Anti-LGBT bigots attack John Arrowood

The religious tyrants will stop at nothing in their hate-fueled crusade

The leader of a Fayetteville church used a disparaging term to refer to a gay state Court of Appeals candidate, John Arrowood, saying he shouldn’t be running. “I say he should step down because he’s already biased” against the marriage amendment, said Johnny Hunter of Cliffdale Community Church. Arrowood, a Charlotte lawyer, was once on the board of the Equality NC political action committee. He served on the appeals court in 2007-8.

“I think it’s unfortunate that people have chosen to make my sexuality an issue,” Arrowood said in an interview Thursday. “I have a record of showing that I am fair and unbiased and that I have no agenda. I have a record that people can see. I think it’s unfortunate in the 21st century that people seem to think my sexual orientation is an issue.”

As far as I'm concerned, the race for this CoA seat just went from "pick your favorite" to "support John Arrowood at all costs." Those of you Dems who were considering someone else, whether because you like something about that someone else or because you're inclined to do the exact opposite of what the NCDP wants you to do (I know you're out there), it's time to take a stand against bigotry. I promise, you will be glad you did, however the election turns out.

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Neutral judges

I've heard these kinds of arguments before, but straight isn't the neutral orientation for a judge any more than than male is the neutral gender or white is the neutral race or Christianity is the neutral religion. The best way to have an unbiased judicial system is for those in power and in robes to reflect the demographics of the people they hold power over, and if anything LGBT folks are under-represented.

This is a seat Democrats can win

In a 19 person race, it may only take 15% to win. Democrats need to rally around Arrowood and win this seat. You can bet Republicans have found their right wing candidate.