If anyone had any illusions that the Tea Party was an actual new political party, rather than a far-right wing of the Republican Party, [the opposition to the proposed Metro nondiscrimination bill] should put that to rest. When the anti-gay Family Action Council of Tennessee considers the Tea Party to be an ideological ally and calls the Tea Party for support, what does that tell you?
"This is simply big government politicians and social scientists imposing oppressive regulations on business owners that will only open the door to harassment lawsuits,” the email goes on to say. “Nobody in these issues wins except for the trial lawyers"
Is anyone fooled by this sophistry? The Family Action Council's opposition has nothing to do with concerns over business regulations or lawsuits. It has everything to do with trying to hold the line on the culture war and stall the day that government officially recognizes that gay people have civil rights that the government has standing to protect.
Posted by "global citizen"