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We've been wondering why, during all this publicity over Paul Stanley's little fall from grace, we haven't heard a peep from Christian conservative David Fowler and his ilk. It turns out he's been very busy
trying to beat back Nashville's proposed ordinance to ban discrimination against city workers who are gay. Well, of course! There are only so many hours in the day.
For laughs, check out Fowler's 101 reasons
to oppose this ordinance. A sampling:
* "It will impinge on First Amendment religious liberty rights." So if Jesus tells you to hate gays, it's your First Amendment right to treat them shabbily!
* "The ordinance is itself discriminatory because it does not protect other people who are the object of employment discrimination. This is not about discrimination, it is about a political agenda." For example, Fowler continues, what about fat people, short people and crazy people? Where are their anti-discrimination laws?
* "Should the law be expanded to prohibit discrimination generally against this special class of employees, other issues will arise. Employee benefits that may be costly could be required." The city might have to pay for sex-change operations!
* And the coup de grâce: "It could also open bathrooms in Metro buildings to use by people of the opposite sex who 'identify' as a sex other than their biological sex." That's right, you might find yourself standing at a Mertro Courthouse urinal next to a cross-dressing tramp.