Steve Henion, a former GOP candidate
for the North Carolina House, raised the ire of gay rights supporters
when he sent a mocking tweet of a lesbian couple's wedding photo.
“why won't anti #marriage #amendment1
folks show pictures like this in their material?” he messaged in
support of Amendment One, which would ban marriage and civil unions
for gay couples, to his 453 followers along with a link to a photo of
a lesbian couple on their wedding day.
The message was flagged by the Human
Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate.
“Tweet Henion now and answer his
question – why not display photos of loving couples who are proud
of the public commitment they've just made to one another?” the
group messaged their more than 118,000 followers.
Henion, a businessman who in 2010
attempted to unseat Democratic state Rep. Grier Martin, responded on
Thursday by calling the group “flee bags” with “very few
followers wanting 2 project being large group.”
“so very easy to get intolerant #LGBT
angry just disagree,” Henion