It’s been sad to read in recent days of contested legislative races around Arkansas in which you’d think the sole issue of importance in our troubled world was which candidate could demonstrate the greatest degree of animus toward gay people.
Anyway, there’s a positive flipside. A number of legislators have signed their names to a fund-raiser Monday, Oct. 20, for the campaign against Initiated Act 1. The proposal would throw up new barriers to private adoption and foster parenting by all people, but it’s being pushed by “religious” conservatives as part of their anti-gay agenda. If kids are victims, tough..
Details of the fund-raiser at Lilly’s Dim Sum are on the jump.
UPDATE: Love this blog. Just got this note from Dennis Young of Texarkana:
Thanks for printing the letter from Stacy. Jerry Cox does not interpret the teachings of Jesus as I do. Dennis
He copied a note he’d sent to Arkansas Families First:
Just read about the Oct 20 Fundraiser on the Arkansas Blog. Attempted to send a contribution on my Visa card, but for some reason it would not take. Therefore, I am mailing my $100 check today to help fight Jerry Cox and his misguided followers. As a former State Representative (93 – 99), I would be most proud for you to add my name to any list of supporters that you might wish to print or publicize at anytime. Thanks for what you are doing. Dennis
UPDATE II: Everybody reads the Arkansas Blog. The Family Council has fired out an e-mail to its supporters begging money for radio ads and quoting information here about the fund-raiser Monday, including the names of those dastardly legislators who put kids first.