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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:04 AM

Passengers left stranded on bus after driver refuses to board because of gay rights advert

Source: Daily Mail

Passengers spent 20 minutes stranded on a bus after its driver refused to board because of a gay rights message on the side.

The unnamed driver would not get on the X78 from Rotherham to Sheffield because it bore a billboard for gay lobby group Stonewall, reading: 'Some people are gay. Get over it!'

Passengers sat and waited while the driver argued loudly with colleagues and customers.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233849/Passengers-left-stranded-bus-driver-refuses-board-gay-rights-advert-side.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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Reply Passengers left stranded on bus after driver refuses to board because of gay rights advert (Original post)
dlwickham Nov 2012 OP
crim son Nov 2012 #1
valerief Nov 2012 #3
frylock Nov 2012 #6
snooper2 Nov 2012 #2
Macoy51 Nov 2012 #4
ccavagnolo Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
Macoy51 Nov 2012 #8
mwooldri Nov 2012 #9
T_i_B Nov 2012 #10
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #11

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:10 AM

1. Fire him.

If he's afraid of a written statement he is clearly unfit to drive that bus.

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Response to crim son (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:58 AM

3. +1

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Response to crim son (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. yep. clearly incapable of fulfilling his duties.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:13 AM

2. Good reminder, a lot of people stay in a bubble and think ignorant humans are unique

to America...

They are everywhere, in every country...Just in some countries they go to jail- Like this lady did



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:11 AM

4. I Hope He Enjoys Unemployment

 

I wonder what his next job will be?


Macoy

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Response to Macoy51 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

7. unemployment?

he works for Bryan Fischer now.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:48 AM

5. Fire the SOB right now!

Bigotry must be challenged all the time.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:28 PM

8. I am sure he will be fired

 

I am sure he will be fired, and I would love to be in the room with him when he realizes he lost his job over an ad on the side of a bus.



macoy

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:12 PM

9. I hope Bus Users UK takes this up and runs with it.

I know a driver refusing carriage because of a particular individuals' race, religion, sexual or gender identity would be extremely frowned upon, but a driver refusing to drive a bus because of the vehicles' advertising?

Some of the passengers on his vehicle might be gay. He'd better get over it. If he has that big a problem over it, he needs to switch duties to run the minibuses that provide shopping services to rural areas on only certain days of the week. Sadly, it does come with a reduction in pay... thought I find the clientele would be more open minded to that kind of advertising on that bus the driver objects to! Yep, those minibuses will have advertising on it but not so much of the national stuff because the bus won't be getting so many eyeballs compared to a double-decker doing inner-city work.

Note edited to clarify the last sentence and to add this note in.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:17 AM

10. This advert is on a LOT of buses across the UK

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I'm not sure it does anything whatsoever to convince people of the merits of Gay Rights but either way, it's more then a little bit petty to refuse to drive the bus because of it.

Those adverts have been commonplace for a while now so I'm surprised an incident like this has happened only this month, and halfway along the X78 route at a crowded bus station as well!

Oh, and I don't know why the Daily Fail was dignifying this by calling the bus driver a "protester", when the reality is that he's a mardy git who will almost certainly be in all sorts of disciplinary trouble over this.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:43 AM

11. Right wing talking points rot peoples minds

...and make them do and say stupid stuff.

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