Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Five most homophobic attacks on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

It's election day and while the eyes of the nation are NOT on Houston, a significant portion of us are watching.

Will the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) prevail or will the opposition's overwhelming lie about "men in ladies restrooms" carry the day.  Whatever the ending will be, I'm betting we can always count on the religious right and the press to hyperbole it to death.

Right Wing Watch has come out with a wonderful post which looks back on the five most vicious, bigoted attacks on HERO. You can look at all five by going here. However, for my money, the most telling has to be the vindictive rambling of Sen. Ted Cruz's bottom-feeding father Rafael Cruz.

His attack on the Houston's mayor, Annise Parker, simply because she is a lesbian:

No matter how they attempt to paint themselves, homophobes can't help but to bare their fangs. It's not about safety of women and children. It's about what it has always been about - i.e. keeping those "sinful homosexuals in their place."

What's going to happen today? We will see. But I think it's safe to say "we've only just begun."

And I, for one, am thrilled. Things were getting a bit too dull and complacent around here.

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