Mount Olivet Baptist Church in North Portland is up for consideration by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. (Oregon Parks and Recreation Department)
SALEM - Racist and homophobic slurs interrupted a virtual session last week of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, causing the two-day meeting to be canceled.
The interruption happened less than an hour after the six-hour meeting started. Chris Havel, spokesman for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, said the committee had progressed through a few items when one person or more started typing racist and homophobic slurs in the chat feature of Zoom and in the question-and-answer section.
They also posted the home addresses of some of the nine committee members, who are appointed by the governor.
Participants were shocked and horrified, Havel said. Organizers . . .