As the CEO of a furniture company in North Carolina that boasts annual sales of more than $100 million, Mitchell Gold knows a thing or two about making customers feel comfortable. These days, however, he is working to unsettle people.
Gold, in addition to his day job, is the founder and primary funder of Faith in America, an organization that seeks to “educate Americans about the misuse of religious teachings to discriminate and isolate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.” This week, the organization launched a multi-city campaign aimed at people who live in the early presidential primary and caucus states.
The campaign’s first newspaper ad ran May 6 in Ames, Iowa. After Iowa, from May until the end of November, the campaign will hit Reno, Nev.; Greenville, S.C.; Manchester, N.H., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado Springs is the home of Focus on the Family, an organization known for opposing, on religious grounds, gay rights and other liberal causes… [More]
Update: Coming to a billboard near you:
UPDATE: The Independent Weekly has done a nice little interview with Rev. Jimmy Creech, the Executive Director of Faith in America, the orgaization newly founded to promote the Call to Courage Campaign.