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WOOD RADIO — Pro-Family Group Gets Into Holland Gay Rights Fight

June 17, 2011
(The Holland ‘gay rights’ ordinance) was defeated by only one vote, a margin that Campaign For Michigan Families Chairman Gary Glenn said was ‘too close for comfort.’ He is targeting Holland City Council members David Hoekstra, Jay Peters and Robert Vande Vusse. He accused them of trying to ‘impose homosexual activists’ political agenda on (Holland) city residents.’ Glenn also said that gay rights ordinances are a threat to the religious freedom. ‘To prevent that, our PAC will financially…assist candidates who file to run against these three city council members,’ he said in a statement released Friday.”

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WOOD RADIO
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 17, 2011

Pro-Family Group Gets Into Holland Gay Rights Fight

Campaign For Michigan Families Chairman Gary Glenn says this week’s
vote on a gay rights ordinance in Holland was too close for comfort.

by Rod Kackley, Paul Cicchini
WOOD Radio News Team

A statewide political action committee that backs candidates who support “traditional family values” is urging pro-family supporters in Holland to run against the three city council members, facing re-election in November, who voted in favor of a gay rights ordinance.

That proposal was defeated by only one vote, a margin that Campaign For Michigan Families Chairman Gary Glenn said was “too close for comfort.”

He is targeting Holland City Council members David Hoekstra, Jay Peters and Robert Vande Vusse. He accused them of trying to “impose a homosexual activists’ political agenda on (Holland) city residents.”

Glenn also said that gay rights ordinances are a threat to the religious freedom.

“To prevent that, our PAC will financially…assist candidates who file to run against these three city council members,” he said in a statement released Friday.

Dave Hoekstra, Holland’s 6th Ward Councilman,  told WOOD Radio he didn’t even know Glenn was coming after him, again.

Hoekstra says about a year ago, the two men exhanged e-mails.

“In which he pretty clearly indicated that if I didn’t vote in a particular way that I might face some political consequences,” said Hoekstra.

Hoekstra says his main concern was enhancing Holland as a welcoming community. He says any steps that have been achieved in realizing civil liberties and justice haven’t come easily.

“And we keep talking about, and we make statements about the fact that we as a people value justice and we just have to make sure that our walk is matching our talk,” said Hoekstra.

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