July 10th, 2008 | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Politics, Politics

Barack & Roll: Terry Bean Hires Hi-Profile Gay Activist to Help Obama Campaign in Oregon

     
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Portland real estate broker and investor, Terry Bean (above right) has hired Jacob Reitan (above left) to help with the Obama campaign here in Oregon. Bean is one of only two openly gay members of Obama's National Finance Committee and the only Oregonian.

A gay-rights activist from Minnesota, Reitan is known for his work on the Soulforce Equality Ride (of which he founded). For the last few years the SER has traveled to 55 college campuses that discriminate against of the LGBT community. Reitan is perhaps best known for his role in the documentary For The Bible Tells Me So, in which he and his parents attempt to deliver a letter to Focus on the Family's right-wing radio wing-nut James Dobson.

"There is no question that if Obama is elected our next president that we will have significant national LGBT legislation passed for the very first time," says Reitan. "If he doesn't win, it won't happen. It's as simple as that."

Here is Reitan's shining moment from For the Bible Tells Me So:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2sDv6b_mmY[/youtube]
 
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