LGBTQ nonprofit rescinds Patricia Todd's job offer after tweet

Nellie Chapman
May 18, 2018

"It's a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid left-wing liberal political operative. And it's disgusting, it's false, it's a bald-faced lie".

The Florida group that Alabama Rep. Patricia Todd was tapped to run in two weeks has pulled its offer to her, after her comments about Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. There is absolutely no truth to it. "And I know that he specifies in the Bible that marriage is between a man and a woman, and I live my life according to those values and the biblical definition of marriage", said Ivey.

She told the Birmingham News: "I hate hypocrites".

Todd advocated the public outing following a Tuesday news conference from one of Ivey's GOP primary competitors, Scott Dawson, who claimed Ivey "betrayed Alabama values" by approving funding for Free2Be, an LGBTQ nonprofit that until its recent closing had a mission statement of counseling children bullied due to their sexual orientation.

"Will someone out her for God's sake.I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov". "But I feel a responsibility - not as the "head queer" -to hold people accountable". "And I realize that it's not a popular opinion and I'll get a lot of backlash, but at this point in time, I'm willing to risk everything politically to make this happen". Whether these attacks are malicious or ignorant or both - they represent everything that's wrong with politics today.

LGBTQ nonprofit rescinds Patricia Todd's job offer after tweet
LGBTQ nonprofit rescinds Patricia Todd's job offer after tweet

Ivey's GOP gubernatorial rival Scott Dawson cited WHNT's reporting Tuesday and criticized the governor concerning Free2Be.

The 73-year-old Republican, who last year replaced former Governor Robert Bentley following a sex scandal, previously served as the state's lieutenant governor and state treasurer.

LGBT activists suggest the law amounts to state-sanctioned discrimination against gay people. Dawson said it received state funding which showed Ivey was betraying Alabama's values.

"The intent of this law is clear: to discriminate, causing the most harm to children in Alabama's child welfare system".

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