SEN.TRENT LOTT (R-MS) TO SIGN NEW BOOK AT DAVIS KIDD, ACTION IN PLANNING
Senator TRENT LOTT signs his new book Herding Cats: A Life in Politics
Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 pM Davis Kidd Booksellers
(387 Perkins Road Extended)
Take a second and consider whether we're comfortable having this Senator come to Memphis, and profit from a booksigning without letting him know we don't all agree......
When asked if being gay was a sin, then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) responded:
Yes, it is... in America right now there's an element that wants to make that alternative lifestyle acceptable. You still love that person and you should not try to mistreat them or treat them as outcasts. You should try to show them a way to deal with that problem, just like alcohol ... others have a sex addiction or are kleptomaniacs. There are all kinds of problems and addictions and difficulties and experiences of this kind that are wrong. But you should try to work with that person to learn to control that problem.1
In case you didn't notice, that's direct advertising for ex-gay programs...."show them a way to deal with that problem, just like alchohol"....equating such destructive behaviors with who someone can fall in love with is completely insulting, and it's an exact tactic of Love In Action and other ex-gay get-up's. It's interesting that this statement was made by Lott at a time when Focus On The family, and the Family Research Council were putting millions of dollars behind an ad-campaign for Exodus. Wonder howmuch the ad out of Lott's mouth cost?
But it continues....
At the 100th birthday party of long time controversial senator, Strom Thurmond, who ran for president as a segregationist(i.e. keep the colored folks from drinkin out of my fountain), Lott had the following to say:
I want to say this about my state [Mississippi]. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either.2"
Sounds like the type of guy you want at the neighnorhood bookstore? Sounds perfect to us at QAC, that's why we plan to give him a visit, maybe even get a copy of "QUEER HISTORY" signed. You should too. More info on actions planned soon.