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In a lawsuit recently filed against the New York Police Department, a man only identified as “Farhan Doe”, claims it is discriminatory for him not to be considered for hiring on the force just because he openly discriminates against homosexuals.

On an application for the job, Doe responded in the affirmative to the following question:

“Do you believe that homosexuals should be locked up?”

The fascinating part here is that Doe currently works as an auxiliary cop in Brooklyn.  Perhaps they should be reviewing his application for signs of trouble now?

The New York Post reports that Doe magically changed his mind the following year when he re-applied, and was startled to learn that the Department wasn’t buying it (emphasis mine).

“They pro forma denied him again — saying he couldn’t possibly be a police officer,” the lawyer said. “The First Amendment is very clear, saying that you can’t discriminate against someone because they have a view you do not like,” he said.

While the NYPD could take action if he acted out in an anti-gay manner, they can’t bar Doe from the force for anti-gay thoughts, the lawyer said.

And yet, Doe would like to lock up gays because they have a view he does not like.

First, this sounds like he intentionally went back to apply the following year knowing full-well he’d be denied, but also knowing full-well his intent to file suit.

Second, it will be interesting to see if CAIR or the ACLU jumps aboard this lawsuit.  Imagine the outrage had the NYPD hired someone who answered yes to the above question if the word ‘homosexuals’ was replaced by ‘Muslims’.