Previous idle threats from Rev. Anthony Evans
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Previous idle threats from Rev. Anthony Evans


From:Rick Rosendall
Sent:Wednesday, May 06, 2009 8:46 AM
To:Lou Chibbaro
Subject:Previous idle threats from Rev. Anthony Evans


[I am copying this note to D.C. Council members and GLAA’s e-list.]

Lou,

Yesterday outside the D.C. Council chamber, you interviewed Rev. Anthony Evans, who was loudly threatening to drive from office all 12 D.C. Council members who voted for the marriage recognition legislation. I want to refresh your memory about an earlier idle threat he made to GLAA, back in 2003 in response to our opposition to DC’s participation in the federal abstinence-only education program. Here are the links:

Minister urges GLAA to reconsider opposition to abstinence-only grant
http://www.glaa.org/archive/2003/dcbci2glaa0428.shtml (this page includes a note from me describing my conversation with Rev. Evans on April 28, 2003)

GLAA replies to DCBCI on abstinence-only education grants
http://www.glaa.org/archive/2003/glaa2dcbci0430.shtml

Rev. Evans never responded to my message of April 30, 2003. Notwithstanding his threats, the progress of our local movement for GLBT equality continued.


Best,

Rick Rosendall
Vice President for Political Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. www.glaa.org

PS: Rev. Evans also vehemently opposed the opening of the gay bar BeBar in 2006. Here are links:

www.washblade.com/2006/3-31/news/localnews/bebar.cfm

www.washblade.com/2006/4-26/news/localnews/bebar.cfm

dcist.com/2006/09/bebar_opens_aft.php


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