|“In a letter to the Holland City Council, AFA Michigan President Gary Glenn compared homosexuality to a smoking addiction and claimed that passage of the (‘gay rights’) ordinance would itself discriminate against the Boy Scouts, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army.”
With national legislation stalled,
by Sam Menefee-Libey with Zach Duffy
…Not all campaigns for the ordinances have been successful. On June 15, the City Council of Holland, Mich., rejected a proposed inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation in the cityâ€™s equal employment opportunity policy by a 5-4 vote. Intense lobbying by the American Family Association, a national anti-gay organization, preceded the vote.
The AFA has pledged financial support to any candidates who run against the four councilors who cast votes for the Holland ordinance. Two challengers have already filed petitions.
August 1, 2011