They explained he could undergo training about the department’s policy, but the DWP had consulted lawyers and was adamant that any report or contact with clients should refer to them in their chosen sex otherwise it “could be considered to be harassment as defined by the 2010 Equality Act”.
The doctor replied that “in good conscience” he could not conform to those demands, and so the contract was terminated between them.
He said: “Firstly, we are not allowed to say what we believe. Secondly, as my case shows, we are not allowed to think what we believe. Finally, we are not allowed to defend what we believe.
Police also found an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe next to the gun. To top it all off, a search of the vehicle revealed a canister of radioactive powdered uranium.
"When that happens of course, we call in a company that deals with that specifically and it`s taken safely into possession," Sgt. Gibbs said. "The uranium is the wild card in that situation."
The uranium hasn't resulted in charges. Guthrie police are still trying to figure out exactly what the suspects were going to use it for. There are no charges from the rattlesnake either.
"It happens to be rattlesnake season at the time, so he can be in possession of this rattlesnake because he has a valid lifetime hunting and fishing license," Sgt. Gibbs said.
Back in the mid 80's I was installing floor covering for a living. Worked a house in rural KY. The house next door had an old man living alone. The neighbors and local churches would bring him food, help with yard work, etc. His house had about a hundred rats living there. He fed them because he was both afraid of them and liked them as pets. They would check on him at least once a day for fear he would fall or die and the rats would eat him. Eventually he did die and the city, knowing about the rats, brought in a backhoe and dug a trench around the house, and set the house on fire. The residents said it was the most eerie thing they had ever seen.