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Update: Emails Bombard City Hall

A fundamentalist Christian organization in Mississippi has spearheaded a protest of Coeur d’Alene’s anti-discrimination ordinance, resulting in thousands of emails and phone calls today to the mayor and to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s office. The American Family Association put an “action alert” on its website claiming that the city “is threatening two ordained Christian ministers with arrest if they refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.” Mayor Steve Widmyer said he had received more than 2,500 identical emails since early this morning, and that his office has been inundated with phone calls as well. Otter’s office said it had received about 5,000 emails and 300 phone calls opposing the city’s ordinance, which was amended last year to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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