Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is not happy that the Wilton Manors Business Association has uninvited him from speaking at their upcoming meeting. The group’s businesses faced a boycott from the community’s prominent LGBT population because of West’s history of anti-gay rhetoric. In a formal letter on House stationary, West agrees with the Sun Sentinel editorial board that “intolerance [of his intolerance] is intolerable”:
The Sun Sentinel editorial, “Gay group wrong to demand business association disinvites Allen West,” stated, with regard to the Floriday Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Democratic Caucus, “intolerance is intolerable, and that’s why pressure on a Wilton Manors business group to disinvite a member of Congress is misguided.” [...]
In these very tough economic times, I find it intolerable that the Florida Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Democratic Caucus would call upon a boycott to hurt small business owners trying to earn a living and only wanting to better be informed about business related issues from their Member of Congress. Clearly, we have learned who really are the intolerable individuals in South Florida.
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