You know it’s a new day in Arkansas when a country boy turned state rep. from Crittenden County says this:
Hudson is absolutely right of course, and it’s very refreshing to see someone in Arkansas make this kind of point. In doing so, Hallum is following in the proud tradition of Rockefeller and Bumpers in going against the grain and defying prejudice in Arkansas. He’s bound to take some hits for it down the road, but the modern day Orval Faubuses and Jim Johnsons are going to lose the same way the bigots of the past did. Acceptance for LGBT future is as inevitable as an end to Jim Crow was and all the folks holding onto prejudice are doing is making sure that their children and grandchildren will have reason to be ashamed of them.
So kudos to Hudson for being a trail blazer and for standing up for the right thing. Picking on the vulnerable and using hate to score political points is an easy thing to do in a state like Arkansas. Standing up for people and speaking out against hate often is not. This stand took courage, and I’m happier than ever that Hallum’s name is on our endorsement page.