Protecting gay rights is something democrats preach for before every election but in between, not so much. One of the men in the running for the DNC chair, position has been banned for trying to protect gays against Keith Ellison, whose Muslim faith is extremely anti-gay. The Koran is very specific about the fact that being gay is a sin against Allah.
Tolliver explained his opposition to Rep Ellison this way:
“In some Muslim countries, being gay is a crime punishable by death.”
“Clearly, Mr. Ellison is not the person to lead the DNC or any other organization committed to not discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation,” Tolliver added. “I’m shocked (the Human Rights Campaign) has been silent on the issue. A vote for Representative Ellison by any member of the DNC would be divisive and unconscionable, not to mention counterproductive to the immediate and necessary steps of rebuilding the Democratic Party.”
For this he was banned for running for the DNC chair despite the fact that his statement is 100% true, acting chairperson and known election cheat, Donna ent Brazile removed his name from the running for the permanent chair of the DNC.
Tolliver is not going away quietly. He plans to sue for the DNC claiming it has violated his First Amendment right to free speech by “attempting to suppress my voice.”
“The DNC and the Democratic establishment are attempting to prevent me from freely expressing known and indisputable tenets of lslamic law. Moreover, through sleight of hand tactics, interim Chair Donna Brazile falsely accused me of discriminating against Mr. Ellison and cast aspersions by suggesting I was intolerant of religious freedom.
“Furthermore, the DNC’s blocking my candidacy is a glaring contradiction to the 2016 Democratic Platform, that ‘as Democrats, we respect differences of perspective and belief, and pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree. I am a lifelong Democrat who believes in people and not power and elitism which has successfully corrupted the DNC and the Democratic Party.”
Tolliver made the mistake of actually believing the democrats are really interested in gay and lesbian rights.