REPUBLICAN DAVID LENOIR FOUNDED A MUTUAL FUND TO, IN LENOIR’S ACTUAL WORDS, UNDERCUT THE “GAY AND LESBIAN AGENDA”
“The Shelby County Democratic Party rejects discrimination on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Non-discrimination is not a Democratic value, it’s a community value. A prime example is Republican Sheriff Bill Oldham has been recognized for his work on equality and LGBT issues.
“David Lenoir’s decision to open a business to cater to anti-gay investors is troubling. Our next county mayor cannot encourage discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, or any other suspect classification. He also cannot dog whistle to his base that he supports such views and not be held to account for them publicly. His decision to start a business, like the Centurion Christian Values fund, indicates that he is against inclusion, diversity, and tolerance and he should be called to account for it.”