When bigots say “You’ve lost my vote”, here’s the proper response
Mayor Jim Watson received hundreds of retweets and favourites on Twitter when he announced on the social network Thursday that the Pride flag would fly at City Hall until the end of the Olympics.
But at least one person was not pleased with the move, telling the mayor: “This is a stupid waste of time. You’ve lost my vote.”
Watson’s response also went viral.
@Awesomely11 if you have that point of view, I really don't want your vote.
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) February 6, 2014
Rainbow flags are flying across the country during the Winter Games in Sochi in response to a Russian law that makes it illegal to spread “propaganda for non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.
The flag is also flying in Toronto. Or course, mayor Ford is apoplectic at the decision.