Gordon College is a small Christian university that has publicly declared its desire to claim a special right to discriminate against LGBT students, staff, and faculty. Salem, Massachusetts, is a small progressive town with an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. For years, Salem contracted with Gordon to manage its Old Town Hall. But when Gordon announced its desire to a special right to fire LGBT workers, Salem canceled the contract, finding that the university’s stated discriminatory intent directly violated the town’s non-discrimination ordinance.
That's a great way to handle it. If you want to be bigots, get off the government teat. Naturally, the War-on-Christmas-in-July folks didn't take that news sitting down:
After Glenn Beck’s The Blaze picked this story up, right-wing readers began calling Salem’s mayor, Kimberly Driscoll, treating her to angry and often offensive anti-gay tirades.
Mayor Driscoll responded with a Facebook post announcing that she would donate $5 to the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth for every frothing-at-the-mouth call she receives, and she asked people who agree with her to donate to the Alliance, too. It's a great way to turn hate into progress. If you've got a little bit to donate in support of Mayor Driscoll, that would be swell. Otherwise, you could like the post, which I've embedded below.
(Thanks to Slog tipper Greg.)