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Hawaii police officer: ‘You would have to kill me’ before I would enforce an equal marriage law

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  1. This man’s job is to enforce the law. If his religious beliefs prevent him from being able to fulfill that duty he should be removed from his position.

  2. It’s noteworthy that this fool doesn’t specify what religious beliefs he feels can override the law he’s employed to uphold. Presumably it’s the triumph of gutter evangelism yet again.

  3. Tenari “I don’t want to do my job” Maafala should find alternative employment.

  4. The SB1 bill states: Description: Recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex. Extends to same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive. Effective 11/18/13.
    I think you wouldn’t need this cop for this bill, if it becomes law. If you don’t get your services you file suit and make money on the homophobe in court, and they learn fast to treat you as equal, or get out of business. I do think someone should investigate his past handling of gay men and women with other offences, to be sure we are treated equally by this bully.

    1. This does open up the question of how he would act contrary to this law, and therefore how he may have acted in the past to refuse service to the public based on his own bigotry.
      I agree that all the cases he has been involved with in the past should be investigated to ensure that he hasn’t allowed his religious insanity and bigotry to harm, threaten, abuse or simply ignore LGBT victims of crime.
      This is the kind of thing that often goes unspoken and is rife through many Police forces around the world.
      I’m guessing they don’t operate any equality programs in the local police force to weed out these fanatics, otherwise he would have known better than to make a statement potentially committing career suicide.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Nov 2013, 7:06pm

    I never knew the police were able to enforce any law but are there to make sure people abide by or do no commit acts contrary to it. A bizarre statement albeit a religious loon.

  6. Mumbo Jumbo 5 Nov 2013, 7:59pm

    “….You would have to kill me….”

    As you are keen on the Bible and clearly get off on the persecution thing, would you prefer stoning, crucifixion or a nice burning at the stake?

    1. Katiekooleyes 5 Nov 2013, 8:04pm

      Oooh, Oooh! What’s behind door number 1, Monty :D

  7. dorsetbob 5 Nov 2013, 8:20pm

    I suppose that shooting someone dead in the course of police duty dosent conflict with his religious beliefs . its just equal marriage that he has a problem with. What a moron

  8. That There Other David 5 Nov 2013, 8:27pm

    How the hell would the law be “enforced” anyway? Is Hawaii planning on making everyone enter a same-sex marriage? No?

    Then the officer is just another religious loon who opens his mouth without engaging his brain. Let’s hope the Bill passes quickly and he resigns in protest, the poor oppressed little love.

  9. The quality and integrity of American Police forces and officers, vary widely through out the country.

    I believe more than a couple of movies have been made regarding these type of things.

    Sincerely, Sheriff Rosco Coltrane

  10. Just occasionally the Police need to be reminded that their job is to enforce the law, not make it or interpret it – that is the purpose of democratically elected representatives and the judiciary. There’s also the gentle reminder of who pays their salaries…

  11. Looks like someone will be flipping burger patties before long if he doesn’t get with the program.

  12. It is a totally disgusting display, not only by this fool but by the thousands testifying against gay marriage.
    They have emptied out all the hot flash churches, and there are many in Hawaii, and bussed them into town with their hatred.
    After 20 years of fighting the fight, and living in Hawaii for 30, my partner of 57 years and I have moved to Seattle, and got married a month ago.
    The bill may pass, but the christian and mormon cults will continue the fight.
    The land of “Aloha” indeed! Aloha is just a word the tourist industry uses to sucker the tourists for their money.

  13. Very sad to see someone in law enforcement support discrimination. I wonder, why does he feel it’s right? Perhaps he would have a different perspective if he or his family was legally being discriminated against for being who they are.

  14. Encourage him to do target practice on his gonads

  15. Just as was said in response to the case of a French official refusing, if they are being paid by public funds they DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE.

    The law is the law, if a police officer openly states that his religious beliefs will harm the way he can do his job, he should be fired from that job.

    People paid by public funds do not have the luxury of only serving some of their public, they have to serve every member of the public, or none. It’s really as simple as that.

    There should have been a statement of that right after he spoke, telling him that his opinion means that he is incapable of doing his job and is therefore fired.

    Why are there so many spineless people in positions of authority? If these people were making these same statements about race they would be fired immediately, but because it’s a LGBT equality issue they are given far too much leniency.

    These fanatics should not be in positions of public trust, and they should be fired.

  16. If we are talking about his PERSONAL life, then Yes, he’s right. If we are talking about while he is ON DUTY, and WORKING FOR THE STATE? Then he’s DEAD wrong. LAW is LAW. You can’t put your personal beliefs into something like that. if that is the way you work as an officer of the LAW, then you ought not be an officer of the LAW

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