Whispers was surprised to learn that John La Tour, an arch Christian conservative with a pro-business platform, won the Ward 4 seat on the Fayetteville City Council by trouncing five other candidates.
La Tour, mind you, ran for alderman in response to the council’s passage of an ordinance that protects sexual orientation from discrimination.
La Tour said his ultimate goal as an alderman is to help field a freedom coalition that can unseat Mayor Lioneld Jordan, or beat any other liberals who happen to run, in 2016.
With his brand of Old Testament conservatism in a college town, it was no surprise his candidacy was opposed. Critics screamed bloody murder when it was learned that La Tour had received $2,000 in campaign contributions from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and that he spent $17,395... [ MORE ]