HRC Can’t Get ENDA Passed, But It Can Get a Disagreeing Journalist Fired

You’d expect a journalist to know never to send emails that he doesn’t want to come back to haunt him. But Maine Morning Sentinel reporter Larry Grard must live in the old school, where carbon copies of things can be destroyed with a pocket lighter, because he fired off an email to the Human Rights Campaign’s media relations office — upset with a a release from the org saying Question 1 passed because of anti-gay hatred. Grard told HRC that, as a Christian, he took offense to it. And then HRC contacted Grard’s editor and voiced their concerns, but supposedly never demanded Grard be fired — but the Sentinel did so anyway. Now that is effecting change.