fired?

    This shouldn't even be a question. Absolutely and without delay.

    October 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    It's difficult to fire someone who needs mental health rehab unless they refuse help, then fire him.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  7. Kat

    Andrew Shirvell has explicitly crossed the boundaries of conduct unbecoming a civic employee for the State of MI. As a government employee, regardless of our personal beliefs, we represent the people and we represent the state. I am personally appalled that my tax dollars are paying the salary of someone propagandizing hate. To be quite frank, and although there is no evidence to support this, I am of the personal opinion that Mr. Shirvell has some self-image/self-loathing issues and is targeting Chris Armstrong because Mr. Armstrong represents someone Shirvell possibly wishes he could become (a person of confidence and self-acceptance), but is too personally repressed and guilty to accept.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  8. Bernadette

    Yes, he should be fired because his actions outside of work proves that he can't stay unbiased for work.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  9. Helen

    The more I hear about this story the more I think that not only Mr Shirvell should be fired from his job I think he should be lock up before things get worst. Mr Shirvell is obviously homophobic and he could become hasardous to the health of Mr Armstrong if nothing is done.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  10. Diane N.

    Most companies train their employees from day one, very nearly first and foremost that your outside activities can and do reflect highly on the company you work for. From local grocery stores, to restaurants, hotel chains, banks, you name it. To hold a high offical position as such the AAG does, his behaviour should have been evaluated from the start of his activity. For it to get this out of control should not have happened, he should have been fired when all of this started.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  11. Teriss

    Not only should Andrew Shrivell be fired he should be arrested for hate speech and sued for liable. The website he has on Google's blogger site is a free site, however he is violating the terms of service (TOS) of Google. This site is now only open to private invitation. But this is an example of using the internet to cause harm, spread hate speech and affecting the private lives of individuals. Google has a responsibility to stop Shrivell from spreading his homophobic speeches and basically the guy needs psychological treatment. The AG and Governor of the State of Michigan should fire him immediately or they are sanctioning his hatred towards gays. Enough is enough of the religious wacko's causing hatred to be amplified on the internet.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  12. Laurie Blackwell

    I am saddened by the length of time it takes to give a message to the WORLD, not just to the people of Michigan that we are and need to continue to be people of peace and love. We share the thinking that all nations, all faiths, all beliefs, all sexual orientations, all races are welcome to BE who they are. Hate and the display of symbols across someone's face has no place here.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  13. tstorm

    This guy is an elected official? Are you SERIOUS? And why isn't his boss, The Attorney General of Michigan fired as well for not stopping this horribly unprofessional behavior? What's going on in Michigan??

    October 1, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  14. Karen

    Definately! I felt so disgusted watching the original interview. Kudos to Anderson for keeping his thoughts in check and being a great newsperson, and for making his point by asking the questions we all wanted to! Without resorting to the name calling and disgusting behavior of the -hopefully – soon to be ex – Michigan Assistant AG!

    October 1, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  15. Dawne Hanks

    Yes, this man should be fired. Look at the recent rash of suicides by young people who were taunted and bullied. This trend must not continue. This is a man in office who is supposed to be a representative of change for our country and our people. Breeding hate and intolerance does not send the right message to anyone. How can one expect this man to be productive in his position when he is ruled by so much hate and so cavalierly spreads this message. This is how pockets of hate start and we have a choice to stop it before that happens

    October 1, 2010 at 10:59 am |