Morgan organized the infamous meeting of 40 or so business people and two elected officials at Lifeway in January. He’s been one of the most ardent voices against the bill, putting his corporate shoulder into the argument that a law requiring businesses doing their deeds in Davidson County to abide by a policy protecting gays, lesbians and transgender people in the workforce would incontrovertibly hinder the free market. He foreshadowed that dramatic conclusion in his invitation to the Lifeway party:
“The meeting will lay out the wide-reaching impact of this ordinance, what can be done to defeat it, and the next item on the homosexual agenda if this passes (which is to require all businesses domiciled in Davidson County to adopt these same policies)," he wrote.
It’s odd, then, that Morgan’s company would find itself in just such a precarious situation as he laid out there. John Bouchard & Sons is on the short list for business in famed homosexual haven Louisville, Ky., one of the first U.S. cities to pass a city- and countywide LGBT-friendly nondiscrimination policy — in 1999. In fact, the company has been on the list of pre-approved contractors for the city’s Metropolitan Sewer District since March 2008. Check out the list here.
Business is business, after all — and it turns out hating isn’t such good business.
*To use the Morganian parlance.