Housing exec disciplined for words

A Sweetwater, Tenn., housing authority director was disciplined for using “sensitized, inflammatory words” to challenge a federal government proposal to expand anti-discrimination policies to include sexual orientation, the board’s chairman said in statement this month.

Vicki Barnes, the director of the Sweetwater Housing Authority, wrote a January letter objecting to changing the definition of family that the authority uses.

She wrote that LGBT people have made a “personal and moral life style choice,” adding, “Other groups who make a personal life style choice are drug users and sellers, gang members, prostitutes, cults and murderers. You are saying any group of persons can call themselves a famiIy.”

From AP and WiG reports