A Bigot Broken: Andrew Shirvell’s Just Desserts

18 Aug

Big Ole Closet Queen

Disgraced former Michigan assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell had his day in court at last…and really wishes he hadn’t. Long-time TSM readers may remember this odious little man. He received one of our earliest Bigot of the Week Awards for his behavior in the fall of 2010. When Chris Armstrong became the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan, Shirvell’s bigot alarm started a-ringin’. He mounted a one-man campaign of abuse, posting dozens of obscenity-laden attacks on Armstrong. Shirvell maintained that Armstrong’s election was the result of the “cult of homosexuality” and accused the student of “nazi-like” behavior. (Ironically, the creepy attorney created a whole blog devoted to Armstrong…)

To Armstrong’s credit, he simply stood his ground and continued his studies and leadership. The outcry resulted in Shirvell’s suspension and eventual firing. When the behavior continued, Armstrong filed a harassment lawsuit. He sued for a reasonable $25,000 and offered to withdraw the suit in exchange for a public apology. Shirvell refused.

In the intervening months, Armstrong and his family created a scholarship fund for students who have been victimized by bullying. Shirvell continued to rant about the homosexual agenda, published more lies about Armstrong, and attempted a failed countersuit. This week it all came to a close when a jury awarded Armstrong an impressive $4.5 Million. One has to wonder what kind of obsession or guilt got Shirvell’s crazy train started. Once it was rolling, however, it just kept speeding down the tracks. Now it’s plunged off a cliff and Shirvell is the victim of a catastrophe entirely of his own making. It seems to me that it is painfully obvious that Shirvell is gay and is obsessed with Armstrong. Who knows how much longer that closet will be able to contain Shirvell. ¬†Regardless of whether or not he busts out of the closet, his pathology makes him pathetic.

6 Responses to “A Bigot Broken: Andrew Shirvell’s Just Desserts”

  1. Chris August 18, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Why do most stalkers go about things in such a back-assward way, he could have just sent flowers…. cheaper than 4.5 million and embarrassment to his family and colleagues.

  2. nevercontrary August 18, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    I believe they did this story line on Glee. With a football player stalking and harassing kurt only to come out of the closet in the end.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 18, 2012 at 8:04 am #

      I have never seen Glee. Was it a good episode? What happened to the football player?

      • nevercontrary August 18, 2012 at 8:07 am #

        He was tormented by being gay and attempted suicide. It was a very realistic story line. Sometimes the show is spot on others not so much.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 18, 2012 at 8:08 am #

        I shall have to try and watch it.

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