Thursday, September 10, 2015

#HERO: Meet The Opposition of Proposition 1

I don't need to define the word Bigot for you as I let Webster do all of the work. There is a powerful group of people here in Houston out for blood, the blood of the Transgender community and the LGBT community at large. They are willing to take protections away from thirteen other classes of Houstonians in order to remove two protections from the Houston Equal rights Ordinance as listed.

WE MUST COME TOGETHER ON THE COMMON CAUSE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AND DEFEAT THIS ENEMY AT THE BALLOT BOX! VOTE YES ON PROP 1.

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Houston Penal Code: Sec. 28-20. Entering restrooms of opposite sex, it shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally enter any public restroom designated for the exclusive use of the sex opposite to such person's sex without the permission of the owner, tenant, manager, lessee or other person in charge of the premises, in a manner calculated to cause a disturbance. (Code 1968, § 28-42.6; Ord. No. 72-904, § 2, 6-2-72)

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance provides protections in employment (both public and private), housing and public accommodations for the following classes:





- sex                          - age                                         - disability
- race                         - familial status                        - sexual orientation
- color                        - marital status                         - genetic information
- ethnicity                  - military status                        - gender identity

- national origin         - religion                                  - pregnancy

The main group working against equal rights is the BIGOT heavy  US Pastor Council of Houston whose so mission at the moment is to take rights from Houstonians so they can discriminate:

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No Unequal Rights is a website they created and this is the mission listed on the site:

About Us
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The coalition that came together to oppose Mayor Annise Parker’s “Equal Rights Ordinance” is comprised of pastors from every corner of the city and our church members, men and women from every walk of life, businessmen with prominent roles in city affairs, concerned mothers, wives and grandmothers, politically active citizens on both sides of partisan aisle, and the list continues to grow.
Pastors from some of the largest and most respected organizations in greater Houston representing hundreds of churches of every ethnic identity and most denominational backgrounds have led the effort, including:
  • Prayers
    NUR Rally
    Baptist Ministers Association of Houston
  • Houston Area Pastor Council
  • Houston Ministers Against Crime
  • AME Ministers Alliance of Houston/Gulf Coast
  • Northeast Ministers Alliance
  • South Texas Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship
  • South Texas District Council of the Assemblies of God
  • National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Our basic premise is “Equal Rights for all, not Unequal Rights for a few.” The fact that the mayor and eleven city council members would place the freedom and safety of all at risk to serve a personal agenda of Annise Parker and her national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender allies is a tragic reminder of the consequences of voter apathy during elections. The short term objective was first to work to defeat the ordinance before City Council, then to file, qualify and pass a referendum overturning it by vote of the people if needed.
The long term goal is to restore a sense of duty among God-fearing citizens who hold to traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs about morality, family, marriage and personal freedom, that our government depends on every one of us voting in every election for likeminded candidates – and even becoming one of those candidates. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Governments, like clocks, go by the motion men give them.” Our clock is broken but we have the tools and the know-how to repair it.

This is from the pastor council website:








"NO ON HOUSTON PROPOSITION 1!

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Pastor Dave Welch
To the incredible team of hundreds of amazing pastors who have stood, led, prayed, spoken, and fought as one on behalf of God’s moral truth, defense of those under our care, basic God-given freedom and common decency over the past sixteen months in the City of Houston:
It is “deliver the votes” time.
After a year-long legal battle that pitted this diverse coalition of pastors and citizens and our one attorney against the machine of City of Houston government led by Mayor Annise Parker and supported by the “pro bono” legal work of three of the largest law firms in Texas (Sussman Godfrey, Haynes Boone and Norton, Rose, Fulbright), culminating in not one, but two, rulings by the Texas Supreme Court that the COH had violated the law…we have finally restored the right to vote, have the opportunity to vote, achieved legally compliant ballot language – and now must exercise the duty to vote on the Mayor’s LGBT “Equal Rights Ordinance” (originally passed by an 11-6 vote of City Council).
  • On Wednesday, August 26, the City Council passed the following final language:
“Are you in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Ord. No. 2014-530, which prohibits discrimination in  city employment and city services, city contracts, public accommodations, private employment and housing based on an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or pregnancy?”
  •  On Thursday, August 27, the City assigned the ballot position of this ordinance as Houston Proposition 1.
  • Next stop – Early Voting begins October 19, ends on October 30; ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3!
    • We have only 52 Days until Early Voting begins
      • Over ONE HALF of votes will be cast during early voting
      • There are only 6 Sundays before Early Voting
    • We have only 67 days until Election Day.
      • There are only 8 Sundays before Election Day
Will our churches go the second mile in making sure that EVERY CHRISTIAN in our churches who is eligible VOTES faithfully and Biblically in EVERY election – starting with this Houston City General Election to vote…
NO on threatening religious freedom in the City of Houston…
NO on allowing men in women’s restrooms, showers and locker rooms in the City of Houston…
NO on giving on giving criminal investigation and prosecutorial powers over every citizen in Houston to an untrained bureaucrat accountable only to the mayor…
NO on giving special rights to a privileged few based on their lifestyle or feelings that trample on the God-given, Constitutionally protected freedom of the majority…
NO ON HOUSTON PROPOSITION 1!
DATES TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR – DON’T MISS EVENTS:
Thursday, September 17 – Citywide Mayoral Candidate Forum for pastors; Second Baptist Church, Woodway Campus,  (9:30 am – 11:30 am)*
Thursday, October 1 – Citywide City Council Candidate Forum for pastors; Houston’s First Baptist Church, Katy Frwy, (9:30 am – 1:00 pm)*
Saturday, October 3 – Institute for American Christian Citizenship; Grace Community Church, Gulf Frwy (9:30 am – 1:00 pm)*
* All event registration details are at www.uspastorcouncil.org/upcoming-events2"