Anti-gay tactic - Ignore the truth and maybe it will go away
Yesterday, I talked about the controversy involving Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle and his robo-toilet idea. Naugle wanted the city to pay $250,000 for a robo-toilet that he claimed would curb anonymous gay sex in public restrooms.
Of course the city didn't accept the proposal and the lgbt community were furious. Apparently his idea of a robo-toilet was the latest in a long line of nasty comments and proposals Naugle lodged against the lgbt community.
Yesterday, he called a press conference claiming to issue an apology.
Which he did. Of course the apology was not to the lgbt community but for allegedly underestimating the "problem" of anonymous gay sex in public restrooms.
That's right. Naugle used the press conference to insult the lgbt community yet again. Needless to say that lgbts and other citizens in Ft. Lauderdale are banding together to voice their displeasure with him.
As they should.
I have been reading about the entire controversy and noticed something that you probably already know but I still want to make you aware of.
The following comment is one I posted yesterday. It is by an area sergeant when he was asked about the problem of "gay public sex" :
. . . one problem Naugle had in trying to justify buying a robo-john due only to his belief that it will stop the rampant anonymous t-room sex he's been thinking about is that the rampant anonymous t-room sex he's been thinking about isn't a problem. According to Sgt. Frank Sousa, "There's no evidence, no reports or arrests made for any men having sex in any restrooms." - Robo-johns and stereotypes, Sun-Sentinel, July 20, 2007
You would think that the word of a police sergeant would be enough. Think again. Apparently some folks feel that if they ignore the sergeant's comments, then their view of the issue will be the correct one:
Hurrah for Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle for telling it like it is. The mayor is absolutely correct about gay men over taking the public restrooms as they troll for sex and drugs.Gays having sex in public is becoming an epidemic, not just in Florida but all over the U.S. - letter to the editor, Sun-Sentinel, July 22, 2007
I am not homophobic in any sense of the word. I count gays and lesbians among my closest friends and acquaintances, and respect them no less for their sexual orientation.That having been said, there's no reason the government needs to sanction behavior that the vast majority of Americans find morally reprehensible. That "cruising" in public areas is a problem in the gay community is well-known, especially among gays. To note that gays disproportionately engage in this activity (for whatever reason) is not homophobic, it's honest. Naugle has every right to his concerns. - letter to the editor, Sun-Sentinel, July 22, 2007
Instead of asking whether the laws against sex in the public restroom should be obeyed (as the mayor and the people of Ft. Lauderdale would like) The Sun Sentinel, a pawn for the homosexual lobby, asked if the mayor should resign for his stand against this illegal activity. He also voted against pornography in the public libraries. And for that, he's being protested against at Ft. Lauderdale City Hall today. - News Flash! Sex in Public Still Illegal, Janet Folger, World Net Daily, July 24, 2007
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle is catching a lot of flack for taking on the problem of public homosexual sex in his city, especially in public restrooms. - The Dakota Voice blogspot, July 24, 2007 (this site, of course, did not print the comment by Sgt. Frank Sousa)
Every now and then, a politician stands up and does the right thing no matter how loudly leftist activists spew. As you'll see from the link below, Mayor Jim Naugle in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has his hands full with homosexual activists who are trying to bully their way, as usual. To his credit, Mayor Naugle is standing his ground and doing exactly the opposite of what they're demanding (that is if you can understand them through their spittle). They're even shouting out "shame on you" to the mayor, when in fact THEY'RE the ones who ought to be ashamed. - The Seventh Sola, July 25, 2007
Finally, a strong public official! City was overwhelmed by homosexuals having anonymous sexual encounters in public parks & restrooms, angering parents and community. Mayor announced a crackdown - that the city won't take it any longer. Homosexual activists (supported by local press, of course) demonstrated against mayor, held rally, called him a "bigot", etc., but mayor held his ground. - Mass Resistance webpage, July 25, 2007
Homosexual Activists Continue to Attack Mayor Naugle - a headline from Active Christian Media, July 25, 2007
Watch yesterday’s Sun-Sentinel video of Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle’s press conference in which he apologizes for not doing more to stop homosexual “sex” in the city’s public and beach restrooms . . . A note on the Naugle story: will the day ever come when LEADERS of the proud “gay” lobby apologize for their community’s own excesses — e.g., tolerating or encouraging men to commit anonymous sodomies with other men in public restrooms, parks, and bathhouses (sex clubs)? - Americans for Truth web page, July 26, 2007
I think you all will understand why I choose not to read any comments from Free Republic.