Rep. Allen West Barred From Business Meeting After Gay Activists Threaten to Boycott Businesses


Rep. Allen West has been uninvited from a Florida bussiness group's meeting after gay activists threatened to boycott the businesses who had invited him:

Bowing to pressure from gay activists who threatened a business boycott, the Wilton Manors Business Association is cancelling an appearance by U.S. Rep. Allen West at its next meeting.

West, a Republican from Plantation, represents a district that includes lots of Wilton Manors.

But the planned appearance outraged some activists in the city’s large gay and lesbian community.

Last week, Michael Rajner, legislative director of the Florida Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Democratic Caucus, said gay activists would boycott businesses if the business association didn’t rescind the invite.

... Steen said she was disappointed at the outcry, but said cancelling was the right thing to do to avoid the turmoil for Ellich and the possible fallout for members of the Wilton Manors Business Association. “Businesses, they’re struggling as it is.” --Sun Sentinel

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