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Peter_Mueller@UCSDLIBRARY.ucsd.edu
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 13:05:00 -0700

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Author: Paul Harris at UCSDLIBRARY
Date: 4/22/97 8:49 AM


Paul,
Please send this out to everyone on your mailing list.
Thanx,

>>
>BACKGROUND:
>
> American Airlines is a major sponsor to and supporter of groups
>like GLADD, the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund,
>the AIDS Action Foundation, DIFFA, AmFAR, and scores of community-based
>groups representing gays and lesbians. It is also the first airline to
>adopt a written
>non-discrimination policy covering sexual orientation in its employment
>practices.
>In an unusual joint letter was released to the media on Friday, March 14th
>from the
>Family Research Council, Concerned Women of America, American Family
Association
>and Coral Ridge Ministries. Radical right leader Beverly LaHaye also went on
>Christian
>"talk radio" on Friday to blast American Airlines because "American's
>sponsorship of
>homosexual 'pride' events constitutes an open endorsement of promiscuous
>homosexuality."
>She and the other groups have written Bob Crandall at American to complain
>that the airline
>has "gone beyond mere tolerance" of gays and lesbians. The full article
>appeares in Friday's
>Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and possibly picked up by other newspapers around
>the country.
>It has come to the attention of the gay and Lesbian community that American
>Airline's switch
>board and e-mails are being bombarded now by homophobic and hateful callers
>who have
>been urged by LaHaye and others to DEMAND the company terminate its
>gay-friendly policies.
>
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