The Indiana Stonewall Democrats are dismayed at the horribly xenophobic and homophobic comments Stan Solomon has made on Twitter. But what is more surprising is that Dr. Scott has not called for Solomon’s immediate dismissal.Among the slurs the press release notes Solomon has made on his Twitter account is one saying Gay stands for "Got AIDS Yet?" and another calling on Americans to burn Muslim holy sites, including Mecca and Medina. Solomon hosts a talk show called "Talk To Solomon" on cpnlive.com. He describes himself as a "Proactive Patriot, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Messianic Jew, Gun owner, God fearing Activist."
We make that call now.
Dr. Scott’s inaction puts the choice for 7th District voters in stark contrast. While Dr. Scott ignores continued expressions of bigotry by his closest advisor, Congressman Andre Carson is a staunch ally of the LGBT community and is committed to honoring the diversity of the 7th District. ISD is proud to support Representative Carson and the respectful campaign he has run.
Lori Morris, President of ISD, added, "As part of a minority group constantly attacked by far-right groups, we stand in solidarity with Congressman Carson's respect for diversity. We strongly condemn Stan Solomon's hate speech that advocates the burning of Muslim holy cities and refers to LGBT people by derogatory slurs."
UPDATE: WISH-TV has this reaction from Marvin Scott to the controversial comments made by his campaign manager:
I don't know what he wrote, so I can't comment on it. But I do want to say I apologize to that community," said Scott. "I'm disappointed to hear this, and I am taking steps to remedy that."UPDATE II: Going, going, gone. Solomon is officially out as Scott's campaign manager.
Asked what remedies he's considering Scott answered, “I wouldn't like to say that, but it's the way any administrator would act when there's a loose cannon on the ship."