Does a voice of inequality belong on a panel that works for equality?

By Sue Carlton, Times Columnist
St. Petersburg Times
In Print: Friday, March 11, 2011

Does an anti-gay rights activist belong on a citizens' committee created to promote "equality among all people"?

Or is Terry Kemple's hotly contested appointment to serve on Hillsborough County's Human Relations Board contrary to its very purpose?

Kemple has been front and center against gay marriage, gay-straight student alliances in schools and protection against discrimination of transgender people, among other things.

In fact, had you contributed online to his recent campaign for the School Board, you would have been asked to check a box to assure him your cash did not come from an entity that "in any way works to promote the normalization of homosexual activity."

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