The New York Times reports:
Bob Good, a self-described “biblical conservative” who is the Republican nominee for a House seat in his conservative Central Virginia district, is hoping to rally clergy members with meetings this week attacking a new state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which he characterizes as an assault on religious liberty.
And in at least one of the invitations directed at clergy members and Republican county leaders, which was obtained by The Times, the organizers of the event make clear that they intend to leverage anti-L.G.B.T.Q. sentiment in the district to generate enthusiasm for Mr. Good.
“What happens when a male member of your congregation goes on vacation and returns four weeks later as a female?” the invitation said, adding, “What do your church bylaws state regarding a man dressed as a woman who attends a church function and expects to use the women’s restroom.”
Good, a former Liberty University official, won the Republican House primary in June with a campaign based on attacking the GOP incumbent for having officiated the same-sex wedding of a staff member. Good’s campaign got some pushback from fellow Republicans after his campaign surrogate posted a racist video.
The Virginia Values Act was long overdue. It is tragic that until July 1 (of this year!) a person could be denied housing or public employment b/c of who they love. Now Bob Good is campaigning against that law.
— Schuyler VanValkenburg (@VVforDelegate) August 16, 2020
— Blue Virginia (@bluevirginia) August 14, 2020