State Official Bullies College Student
BY Michelle Garcia
September 16 2010 12:25 PM ET
Chris Armstrong (pictured, right), the gay president of the University of Michigan's student government, has found himself the target of cyberbullying by one of the state's top law enforcement officials.
Assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell (pictured, left) runs a blog focusing on Armstrong, who has campaigned to stop tuition hikes, expand gender-neutral housing for transgender students, and mitigate underage drinking by keeping dining halls open later, according to WXYZ News.
Shirvell has described Armstrong as a "Nazi-like" recruiter for "the cult that is homosexuality." He also claims Armstrong aims "to promote the radical homosexual agenda at the University of Michigan and to use his position to promote that cause." He has also featured a photo of Armstrong with a swastika added to his face, calling him "Satan's representative on the Student Assembly."
Shirvell was involved in campaigning for state attorney general Mike Cox, who has initiated a statewide agenda to stop cyberbullying.
“I don't agree with Mr. Shirvell's tactics, his judgment, or his word choice, but nonetheless I recognize his non–work-related blog is protected by our Constitution," he said in a statement to WXYZ News.
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