Fred Karger, the openly gay man running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, received surprising news last week when the company managing his campaign website told him it was being shut down.
The group, Terra Eclipse, informed Karger that his site would be shut down days before the New Hampshire primary. They chose to end their relationship with Karger because of another website he launched, Top10CraziestMormonBeliefs.com, in which Karger listed, well, exactly what the site sounds like (not one of his classier moments).
This isn’t Karger’s first run-in with the Mormon church; he previously filed complaints pertaining to the church’s spending on Prop 8 which led to the church being found guilty of election fraud. More details from the Advocate:
Terra Eclipse owner Martin Avila could not be reached for comment but Karger released text of a letter he alleges Avila sent to him, in which Avila allegedly wrote, “While your campaign has every right to express views using tactics of your own choosing, our company also has the right to freely associate with our clients. In light of these actions, which not only appear to be completely irrelevant to a campaign for President of the United States, but also constitute an insult to and mockery of individuals of particular faiths, we are exercising our right to terminate your NetBoots account and disassociate with your campaign, as reserved in our Terms of Service.. I invite you to contact our attorneys should you wish to pursue the matter further.”
As much as I like Fred Karger as a person, I’m tempted to agree with Terra Eclipse. I fully believe Karger’s website about Mormon beliefs was out of line and no way to address whatever concerns he had with the church’s behavior. Maybe cutting off his campaign website entirely was a little much, but I don’t think Karger should be let off the hook for his irresponsible behavior and disrespect to the Mormon faith.
What say you?
We were just discussing him during our last meeting. Can’t wait to see what the club thinks of this