Wooldridge and discrimination | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wooldridge and discrimination

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM

The Blue Arkansas blog continues to focus on 1st District congressional candidate Tim Wooldridge's Board membership in a religious-backed organization, Families First of Arkansas, whose published principles include a belief in "wise" discrimination against homosexuals. Not clear if that means in employment, association, speech, criminal law or all of the above.

But a reader on that Blue Arkansas blog notes an interesting convergence of facts. Wooldridge is a paid lobbyist for the Arkansas Association of Public Universities. The state's leading public university, the University of Arkansas, explicitly lists sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.

The Wooldridge campaign response to this has been to take umbrage at recitation of  the facts and to stifle discussion of the issue on its Facebook page. They may also figure -- probably with some degree of accuracy -- that it's better to be known as someone who believes in discrimination against people on account of their sexual orientation than the reverse. It's been a winner, after all, for Rep. Mike Ross and similar. I already miss Vic Snyder.

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