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An off-duty West Virginia deputy allegedly announced “f*ggots will burn in hell” after an openly gay high school student boarded the bus he was driving.

Clay County sheriff’s deputy Robert Belt was dressed in full uniform when he made comments Sept. 5 over the school bus intercom as the student boarded and sat down, according to a Facebook post by the Nelson County (West Virginia) Democratic Organization.

“No f*ggot activity will be permitted on this bus,” Belt said, according to witnesses. “In my Bible it states that ‘f*ggots will burn in hell,’ and I will not condone it.”

A parent heard about the alleged comments Friday and reported the deputy to the Clay County High School vice principal, Alan Tanner, who then notified the director of transportation.

The school superintendent confirmed the incident was under internal investigation but declined to comment further, reported WSAZ-TV.

“All of our employees are expected to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all of our students,” said Joe Paxton, superintendent of Clay County schools. “As the Employee Code of Conduct mandates, the school system expects all of our employees to exhibit professional behavior by showing positive examples of communication, fairness, and language. Also, as required in the Code of Conduct, the school system expects all of our employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment, free from harassment, intimidation, bullying, and free from bias and discrimination.”

Three students have given statements to the school counselor about the incident, according to the Democratic group’s Facebook post.

Belt continues to drive a school bus part-time and work full-time as a deputy, the social media post said.

He ran unsuccessfully for Clay County sheriff last year, and he was named in a civil rights lawsuit eight years ago.

A Clay County man accused Belt of engaging in a harassment campaign after he asked the deputy to remove his boots when he came to pick up some items belonging to a mutual relative.

“‘F*ck you and your white carpet,'” Belt told the man, according to the federal civil rights suit.

The suit claims Belt then beat the man with a flashlight, and he says the deputy unlawfully stopped him multiple times and physically assaulted him over a period of months.

It’s not clear how that 2009 suit was eventually resolved.

Robert Belt, Raw Story 17 Comments [9/13/2017 2:25:18 PM]
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Churchy LaFemme

And some wonder why people are afraid of the police. Hopefully Belt won't be on the force much longer.

9/13/2017 5:44:26 PM


As someone who was forced to leave high school because of bullying, fuck this guy. Though I'd welcome him if he said stuff like that to PETA2 members.

9/13/2017 6:02:17 PM

Thinking Allowed

If Bobby keeps it up, he may end up being named in another civil lawsuit.

9/13/2017 7:36:36 PM


Oh, Mr. Belt, what lovely manners you have. I'm sure Satan will be so happy to have you in Hell with him someday.

9/13/2017 10:17:17 PM


LOL, what kind of cop drives a school bus? Something tells me that wasn't his first time causing problems. If you continue like that, all they'll let you do is watch the parking meters.

@Randomosaur: Why are you so obsessed with vegans?

9/13/2017 11:34:54 PM


"Robert Belt"

A straight man who's hysterically homophobic towards gay men because he's TERRIFIED of them being towards him the way he not so rarely is towards women?

9/14/2017 2:25:34 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

If Belt is off-duty and moonlighting, he shouldn't be in uniform at all.

Fuck, no, he shouldn't get away with this kind of shit: He's clearly abusing his office and has a major problem with self-control. I hope both jobs fire him, since he failed to follow through with his duties (and comply with their stated limits) at either one.

9/14/2017 4:11:15 AM


Gee, what a charming, pleasant guy! [/sarcasm]

I hope he gets fired. He seems like a real jerk and an abuser of power. God, that revenge he swore against a man who politely asked him to remove his boots was remarkably petty.

I know a police officer near my town got fired for pulling somebody over in a district other than his own. However, that only came because he explicitly broke the law. Before that, he had a habit of running in front of cars he thought was going too fast (which could cause crashes and get him or somebody else killed). It got so bad in one particular road near a playground that the local government actually raised the speed limit there because it was clearly safer to go too fast on the road front of that playground than to have him keep running in front of cars. He was also a very displeasurable and weird guy to be around-- had little to no friends in the police force and as a soccer coach, he was very controlling and frequently yelled at the students he was coaching (often me as I often questioned him on what he was asking me to do). Unfortunately, none of those things are illegal so they could not get him fired.

9/14/2017 5:01:04 AM


Sounds like just the sort of fellow you'd want in charge of law enforcement.

9/14/2017 5:34:23 AM


What a winner, eh? Homophobic, disrespectful, violent, petty... It's a wonder he failed in his run for office.

Here's hoping a firing from at least the bus job is in this asshole's future. He shouldn't be allowed around the youth.

9/14/2017 6:11:52 AM

Doubting Thomas

What an asshole. And yet it's the gay people who are persecuting the Christians...

9/14/2017 6:24:15 AM


...and that's why Sadiq Khan is Mayor of London: voted in that august post by mainly white Londoners.

Can't be because of the Fatwa out on him for his pro-LGBT policies, eh Bobby-boy...?!

He ran unsuccessfully for Clay County sheriff last year

Everything you say, do & think.

My, but that's gonna get you voted Politician of the Year by readers of "GQ" magazine, amirite?! [/Doug Piranha-levels of sarcasm]

Sadiq has power over that capital's Metropolitan Police. No complaints by them.

Least of all by those who voted for him. Especially those in & around Soho: specifically Old Compton Street.

9/14/2017 8:09:06 AM

Shepard Solus

You know, just once (preferably more but I'll settle for once) I'd like to hear the story end with the hick sheriff with a god complex finding out the hard way that he picked the wrong target when he gets overpowered & beaten half to death with his own flashlight.

9/14/2017 8:47:09 AM

The Crimson Ghost

I may have been born in WV, but I'm so goddamned glad I no longer live there.

WV has some beautiful scenery, but it has far too many willfully ignorant, hateful imbeciles in it to ever be anything but the Deliverance state. Until those bible sniffers grow up, they'll continue to drag the whole state down.

9/14/2017 9:24:01 AM

Just remember officer that the standard by which you judge others shall you yourself be judged. No complaining about it

9/14/2017 10:02:53 AM

Philbert McAdamia

In Trump America the rap beats you.

@ SomeApe
LOL, what kind of cop drives a school bus? Something tells me that wasn't his first time causing problems. If you continue like that, all they'll let you do is watch the parking meters.

We had a super dick motorcycle cop around here that kept screwing up and getting caught.
He wound up in charge of the Kmart parking lot, hassling people and writing tickets
for every conceivable "offence" he could manage to find. Somebody finally ran over
the s.o.b. and put him in the hospital. He's retired, now, (Probably on full pay.)

We had a navy chief bosun's mate that was so useless he was put in charge of the parking lot,
a small, dirt lot, where he spent his days directing traffic and parking, and "Standing By".
At least he was out of our hair.

9/14/2017 10:28:33 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

He should be fired and blacklisted.

9/16/2017 12:15:52 AM

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