Anti-Gay GOP State Senator Appoints Orson Scott Card To Board Of North Carolina PBS Affiliate

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Notoriously anti-gay GOP North Carolina Senate President Phil Berger, has appointed radical homophobe,  former (?) NOM board member and science fiction writer Orson Scott Card to the board of trustees for UNC-TV, the University of North Carolina’s PBS affiliate that broadcasts that into four surrounding states.

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Card to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees,” said Robb Teer, chairman of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, in a written statement. “We are grateful for his willingness to serve and look forward to working with him to continue providing the people of our state with enriching, life-changing television in these challenging times.” Not mentioned is recent controversy around Card’s political writings, published in Greensboro’s Rhinoceros Times. A May 2013 column compared President Barack Obama to Hitler and Stalin. “Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator. He hates the very idea of compromise; he demonizes his critics and despises even his own toadies in the liberal press,” Card wrote.

And so the Republican hostile takeover of North Carolina continues using one of the most despicable and detested writers in America at this moment to poison the well.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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