1996 OLYMPICS HEADING FOR COBB COUNTY
The host city for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games is Atlanta; however, many of
the events will take place in locales surrounding Atlanta. Billy Paine, the CEO
and President of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), has
announced the Volleyball tournament will be in Cobb County.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution last year condemning
"the gay lifestyle." Pro-gay and *** groups in Atlanta have asked ACOG to
change the location of the Volleyball tourney if Cobb County does not repeal
the anti-gay resolution. On the final day of the Lillehammer Olympics gay and
*** groups protested the Cobb County venue.
ACOG says that the Olympics is "not about politics" and thus will not
interfere. We all know that if Cobb County had passed a resolution
condemning African-Americans or Jews that ACOG would not find that acceptable.
Please write Billy Paine telling him you find any kind of
bigotry or intolerance unacceptable. Ask him what he would have done if Cobb
had passed a resolution against Jews, disabled people, African Americans or
women. Tell him Cobb County should not profit due to its bigotry. Ask him to
change the venue for Volleyball immediately.
You can contact him at: Mr. Billy Paine, CEO & President
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
P. O. Box 1996
Atlanta, GA 30301-1996
Telephone: (404) 224-1996
FAX: (404) 224-1997
To love another person is to see the face of God.
--- Herbert Kretzmer, "Les Miserables"