Newspaper editor fired for ‘poisonous’ tweets on gender

The editor of a Vermont newspaper is out of a job after criticizing a proposal to add a third gender option to state driver licenses, calling it “one step closer to the apocalypse.”

Denis Finley, editor of the Burlington Free Press, shared his thoughts Friday on Twitter in response to a story that the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles is acquiring a new computer system to allow it to add a third option for people who don’t identify as male or female.

“Awesome!” Finley tweeted. “That makes us one step close to the apocalypse.”

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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “As a gender fluid person, I demand an apology, particularly for the children and adults on our beloved city who suffer under the oppressive hell of binary gender privilege.”
    Why do we even listen to these Kooks.? Talk about unhinged. The hell of binary gender privilege? What kind of garbage is that? People who should be in the Looney Bin are costing people their jobs now. The world has gone absolutely barking mad.

    • Dave

      One step closer to the apocalypse. He is correct.

    • bargogx1

      I think what the twit who tweeted that tweet means is “the oppressive hell” of reality.

      • canminuteman

        Reality is an oppresive hell. I just woke up from an afternoon sleep and had no idea what day or time it was. As I became a bit more aware I realized I had to go to work tonight. Oh well.

        • Dave

          My sympathies! lol

  • robins111

    This shit won’t stop till a whole bunch of people are decorating lamp posts.

  • Editor

    So, are they dropping the word “Free” from their masthead?