From NPR, in an item about the Bowling Green anti-discrimination ordinances surviving a referendum, we find this:
The No side believes it won a majority of votes from longtime residents and lost only because of their rivals’ success in registering university students with no long-term stake in the town’s future.
Just so we’re clear…
The ‘no’ side was against the ordinances and apparently believes that the ordinances won illegitimately because of outside influence.
Phil Burress, a Cincinnati-based conservative leader who backed the No campaign…
Now, lets do some geography, shall we?
Unless there was also an annexation ordinance on the ballot – one that annexed territory about 160 miles south from Bowling Green, all of those Bowling Green college students have – fopr however long they may be in Bowling Green – an immesurably higher legitimate interest in the legal goings-on in Bolwing Green than “a Cincinnati-based conservative leader” ever could.
I didn’t think I could hate christianists more than I already did.
Of course, I guess it could be worse.
Ol’ Phil could have claimed that 900,000 residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, had their rights trampled on by the Bowling Green electorate.