The following was written by Robin King, and is published with the permission of the author. I have corrected the name Landham, originally written as Latham, and Sonny, originally written in one place as Sunny.
Dear Mr. Elder and others:
Please kindly forward to Todd Hayden, Chairman
Diane Smithson, Co-Chair &
Logan Atkins, Co-Chair
Your web site claims “Speaking at Fancy Farm is open to candidates running for any Kentucky or national office.” yet it is my understanding that Sonny Landham and Bob Barr will NOT be allowed to speak at your annual picnic. Is this true? If so I would urge you to remove this statement from your web site in addition to this one: “Politics and BBQ Run Freely”
Obviously, neither is true if Bob and Sonny can’t speak. Both are pivotal since it may change your state from Red to Blue (or Gold) especially with Mr. Barr polling from 5-10% in many Red States, this could easily tip the election in KY to Mr. Obama.
I would urge you to reconsider and publicly invite Mr. Barr and Mr. Landham to speak ASAP. In addition, it is my understanding that the sponsor of this event is a non-profit tax exempt organization or church. If that is the case, you need to remain fair and non-partisan to retain your tax free status. I will be happy to suggest that folks write the IRS demanding your tax exempt status be revoked due to your support of one candidate or party over any others. I will also start a writing campaign to every blog and newspaper to encourage the good people of Kentucky to help you change your mind. Thus, please allow Bob and Sonny to speak to the masses or pay your taxes!
UPDATE: Fancy Farm responds here.