The Huffington Post reports that, despite the people of Latta, SC even changing their form of government to overrule and repudiate him, Mayor Earl Bullard has defied their wishes and refused to re-instate the long-time police chief, Crystal Moore, whom he purportedly fired because she is a Lesbian. His defiance shows him to be one of those conservatives who isn't too concerned with "the people's will" when it doesn't agree with his goals. On a more positive note, the people of Latta have provided us with yet another example of one of the most heartening phenomena of social change in the last twenty-five years or so. You see, when LGBT people become known to people as brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors, public officials, etc. they cease being strange, alarming abstractions and become normal, flesh-and-blood people -- the kind of people you want to share a meal with, call on when you need help, and look out for when they are in danger.