Gay Alabama residents ask lawmakers "Why do you hate us?"
During a public hearing on a bill to prohibit schools from spending public funds on books or other materials that recognize or promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle Patricia Todd "I feel you all hate us,"
Bill sponsor Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, said the proposed legislation was not a manifestation of hate, but instead a response to citizens' concerns about cultural preservation and government spending.
"This is not about hate. This is about our culture being under attack and about the fact that a majority of citizens support not spending tax dollars to promote a lifestyle that's not acceptable," Allen said.