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Michigan Assistant DA Andrew Shirvell: raging homophobe, stalker, dumb as a box of rocks

Timothy Kincaid

September 29th, 2010

When Thomas Monaghan, the founder of the Dominos Pizza Chain, sold his business for $1 billion in 1998, he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to advancing his faith.

Unfortunately his faith is Catholicism of the Papa Ratzi / Mel Gibson variety, strong on bronze age moralism and devoted to making you follow the rules that Monaghan is sure that God wants you to follow. He is passionate about abortion issues and believes that one of the best ways to achieve a nation that obeys the Church is to create an army of lawyers who will fight for the views of the Church.

So Monaghan founded the Thomas More Law Center, an anti-gay, anti-abortion activist organization. He also funded the Ave Maria School of Law, a Catholic law school with teachings that are “in fidelity to the Catholic Faith as expressed through Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the teaching authority of the Church” and which would send out graduates “equipped for leading positions in law firms, corporate legal offices, the judiciary, and national, state, and local government.”

As Ave Maria is fairly young and is among what is generously referred to as “second tier law schools”, I haven’t learned that much about them. While I knew that they included as friends and supporters Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, I’ve not yet had much opportunity to see what caliber of person they are unleashing on the nation. Until now.

The public has recently been introduced to what must be among Ave Maria’s highest profile alumni, Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell. Now how Shirvell came to be qualified for his position can be debated, but as Attorney General Mike Cox is also a conservative Republican Catholic, I suspect that Shirvell’s hard-core extremist Catholic ideology did not count as a liability.

And Shirvell has made his mark, though for work performed outside of his job qualification. And quite a mark it is.

You see, Andrew Shirvell has been, in his off time, writing a blog. And this blog is dedicated to one subject: exposing the “radical homosexual agenda” of the University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong. And let me tell ya, it’s quite the blog.

Welcome to “Chris Armstrong Watch.” This is a site for concerned University of Michigan alumni, students, and others who oppose the recent election of Chris Armstrong – a RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVIST, RACIST, ELITIST, & LIAR – as the new head of student government.

Prior to Armstrong’s March, 2010, election as president of the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA), Armstrong served as chairman of MSA’s LGBT commission – a commission that solely focused on utilizing the student government to promote the radical homosexual agenda, including gay “marriage” and adoption “rights.” As chair, Armstrong also succeeded in lobbying for the annual Midwest LGBT College Conference to take place at U of M in 2011. This conference has a notorious reputation for promoting decadence, including illegal drug use and public sex acts.

Andrew Shirvell is like Peter LaBarbera, but with a real job. A very powerful job. And one that his boss, Mike Cox, seems to have no interest in rethinking. (Detroit Free Press)

“All state employees have a right to free speech outside working hours,” Cox said in a statement today. “But Mr. Shirvell’s immaturity and lack of judgment outside the office are clear.”

But this goes beyond “lack of judgment”. It is obsessive, abusive, and perhaps illegal – though when you work for the state Attorney General, “illegal” is a subjective term.

But while Cox’s lack of judgment in hiring an extremist wackadoodle is disconcerting, it is also troubling that he hired – with taxpayer funds – a bumbling fool. Now having been exposed to just what kind of lawyer that Monaghan is making, we can see that his business model hasn’t changed: put out the lowest quality in town.

I mean, if Shirvell was a pizza, there would be no detectable meat-product in his pepperoni. I’m talking cheese so processed that Shirvell was willing to go on Anderson Cooper’s 360 and show the world just what kind of sauceless crust he is:

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Well I guess the good news is that we have less to fear from an army of idiots.



Emily K
September 29th, 2010 | LINK

there used to be a great blog, up until this summer,, that kept tabs on all the sordid things that went on with Ave Maria University. Lordy. It was so bad I cringed a couple times.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Shirvell was, as I understand it, Cox’s campaign manager. He’s a political appointee, and Cox could fire him.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Three words: Pee-Wee Herman.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

“When Thomas Monaghan, the founder of the Dominos Pizza Chain, sold his business for $1 billion in 1998, he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to advancing his faith.”

Hmmm. “Advancing his faith.” Translation: buying his way into heaven.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Shrivell is too chickensh*t to allow comments on his blog. No big surprise there. What a freaking coward.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Mike Cox is the AG who is big on internet bullying, right?

Richard Rush
September 29th, 2010 | LINK

I assume everyone’s gaydar went berserk while watching that interview. Here is what I imagine is going on:

Shirvell is a repressed homosexual whose desires were awakened by an intense sexual attraction to Armstrong. He may not even admit his true feelings to himself, or if he has, he loathes himself for it. Shirvell’s continuous attacks on, and stalking of Armstrong allow him to indulge his obsession in a way that that is consistent with his need to also repress his homosexuality. Shirvell gets to focus on Armstrong 24/7 guilt-free because he is repressing his homosexuality at the same time. I think Shirvell is in very deep denial.

While religious indoctrination alone can certainly make people anti-gay, Shirvell is so over-the-top that he has to have personal internal issues in combination with that indoctrination.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

His performance and bearing make me thing of a real-world, unfunny version of Buster Bluth from “Arrested Development.”

But did I mention unfunny? Extraordinarily unfunny.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Richard, I indeed got the same vibe. The empathic side of me had me thinking that he(Shirvell) himself had a crush on Armstrong, and had no other way to get his attention. I also, thought that he was spurned by Armstrong in some way and this is his retaliation.

Regardless, of my opinion, this man should not be holding the position he does.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

What Richard and Bernie said. What a douchenozzle.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

…and Timothy, I think that your title for this piece is insulting…to a box of rocks, that is.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Hey, Iresent the Domino diss!

I’ll have you know that I enjoy my “four cheese” Bread Bowl Pastas very much, so stop the hatin’ >=O

Lynn David
September 30th, 2010 | LINK

One reason one fellow I know left Michigan for California.

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

“. . . we have less to fear from an army of idiots.”

I wish that were the case. Idiots are really dangerous — not only do we not know what they’re going to do, they don’t either, and they’re capable of just about anything.

I saw the interview, and aside from my gaydar going off like crazy (registering about a 9 on the “prissy queen” scale), all I could think was this is one seriously disturbed person. That’s obvious to anyone who has any understanding of people at all. Nothing he said made any sense outside that context.

I really think Armstrong should file charges, for his own protection.

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

We can all take consolation in the knowledge that in January, Shirvell will be out of a job. His boss chose to run for governor rather than running for re-election as AG, and he lost the Republican primary. And since Andrew is a political appointee, he’ll be gone as soon as his boss is.

Let’s see how successful he is at getting a legal job after that.

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

Great. So, the incredibly angry, clearly obsessive stalker will be jobless come January. Wonder how that will play out…

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

Not really getting the “gay” vibe–just the “creepy” vibe. AC’s listings of his obsession is pretty damning.

The fact that this guy believes that a student body president is a “politician” and that what he has been saying is “just part of political campaigns” (which of course is OVER anyway, since the guy won the job), tells me that he lacks the judgment to be employed in MOST places.

Definitely has the makings of a Peter LaBarbera Junior. Too bad he’s not hunky enough to attract Porno Pete (unless maybe he has a leather harness tucked away somewhere). Some day in the future I can’t wait to see the two of them attending Folsom Street (for research only, of course). LOL

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

I totally got the gay vibe…and creepy of course. I actually checked out comments just to see how many it took to mention the closeted w/obsessive crush theory (7).

You know, those ex-gay folks are always “reaching out” to “help” people. I think it’s about time someone starts reaching out to the rabid, anti-gay politicians. Perhaps Roy Ashburn could represent. Come out and lose the hate. It will free you beyond all reckoning.

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

Also, lol, I never knew Monaghan sold Dominos. I’ve been boycotting them for years! Think I’ll go for pizza after work.

Brian Kraemer
September 30th, 2010 | LINK

All I can say is, “Oh, my God, unbelievable.” This guy, Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell is definitely on his way out of public service. I am a gay man and I’m telling you anyone with such a fixation on a handsome young gay activist is dealing with his own sexual issues. For 16 years, I lived a celibate lifestyle trying to be straight even though I and my family knew I was gay. I was never so blatant in my protests as Andrew Shirvell, but I did participate in writing and speaking out against homosexual rights and attempted to thwart the advancement of respect for, and acceptance of, gays and lesbians. There’s a saying that “when you throw a rock into a pack of dogs the one you hit is the one who yelps the loudest.” I swear this guy, Andrew Shirvell, is yelping loudly and clearly. And finally, with the risk of perpetuating a stereotype, Andrew Shirvell sounds “so gay.” I thank God, and I truly mean I thank God, that the young people in this country are considering this a non-issue. Bravo to this generation!

Richard Rush
September 30th, 2010 | LINK

After Shirvell loses his job in January, he might want to follow in the Godly footsteps of Thomas Monaghan, and open his own pizzeria – in New York City. He could become known as the Pizza Nazi shouting to suspected homos, “No pizza for you!!!”

But seriously, I bet he will receive a flood of job-offers from many of the infamous Christ-centered gaybashing outfits. After Matt Barber was fired by Allstate Insurance, I remember how he slid right into a new job as a Concerned Woman with CWFA.

It’s tempting to think that Shirvell’s antics have disqualified him for any job other than possibly a migrant farm worker, but we must remember that insanity and depravity are highly coveted qualifications for a job with those nutbag outfits.

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

Dude seriously needs to find a new boyfriend and stop obsessing over what will never be!

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

Seriously, when I saw (and heard) Shirvell on AC360, my gaydar went off! Who but a repressed gay guy would obsess over a gay man like that?

September 30th, 2010 | LINK

My impressions:
1. Shirvell is gay.
2. He has a really bad case of self loathing.
3. As such it feels good to lash out against gays.
4. He has some twisted crush (?) on Armstrong.
5. He is cut from the same cloth as Ted Haggard, “Bishop Long”, and all the other self loathing gay-anti gay homophobes

Does anyone know about his personal life? That might be interesting.

Donny D.
October 1st, 2010 | LINK

After hearing his voice for a few seconds, I had no doubt he was a closet case.

He also seems like he has some serious psychological issues beyond that.

I can see him being hired by some conservative organization which isn’t particularly focused on anti-LGBT politics or even the “social issues” in general. He has the totally dishonest, rabid, attack dog mentality and methodology of the modern Republican conservative movement.

October 3rd, 2010 | LINK

He’s an obvious severe closet case in the mold of “Porno Pete” LaBarbera…it would be sad if he weren’t so crazy.

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