Tea Rally Update: Gay Rights Group Planning Protest Against 'Your Values' Bus Tour

Shannon Glatz, a Lakewood resident and member of GetEqual of Ohio, says her group will protest the "hateful" messages of the Your Values bus tour, which is set to make a stop at Sunday's Tea Party rally in the Falls.

The is rolling into Cuyahoga Falls on Sunday and, like many Tea Party events, it will be somewhat controversial.

GetEqual of Ohio, an organization focused on equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, will stand and protest against the Family Research Council’s “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote” bus tour, which is set to make a stop at Sunday’s rally, said GetEqual member Shannon Glatz, of Lakewood.

Glatz said she and about 50 other people from the Cleveland and Akron area are going to peacefully challenge the bus tour's “hateful” stance toward LGBT.

“GetEqual will come together, send positive messages, offer its own insights to the City of Cuyahoga Falls and hopefully get the group to rethink its values,” she said.

According to Valuesbus.com, the nationwide tour is intended “to advance the cause of fiscal and moral responsibility in America” and will circulate materials on how one should defend “life, marriage and religious liberty. “

GetEqual also intends to protest against the values bus tour in Westlake at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the

The Tea Party rally, sponsored, in part, by the Akron Tea Party, will run on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and feature Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, Sen. Frank LaRose (R-27) and Rep. Kristina Roegner, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher and others.

Myron Holley April 16, 2012 at 12:38 AM
MINDY D. The republican party is way far to the left which you just described. The Democratic party is so far left and Gone over to Socialism. Both party's hate the tea party folks. We in the Tea party, that I have met believe to my understanding. Responsibility in government, And Accountability, Were all different, We all look different, We all think a little different, Were all different colors. THATS OK AND GREAT. Get the so called feds off our back and let us be productive, Be who we are and let us get our country back to its greatness. As you said ".... the nationwide tour is intended “to advance the cause of fiscal and moral responsibility in America” and will circulate materials on how one should defend “life, marriage and religious liberty. Let's cover this. Life. You live your life and enjoy your freedoms us Vets have fought to give each of you. and us. Marriage. [ this does not say anti gay. I have many gay friends who are married. I believe we should defend that right. And religious liberty. Does not say which religion. Just freedom to worship without the feds interfering, If it means our way or the highway is getting the government out of our life's. I for one am all for it. Hope the Demonstrators join us in the tour. Welcome.
Myron Holley April 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM
amen to that. And welcome.
Myron Holley April 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Ment that the Republicans are to far right and Demos are to far left. Typo.
Jack Kelly April 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Many of the 'baggers are clueless and/or uneducated (hence some, rightfully, being referred to as "Teatards.") Many people see the TP for what they are: a joke and obstructionists, and many of them are going to be kicked to the curb (yeah, I'm looking at you do-nothing and lying hypocrite Jim Renacci). It is because of THEM that the Republican Party has leaned so far to the right, it's about to fall off the cliff into irrelevancy. This whole "no compromise" 'tude only solidifies they're clueless. Compromises are made everyday in the REAL, business world--for the benefit of the greater good--unlike this fantasy world they live in. They love to refer to the Constitution incessantly, when it's quite clear they've never read it (and if they claim they did, then their reading comprehension sucks because they get it wrong!). The teatard-faction only solidify their stupidity when they constantly use words like "socialism" or refer to BHO as a "socialist." That's nothing short of laughable (& further highlights their stupidity). BHO is more moderate than liberals would like him to be. But the moron demographic on the right (which is the majority) loves using words they don't know the meaning of -- nor have they ever been exposed to actual socialism. But of course, they'll deny it because things like facts and/or truth are foreign to them, and it's not what they've been told to believe by the similarly-stupid on their side. Just wait & see..
Nassman April 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Dude. Save your rants for another day. Do you actually think people read them? They are poorly constructed and make no sense at all.


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