When you were little, your mother or father probably told you at one time or another, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." It's a great lesson for children; one that should be applied practically as an adult. It's a lesson anti-LGBT North Carolina state Sen. James Forrester never really took to heart.
For eight years in a row, Forrester has been the lead sponsor of North Carolina's draconian anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on marriage, civil unions and domestic partner recognition for same-sex couples. He finally succeeded in his quest on Sept. 13, when the legislature approved putting the measure on the May 2012 ballot.
Over the past two days, he's been at the center of a whirlwind sustained by North Carolina's LGBT and political media and blogosphere after news surfaced of potential falsification on some of his medical credentials and affiliations. Pam's House Blend first broke the story and I added more through my reporting at QNotes, Charlotte's LGBT newspaper.
Today, we learned that Forrester did, in fact, have former affiliations with two medical associations he lists as current on his campaign website resume. Though past affiliations are there, they aren't as current as Forrester implies.
Questions about the exact nature of Forrester's membership in a third organization, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, remain unanswered. Forrester was not listed in the group's public database of practicing members.
Obviously, Forrester isn't too happy he's come under scrutiny. From QNotes: