Skip to comments.Could a Texas Cityís Proposed Ordinance Ban Traditional Marriage Supporters From Local Govít Posts?
Posted on 07/25/2013 1:31:50 PM PDT by mandaladon
Proposed changes to a city ordinance in San Antonio, Texas, are capturing attention, mainly because of the addition of some controversial and vague language that critics believe will lead to a crackdown on free speech.
Gay rights activists and select officials in the city are looking to revamp the city's anti-discrimination ordinance to include "sexual orientation" and "sexual identity." So, what does this mean, exactly?
The new text, if adopted, could essentially ban citizens who have shown a bias in these areas from serving on commissions and in local government posts. Meaning: If you oppose homosexuality and have shown that opposition in "word or deed" that you could be precluded from holding these positions.
The goal with these inclusions is to protect the individuals who fall under these categories from discrimination. Already, San Antonio's policy protects people on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex and age and "handicap" (this latter group is also being changed to "disability" in a draft version of the new ordinance). One News Now calls the new sexual orientation and gender identity language "unprecedented." And according to a report in Biz Pac Review, "The city is looking to update its anti-discrimination policies by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories, and plans to punish those who speak out against homosexuality."
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Thank Mayor Julian Castro and some of his buddies on the Council for this pile of crap.
The Castros are a poison, a cancer on the city of San Antonio. They need to be run out of office at the earliest opportunity and stonewalled at every turn until then.
With all the Catholics there are in SA, no one will want to serve in these positions for fear of getting a major ass kicking-since stupid can’t be fixed, may as well just let it be and watch the fun-and the lawsuits...
Our country is disintegrating so rapidly it’s making my head swim.
Just when I thought I’d heard it all....something even more outrageous.
All we can do is sit by and watch it happen.
Where are all those supposedly ‘conservative Hispanic Catholics’ in this state?......
All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.............
From your keyboard to God’s ears that Hooligan Castro is about to meet his Waterloo...
The bigger cities in Texas are where all the carpetbaggers and illegals are moving to hence they are turning more and more liberal at the city government level.
This has only just begun. They did get involved when the Mayor wanted to extend city bennies to the partners of homosexuals.
If this happens then I may as well start a range war, because I won’t be a second class citizen to any man.
I bet there are tons of supporting comments at Yahoo too
Texas has big liberal cities like everywhere in this country.
This city is working with or partnering (Matching funds) with federal program that is propelling this. And it could also be a part of Agenda 21 (funding).
This will be coming to a town or city in your area soon.
It is not simply an attack on free speech, it is against someone who is a Christian and yet no other religion is not mentioned.
If a person is on record as saying homosexuality is a sin you can’t run for office and/ or you can be removed from office.
This is elevating homosexuals above heterosexuals so that they have special rights.
Were they successful?...........
Not in San Antonio, Austion and Dallas- each and every one a liberal run hellhole.
In particular San Antonio, like Austin, doesn't embrace real Texas values. San Antonio is overwhelmingly messkin and they're leftists, not Conservative. San Antonio, Austin and the Rio Grande Vally are stains on the Great State of Texas.
By the way, I always enjoy tweaking the messkins down there by pronouncing their county as Bex-are instead of the Spanish way. It makes me chuckle when they try to correct me. As far as I'm concerned, this is America, we speak English! And I make a point to let them know that I wont adopt their ways.
I need to find some conservatives in Austin who’d like to go out and mock leftists on a regular occasion.
Yeah, that’s right. Attacking Mexican Catholics while ignoring the liberal northerners.
But I guess that would force you to admit you are wrong.
Most of them are CINOs. Sure, they love the pageantry and the visual trappings but don't really embrace the orthodoxy of the Church's teachings.
Their heritage is socialism and the cradle-to-grave nanny state. Just take a look at their home country, a third world cesspool with rampant corruption and a sky-high crime rate. And they bring those liberal "values" over the Rio Grande when they come here: 63% of Babies Aborted in Texas Are Black or Hispanic.
Dear Lord, please allow the Civil War to start in order for me to save my nation. We cannot co-exist with liberals and they really need to go. Kindly arm me with weapons and firearms that will make short work of these Godless heathens called liberals. Kicking them in the face and smashing their heads in with a baseball bat is not enough. If you wish for your religion to prosper, then liberals have to go. They dont believe in You anyway, so give me the strength to destroy our enemies.
Someone in Austin needs to start a grocery delivery co-op that buys groceries from out of town, so as to deny Austin their sales taxes.
“Most of them are CINOs.”
Are you a Catholic?
I’m sorry if this has already been mentioned. I would argue the following constitutionally based point against such an ordinance. The Founding States made the Constitution’s Clause 3 of Article VI to protect people from not having to satisfy a religious test in order to be an officer of the federal government. So it seems reasonable that, since the 14th Amendment applied all constitutional priviliges and immunities, including Clause 3, to the states, that citizens cannot be banned from local government posts on the basis of their religious beliefs, traditional one man, one woman marriage reflecting Christian beliefs.
In fact, the Supreme Court possibly took Clause 3 into consideration when it found DOMA unconstitutional.
I have a little flag thingy that has a big red stripe—and a big white stripe with a blue field to the left and a large white star— I love the reaction when I tell transplants that it is either the national flag of Chile —or the State flag of Texas I got it from a Chile Texan. some say that might start a range war if told in Texas— or Chile.
Sheeeeze.. Be careful my FRiend, there might be a bounty on your #ss.. :)
What’s your thoughts on contraception?
I think it's sinful and, ergo, frankly wrong. It's not a issue for an individual to decide based on his "feelings" but is a matter covered without ambiguity by God's Eternal Law.
I am very traditional in the area of sex and human relationships. Of course, I oppose homosexuality, incest and pedophilia in all forms. But, perhaps contrary to some FReepers, my moral absolutism also doesn't tolerate adultery, cohabitation, divorce (see adultery) and pornography.
I hope that answers your question even at the risk of my moral Conservatism perhaps opening me to some ridicule, even here. By the way, I don't drink alcoholic beverages for pleasure -- not that there's anything wrong with it. That perhaps just gives you some additional insight on how I see things. I've been called a prude but I don't mind since the word stems from prudent and I think it wise to be prudent when it comes to God's Word.
Not very tolerant, are they?
I say that prayer every night, even during Sundays mass.
“I think it’s sinful and, ergo, frankly wrong. It’s not a issue for an individual to decide based on his “feelings” but is a matter covered without ambiguity by God’s Eternal Law”
It’s an important issue for Catholics in particular. We need all the allies we can get, there ARE faithful Catholics and writing off Catholics (hispanic or not), isn’t going to help us.
“That perhaps just gives you some additional insight on how I see things.”
Indeed it does. Thank you for indulging my curiousity.
You're more than welcome and although we do have our differences, it was good to engage in a thoughtful conversation with you.
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