Friday, August 29, 2008


Seems the VA Repuke delegation is so homophobic they can't even bear to skip over the GLBT-related pages in a city guide lest the subliminal messages implanted therein scramble their genes and turn them GAY!!! Or, worse yet, into PILLARS OF SALT*!!!! - VA delegation cancels guide order over GLBT section
The Virginia delegation canceled their order of The Rake magazine's Secrets of the City guide because it includes a section for gays and lesbians.

The publication is a guide to various attractions in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The campaign for Virginia's Lt. Governor Bill Bolling ordered 150 of the guides to give to Virginia delegates as gifts when they arrived in the Twin Cities.

But after reviewing the guide and finding it had a six-page section for gays and lesbians, they canceled their order, said AJ Kiefer, The Rake's advertising director.

Kiefer said The Rake agreed to refund the campaign's money.

Original cancellation request e-mail from Melissa Busse, Bolling's political director sent to Tom Bartel, of The Rake:
I am so terribly sorry to do this, especially when the both of you have been so "out of your way" helpful, generous and easy to work with. But, we need to cancel the order for 150 of the "Secrets of the City" guidebooks.

Thanks for sending a copy to me so expediently, Tom. Upon looking at it, though, having a section dedicated solely to GLBT will be a BIG problem for many of our folks. We simply can't hand them out.

Please still bill us for the copy sent along with shipping, though.

Again, I'm so sorry.
*I wonder if they've all torn Genesis 19 out of their bibles?

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