Andrew Shirvell is a “concerned alumnus” of the University of Michigan, and oh—he also happens to be the assistant attorney general of Michigan, which makes his extracurricular hobby even more disturbing. For almost six months, Shirvell has been running “Chris Armstrong Watch,” a blog campaigning against Chris Armstrong, the University of Michigan’s first openly gay student assembly president. Samples of Shirvell’s opinions: a picture of Armstrong with a swastika pasted over it, a post calling him a “racist, elitist liar,” and a comment that he’s “Satan’s representative on the student assembly.”
Shirvell accuses Armstrong of recruiting incoming students “to join the homosexual ‘lifestyle,’” and even convincing one “previously conservative student” to do just that (by seducing him). He also claims Armstrong hosted a gay orgy in his dorm room, among other things, CNN reports. Shirvell says he writes the blog during non-work hours; even so, the attorney general issued a statement referring to Shirvell’s “immaturity and lack of judgment.” Speaking to Anderson Cooper recently, Shirvell offered no apologies. Watch the interview in the gallery.
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