hotel, standing next to the event's registration table until the beginning of their proceedings because he and his husband, Tom, had rented a room at the hotel the night before. So, they were guests of the hotel with access to all public areas, including the hallway that runs by the meeting room where the event was located. At one point, as John stood quietly, a woman from the group came up and told him he would have to leave. He ignored her. Later, there was a dust up with unenlightened hotel management, but the protest was over by then.
Outside the hotel, Impact TC's protest was in full swing, with picketers plying the snow-covered sidewalks, admonishing the anti-gay bigots as they slithered into their evil rendezvous.
Speaking of anti-gay bigots, did you know this guy (below left) was an anti-gay bigot? That's right, it's the 87 year old former Republican congressman and governor, Al Qui, making his way into the unholy conclave of shadowy figures conspiring to deprive gay and lesbian Minnesotans of their constitutional right to marry. Does he use his rare experience and knowledge to encourage greater unity and understanding among his fellow Minnesotans? No. Qui exploits his stature as a former holder of high public office to harm people who have done nothing to him - just another cruel bigot plotting to preserve an unjustifiable, exclusive privilege for himself and those like him, while the rest are kept out. NICE LEGACY, GOVERNOR.
Below, we see that freshman Republican legislator, Carolyn McElfatrick wastes no time in using her new influence as a state representative to persecute a recognized minority she apparently doesn't like. Oppressing members of a minority by pretending to defend something that doesn't need defending, is persecution just as vile as burning a cross in someone's yard. Perhaps she should be using her time on the state's payroll to focus on job creation, or improving education, or expanding healthcare, or rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure.
For those of you in the Deer River area (District 3B), formerly represented by Loren Solberg, you might want to let your new "representative" know what you think about her participating in this anti-gay hate fest at the Kelly Inn, on your dime. Her office phone number is 651-296-2365.