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Tennessee: candidate targeted because of endorsement by gay paper

Talk about lame. Look at how these homophobes play the game. (PageOneQ):

Johnny Ellis, running for the Metro Council District 11 seat in Nashville, Tennessee, is being targeted by an anti-gay source because of an endorsement from the local GLBT newspaper. Ellis, who completed a questionnaire for the statewide civil rights group Tennessee Equality Project, was not aware that his positions had earned him Out & About Newspaper’s endorsement. But, he says that someone stole 150 copies of a local paper and stuffed them with fliers touting the endorsement, as well as saying, “see what these radical gay groups want to teach Old Hickory children.”

To his credit, Ellis didn’t back away from the endorsement: “I support the right of anybody to participate in the political process, no matter what their race is, their religious affiliation, or their sexual orientation.”

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