November 8th, 2010
04:15 PM ET

Michigan assistant AG fired after blogging against student

A Michigan assistant attorney general who started a blog against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president has been fired, the state attorney general's office said Monday.

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell had taken a voluntary leave of absence earlier this fall after his blog garnered national media attention. Shirvell, a graduate of the university, took issue with what he called the student body president's "radical homosexual agenda."


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  1. CaptainObvious

    The more gay men there are the more women there are for me. Straight guys should be promoting dude on dude behavior. Not to mention the benefits of the 2 girl scenario. YaY Gay! There's already a lack of good men out there for women. See math is useful in the real world. 🙂

    November 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sgt. slaughter

    Just imagine if there was a prenatal genetic test for gayness. Just like other genetic defects. How many young parents would opt to terminate their pregnancy if they could know, with 100% scientific accuracy that their child would be gay?
    Then there would be a whole new debate about right to life . I'm sure

    November 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Inalong


      November 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sgt. slaughter

    They said Chrisopher Columbus was crazy too. Cuz he said the earth was round...He He

    November 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sgt. slaughter

    As long as people have the right to choose, let's just give them some more choices to choose from... Just sayin it might not be so bad.

    They said Chrisopher Columbus was crazy too. Cuz he said the earth was round...He He

    November 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. WhiteKong78

    I don't think anyone who's "snarling" about a nanny state understands the story. This assistant AG was most certainly acting like a "nanny" by devoting so much time and energy into where a university student put his wee wee. So basically your ok with the government constructing a website to follow your bedroom actions, but it's a nanny state mentality to tell the government to stay out of your bedroom. Nice logic. You can't be opposed to big brother's grip on your life then condone big brother's intrusion into other's lives. Did your head just explode? I know critical thinking hurts.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mophi

    God forbid that people have differing viewpoints on life. Maybe I should fire all my employees who don't hold to my standard of morality too.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gusd

    "Snarl"? Really??? hahahahahahahahaha! *snarf*

    November 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gigi

    why i think that would be a great idea. as lomg as women have the choice.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. holygrailale

    Splinter48708, you got caught saying something stupid. Just own up to it and sit down. We're not talking political correctness, we're talking about a hate crime perpetrated by someone sworn to uphold the law. A no brainer. He lasted longer in that position than I thought he would. Do this around most any workplace and it's "See ya".

    November 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CaptainObvious

    I'm gonna start a website to defecate on all the people too lazy to read the story. Then I'm going to post on it what and who these people are doing in their spare time. Let's see if they're ok with it or not. There's a difference between being anti-gay publicly and making a website devoted to the embarrassment of a private citizen. One is not illegal and the other is. I don't want my government prying it's eyes into my bedroom either and I like women. Mind your own business Uncle Sam.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lionel

    Cheetarah is hot. Thundercat's Hooooo!

    November 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. WhiteKong78

    Gigi are you hot? Your name sounds kinda hot. 😉

    November 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bob Inalong

    I think the AG, sorry former AG, has a little sugar in him.

    November 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. j rob

    Yea it was messed up but what happened to free speach?

    November 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. nobodyinparticular

    the asst AG was following the Student body President home and protesting outside his house and video tapping him from across the street. Please, not even a free speech issue. The asst AG clearly is crazy and needs meds and counselling. Who cares what his hate blog was about, he was getting out of control and approaching violence. I hope if someone was doing that to Glenn Beck that they would lose their job as asst AG. For the love of sense and order. sheesh

    November 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
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