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Members of a local student-oriented Catholic parish received an e-mail last week urging them to boycott the New York Pizza Depot on East William Street because of a gay pride rainbow sicker on its front door.

The sticker has upset some people, including Andrew Shirvell, an NYPD customer and member of St. Mary’s Student Parish, located down the street from NYPD.

Shirvell, a University alumnus and former president of Students for Life, said the sticker is offensive because it endorses homosexuality instead of simply tolerating it.

“I find the rainbow flag offensive because it is a symbol of the homosexual movement that, in my opinion, indicates a validation of the homosexual lifestyle, as opposed to a sign that indicates ‘openness’ to customers who are of the homosexual orientation,” he said.

Andrew Shirvell, Michigan Daily 66 Comments [10/7/2010 3:56:46 AM]
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Canadia

A FUCKING STICKER!?!? BOYCOTT THESE SONSABITCHES!!11

10/7/2010 4:18:34 AM

Tempus

This bit right here is rich:

Shirvell said he was led to believe that Grillo “had to put up the rainbow flag decal in order to appease the homosexuals who frequented NYPD on Friday nights” after leaving Necto nightclub on Liberty Street. Shirvell said Grillo told him he hoped the sticker would come down in a few weeks, but declined to give details about the alleged incident.

ZOMG! TEH GHEYS PUT A GUN TO GRILLO'S HEAD!!!1oneone!11

10/7/2010 4:31:31 AM

Beyondisme

You know, I wonder how the world's going to look in 50 years when people look back at this time and wonder how people could be so vehement against other human beings, just for being different.

Then I remember the Civil Rights movement 50 years ago, realize the world's still equally messed up in its way of thinking, and begin to lose hope in humanity.

10/7/2010 4:34:46 AM

TGRwulf

Yeah, cause I mean we should be boycotting resturants that have no problem with people's sexual orientation instead of focusing on REAL issues. [/sarcasm]

10/7/2010 4:54:05 AM

Blaidd Drwg

Am I the only one who sees this guy's name and misreads it? Shirvell = = = Shrivell *snark*

10/7/2010 5:09:38 AM

Mister Spak

We'll take that rainbow down immediately and replace it with a picture of a catholic priest molesting an alter boy.

Also, I endorse tolerance.

10/7/2010 5:35:00 AM

charli

This is the same whack job who is stalking the student at MSU

10/7/2010 5:36:08 AM

Doubting Thomas

You mean he's got time to organize boycotts? I thought he was spending most of his time protesting outside the house of the University of Michigan student body president.

And seriously, has a Christian boycott ever really worked anywhere lately?

10/7/2010 5:49:38 AM

Dan Onymous

So we should tolerate gays but not allow them to get fat eating cheap pizza?

10/7/2010 5:51:25 AM

Starscream

So, let this be a lesson to any business owners - if you want to keep fucktards out of your premises, just put up a rainbow sticker.

10/7/2010 5:58:45 AM



This is the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. The one targeting the student body president at the University of Michigan. <see a few posts below>

10/7/2010 6:06:02 AM

The Jamo

Can you, perhaps, tell us what he functional difference is between the two in terms of running the store?

10/7/2010 6:13:59 AM

dionysus

Fundie: "Ah, I'm being persecuted by having to look at symbol that the opposition uses!"

The Same Fundie 20 Minutes Later: "We need to put a monument to the 10 commandments in every courthouse in the nation and a cross in every classroom!"

10/7/2010 6:25:11 AM

aaa

Oh noes. A company has put a sticker on the door. Therefore, it must be boycotted. You need to get your priorities straight.

10/7/2010 6:25:25 AM

Mudak

For the umpteenth time, the only thing any company believes in -- regardless of the size of it -- is making money. If placing a sticker on the window might bring in more business, then it will do so. Period.

Quite frankly, I want this guy staying away from restaurants other people might go to. Keeps the nausea level down. And THAT, my friends, is good for business.

10/7/2010 6:38:52 AM

Horsefeathers

"The sticker has upset some people, including Andrew Shirvell, an NYPD customer and member of St. Mary’s Student Parish, located down the street from NYPD.

Shirvell, a University alumnus and former president of Students for Life, said the sticker is offensive because it endorses homosexuality instead of simply tolerating it."


First of all, it's not endorsing anything you jackass.

Second of all, nobody gives a damn if you're offended. You have no right to not be offended and you're just not that fucking important to begin with.

"“I find the rainbow flag offensive because it is a symbol of the homosexual movement that, in my opinion, indicates a validation of the homosexual lifestyle, as opposed to a sign that indicates ‘openness’ to customers who are of the homosexual orientation,” he said."

Like I said, nobody gives a fuck what you think.

10/7/2010 6:51:58 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Maybe the owner of the pizza place is gay and wants to show his support?

And I have also noticed that fundies boycott absolutely everything they don't like, and by doing so desensitize the sane public to the idea, and thus destroy its own effectiveness. When was the last time a fundie boycott was effective? The eighties?

10/7/2010 7:02:26 AM

Brendan Rizzo

@ Beyondisme

The racists simply became homophobes. I wonder what they'll become after homophobia is no longer openly accepted even in fundamentalist churches outside the absolute fringe...

10/7/2010 7:03:47 AM

Brenz

"I tolerate what you do, but I will not tolerate those who tolerate what you do more tolerably than I! Good DAY, sir!"

10/7/2010 7:12:13 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Shirvell, a University alumnus and former president of Students for Life, said the sticker is offensive because it endorses homosexuality instead of simply tolerating it.

Evidently this cretin has finally heard the argument that tolerance is not endorsement. As anyone with two goddamn brain cells to rub together understands, this means that enforcing the former does not also make the latter compulsory. Unfortunately, Shirwell seems to think it means you can enforce the former whilst continuing to forbid the latter.

Tolerance and endorsement are distinct. That sure as fuck doesn't make it possible to call yourself tolerant of something whilst continuing to demand that nobody else be allowed to actually endorse it, which is precisely what this shitgoblin is trying to do.

10/7/2010 7:40:10 AM

Misty

Ooooh that asshole's more for a "Love the sinner" approach...

Still makes you an homophobe or at least an ignorant. The homosexual lifestyle is easy. It'S the same as an heterosexual lifestyle. If you'd let them that is.

10/7/2010 7:45:01 AM

GigaGuess

Okay, we'll do a test. We'll count the money they will lose from your boycott. Then we'll count the money they'll make from the gays who are looking for somethign to eat on their way home from the bar. I seriously doubt they'll be crying into their beers at the mighty loss you will be imposing on them.

I always find this amusing. They seem to think that the mere mention of the word "boycott" will strike fear into the hearts of business owners, allowing them to bully them into submission. But unless you have the numbers to back the boycott, it's little more than acceptable risk in business practice.

10/7/2010 7:48:10 AM

Joe Mama

This reminds me of the boycott of Pepsico from the AFA (I think it was) because Pepsi gave a donation to PFLAG and have a policy of tolerance of sexual orientation in the workplace. I'm sure the boycott of a few thousand people didn't bring the multimillion dollar corporation to it's knees, but AFA suspended the boycott and claimed victory even though I'm sure Pepsico still has a policy of tolerance in place.

10/7/2010 8:20:22 AM



"Students for Life" that is, as long as you live the way they want you to.

10/7/2010 8:22:30 AM

A Nonny Moose

"This is the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. The one targeting the student body president at the University of Michigan. <see a few posts below>"

Well, technically he's "an" assistant attorney general rather than "the" assistant attorney general. Every lawyer working under he AG (couple hundred of them at least) is designated "assistant attorney general".

That being said, the guy is the epitome of "douche" and is one of the most obvious closet cases I've ever heard of.

10/7/2010 8:37:38 AM
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