Monday, September 13, 2010

Stonewall Dems Call for Solomon Resignation After Questionable Tweets


The Indiana Stonewall Democrats released this statement earlier today regarding Marvin Scott campaign manager Stan Solomon.

INDIANA STONEWALL DEMOCRATS CALL FOR SOLOMON’S RESIGNATION

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Today, the Indiana Stonewall Democrats (ISD) called on Republican 7th-District Congressional candidate, Dr. Marvin Scott, to terminate his relationship with his campaign manager, Stan Solomon.

Solomon has used Twitter recently to express several anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments, including stating that “gay” stands for “Got AIDS yet?” and suggesting Americans should burn Mecca and Medina, two of Islam’s most revered sites.
In a statement today, ISD stated:

"The Indiana Stonewall Democrats are dismayed at the horribly xenophobic and homophobic comments Stan Solomon has made on Twitter. But what is more surprising is that Dr. Scott has not called for Solomon’s immediate dismissal.

We make that call now.

Dr. Scott’s inaction puts the choice for 7th District voters in stark contrast. While Dr. Scott ignores continued expressions of bigotry by his closest advisor, Congressman Andre Carson is a staunch ally of the LGBT community and is committed to honoring the diversity of the 7th District. ISD is proud to support Representative Carson and the respectful campaign he has run.

Lori Morris, President of ISD, added, "As part of a minority group constantly attacked by far-right groups, we stand in solidarity with Congressman Carson's respect for diversity. We strongly condemn Stan Solomon's hate speech that advocates the burning of Muslim holy cities and refers to LGBT people by derogatory slurs."

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