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Children's Museum Demands Apology For Outcry Over Telling Gay Couple They're Not A Family


In a move that surprised few, The Hands On Children's Museum of Jacksonville, Florida, which recently told a gay couple they were not a family, is now claiming to be the real victim of unfair treatment and is demanding an apology.

In a statement, the museum says it is being slandered with false accusations and is overwhelmed with the amount of outcry online and over the phone. The museum says it couldn't possible discriminate against anyone because its policies are not discriminatory:

The Jacksonville “Hands On” Children’s Museum has never discriminated against anyone. But in fact the “Hands On” Children’s Museum , it’s employees, the board members, the donators and sponsors, the director, the directors family and her husbands church are being discriminated against, attacked and threatened. The director was yelled at and screamed at and feels the Hands On Children’s Museum deserves an apology for how the museum is being treated. This is a children’s museum.

Oh the logic of bigotry.

Jacksonville, Florida Children's Museum Tells Gay Couple They're Not a Family: VIDEO


The Hands on Children's Museum of Jacksonville, Florida tells Karen Lee-Duffell and her family that they have to pay extra after noticing "Mom and Mom" on their membership form renewal:

"She says 'oh wait no, you're going to have pay an extra ten dollars to add this other mom, you can't have two moms' and she points up at the sign, a family membership consists of one mom and one dad," said Lee-Duffell.

Lee-Duffell said the employee told her the museum is concerned about people taking advantage and putting multiple families on one membership.

And if you believe that explanation, I've got a bridge to sell you.

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Chick-fil-A-Eating Jacksonville City Councilman Don Redman Hates Gays, Can't Spell: VIDEO


An email sent earlier this month to constituent Pete Hull by Jacksonville City Councilman Don Redman in response to criticism of his "no" vote on expanding the city's anti-discrimination policies to cover gays and lesbians is getting some attention.

Hull, 31, said in an Oct. 4 email to all council members that the vote wrongly injected religion into public policy and hurts the city’s ability to attract new business. Redman emailed a reply on the same day with a few misspellings.

“You sound like a misguided & miserable individule [sic], who needs our prayers,” Redman wrote. “I pray that god will speak to your heart & show you the truthes [sic] of his word.”

Hull had written his letter to Redman after reading an editorial in the Times Union:

On Aug. 15, the City Council voted 10-9 against a version of a bill that would have extended legal protection to gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations in Jacksonville.

Redman was up-front about his opposition to the bill, saying it is “contrary to the Bible.” During a council meeting, he asked a lesbian supporter of the bill during a committee meeting, “Do you consider yourself male or female.”

Some of you may recall Redman from last August, when the Chick-fil-A nonsense was at its height. He gave up 35 years of vegetarianism so he could enjoy some hate chikin.

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