Tuesday night, WKRN had really excellent coverage of the delay in the anti-discrimination ordinance. They gave ample time to Richard Land, from the Southern Baptist Convention, and then had good footage of Metro Councilperson Erica Gilmore addressing his concerns.
I noticed something interesting as I was watching.
Dr. Land says, "We should keep sexual orientation out of the workplace. It shouldn't really be my business what a person's sexual orientation is."
And yet, look at this screenshot, taken while Land is on the job, giving this interview to WKRN. Please check out his left hand.
His mouth says, "Keep sexual orientation out of the workplace." But his hand says, "Notice I'm a married dude."
By Land's own actions, we have to assume he's OK with some level of display of sexual orientation in the workplace. Insisting that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, who works at a job that does business with Metro has the same right to flaunt their sexuality in the workplace — without fear of repercussion that Land takes for granted — is not actually going to cause the downfall of our society. It will just allow more people to act like Land.
Hard, really, to see why he thinks that's such a bad thing. Otherwise, wouldn't he change his behavior?