In January, the City Council in the overwhelmingly Mormon community of 3,600 unanimously passed a resolution in favor of the "natural family" consisting of a working husband, a stay-at-home wife and a "full quiver of children."I would highly suggest the the anti-gay folk mosey on down to Kanab because tourism is expected to be down this year:
The resolution struck some as homophobic and sexist, and stirred talk of a Kanab tourism boycott, which won the endorsement of syndicated travel columnist Arthur Frommer."I think they know perfectly well this is a smokescreen for discriminating against gays," the New York City travel guru and guidebook author said Wednesday in a telephone interview.I guess they don't care for adoption either, cause gosh darn it, adoption just ain't natural! Neither is grandparents raising the youngens! Luckily it's too hot to have gay penguins! At least some in the town were against the resolution but the City Council let the measure stand.
Visitor and Arizonan Al Moss says it best in the article:
"I can't understand in this day and age how a group could even think about something like this," he said. "I personally won't go back, and I think there will be a lot of people like me who will see the problem."Hey Al, we got more of them here in Massachusetts too and we're thinking the same thing.
UPDATE: It seems that a teenager took the Mayor of the town to task for the resolution in a home town newspaper article. What did the Mayor do? The Mayor went after the student by firing off letters to the Kanab High senior's church leader and the Kane County School District superintendent. More to come...