Amended, Anchorage rights ordinance is an act of justice long overdue


Amended, Anchorage rights ordinance is an act of justice long overdue
 

They called it “the summer of hate.”  It was in the heat of August 2009, when red-shirted protesters, many believed to be bused in from churches in the Valley, lined the entrances to the Anchorage Assembly chambers. “Homosexuals are going straight to Hell,” proclaimed one sign. A local pastor, dressed in a clergy collar and on his way in to testify on behalf of the nondiscrimination ordinance, was confronted by an angry red-shirted woman who stepped off the curb to block his way. “Methodisssst!,” she hissed, and spat on the ground. It was an absurd, but sad and telling moment in an... read more

 
26 September 2015 in Editorial, Views: 17
 


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