Mayor Earl Bullard of Latta, South Carolina fired the city’s openly gay police chief, Crystal Moore, but he acted within the law. Latta was caught on tape saying that he’d much rather have a drunk protecting children than a gay, and unfortunately he has acted within his legal limits as there is no federal law or law in South Carolina that protects openly gay people from discrimination. The mayor was caught saying:
“I would much rather have.. and I will say this to anybody’s face… somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children.
Because that ain’t the damn way it’s supposed to be. You know.. you got people out there — I’m telling you buddy — I don’t agree with some of the lifestyles that I see portrayed and I don’t say anything because that is the way they want to live, but I am not going to let my child be around. ”
I’m not going to let 2 women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I’m not going to see them do it with 2 men neither.”
I’m not going to do it. Because that ain’t the way the world works.”
Now, all these people showering down and saying ‘Oh it’s a different lifestyle they can have it.’ Ok, fine and dandy, but I don’t have to look at it and I don’t want my child around it.” [WBTW]