The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting that The United States Tennis Association is expressing shock and outrage regarding the passing of legislation yesterday in the North Carolina legislature that bans same-sex tennis partners. The bill, sponsored by the Tea Party Caucus in the state legislature, is widely hailed in rural districts but has been met with derision in urban areas such as Raleigh and Charlotte. Tennis club members from these areas are demonstrating outside of the legislature this morning.
As demonstrators taunted and cursed each other outside the state legislature, reporters spotted the Reverend T.J. McCorkle of Louisburg, NC, among those rallying in favor of the controversial ban.
McCorkle: "Well, we heard that there was some kind of same sex thang goin on down here to Raleigh so me and my folks come on down to demonstrate."
McCorkle: "It's against God's will folks should be same-sex partners in anything. It wasn't Adam & Earl! It wasn't Romeo & Junior! It wasn't Anthony & Claude! These people are trying to hit our entire way of living below the belt! Not on our watch. If they want to do the dirty" he paused, "they should just go get a room!"