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Bigoted UK Bus Driver Refuses to Drive Bus with Sign ‘Some People are Gay. Get Over It!’

A homophobic “Christian” bus driver in left passengers waiting for more than 20 minutes after refusing to drive a bus because it had an ad from LGBT rights group Stonewall on it that read “Some People are Gay. Get Over It,”

Daily Mail reports:

Among those on the bus was Rebecca Neill, 25, from Herringthorpe, South Yorkshire, who had boarded the 5.25pm service at Rotherham and had just taken her seat when the commotion began.

‘Once the driver had let us on the bus, he was meant to be swapping with another driver, but when his replacement wouldn’t get on they just left us there while they had an argument outside,’ she said.

‘There were quite a few passengers arguing with him and several drivers as well. Someone was shouting at him: “You can’t do that, it’s disgusting. Then another driver got on and explained what was going on. He apologised and said that the poster wasn’t acceptable to this Christian, but that he didn’t agree with what the guy was doing. ‘I just thought it was disgusting. I would never say: ‘I’m not getting on your bus because you believe in God and I don’t.’ He’s a bus driver — he’s going to come across all sorts of people. Does he seriously think he has never had a gay person on his bus? I think it’s wrong that he can cause such a fuss while people are trying to go places.”

The bus company has said that they are aware of what happened and has spoken to the driver and the matter has  been resolved and apologized to passengers.  But didn’t go into details about what the resolution actually was.

My personal take on what the resolution should have been:

Some people should be fired. Get over it.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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