Tag Archives: Annise Parker

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker Named Co-Chair Of Democratic National Committee LGBT Board

Last year the DNC created the LGBT Advisory Board to elevate “grassroots LGBT Democratic voices.” Today they announced that former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime New York City HIV/AIDS activist Rev. José M. Román have accepted positions as the board’s co-chairs. Annise Parker:  “The LGBT community has made huge strides the past 7 years under Democratic leadership, but with ...

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Houston Elects Democratic Mayor

The haters may have turned back LGBT rights in Houston, but they couldn’t keep the mayor’s office out of Democratic hands. The New York Times reports: State Representative Sylvester Turner, defeated his rival, Bill King, as rainy weather appeared to have lessened turnout in the runoff election. The vote represented a political crossroads of sorts for the country’s fourth-most populous ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Mat Staver Says Houston Mayor Should Do Her Elected Duties Or Resign [AUDIO]

Hate group leader Mat Staver claims Houston Mayor Annise Parker is calling on companies to boycott her own city. Which is contrary to her elected duties so she should just resign. Seriously. Right Wing Watch reports: “That is like a CEO of a company who says you need to boycott our company,” Staver said, “stop buying products from our company ...

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HOUSTON: Mayor Annise Parker Makes $50K Matching Donation In Battle To Keep LGBT Rights Ordinance

From Houston Unites: We have a clear path to winning on Election Day and protecting Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)—we need to knock on 60,000 doors and keep two TV ads on the air this week. Right now there isn’t enough money in the bank account to cover these expenses. That’s why until Thursday at midnight, Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker ...

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HOUSTON: Hate Group Issues Another Offensive Ad In Campaign To Repeal LGBT Rights Law [VIDEO]

Early voting begins today in the battle to retain Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance and Texas Values has issued yet another douchetastic “bathroom bill” scare ad. They write: On Tuesday, November 3rd, Houston voters will finally have a chance to vote for or against the controversial LGBT “Equal Rights” Bathroom Ordinance (or HERO), known as Proposition 1 on the ballot. The ...

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HOUSTON: NFL Franchise Owner Bob McNair Donates $10K To Help Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has sent a $10,000 check to the viciously anti-LGBT group behind the campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law. The Houston Chronicle reports: McNair, a frequent GOP donor, mailed the $10,000 check to opponents earlier this week, according to Campaign for Houston spokesman Jared Woodfill. He said the donation “was very exciting for us.” Critics ...

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HOUSTON: Slim Majority Back LGBT Rights Bill, Family Research Council Launches “Vote No” Campaign

After months of screaming, dodgy petitions, and outrageous lies, the haters forced a public referendum on repealing Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance. According to a poll issued today, 52% support retaining the law. Early voting begins on October 19th and the Family Research Council is busy inflaming their troops. Via press release: Money for Parker’s crusade has streamed in from all ...

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Pastor Rafael Cruz: It’s Appalling That Houston Elected A Homosexual Mayor [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman writes: Rafael Cruz believes that his son, Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, is on a divinely inspired mission to overturn the city of Houston’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The elder Cruz, who also serves as a campaign surrogate for his son’s campaign, is not just upset that Houston approved an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination, but is ...

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HOUSTON: Anti-Gay Pastors Sue Mayor

Via Houston’s CBS affiliate: A group of pastors fighting Houston’s equal rights ordinance has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker, claiming she tried to deny voters’ rights and intimidate clergymen opposing her. The legal action comes at the beginning of what’s likely to be a passionate campaign leading up to a referendum on the ordinance in November. “She violated ...

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker: We’ll Take This To The Voters And We’ll Win

“Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, we are consulting with our outside counsel on any possible ...

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HOUSTON: LGBT Rights Bill Will Stand

Via the Houston Chronicle: Opponents of Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum, a state district judge ruled Friday, validating city officials’ decision to toss out the petition foes submitted last summer. After separate rulings from both a jury and state District Judge Robert Schaffer, attorneys for both sides entered dueling counts of ...

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HOUSTON: Jury Rules That LGBT Rights Repeal Petition Signatures Were Forged, But Case Is Far From Over

Via the Houston Chronicle: The city claimed victory Friday when the jury in the trial surrounding Houston’s equal rights ordinance found that the law’s opponents submitted a repeal referendum petition that contained forgery and other flaws. However, it issued a series of decisions that were far from a clean sweep for either side. The ruling is not final, and a ...

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HOUSTON: Court Case On LGBT Rights Repeal Campaign Begins Today

Two weeks ago Houston Mayor Annise Parker was denied her motion that the trial be decided by a judge. Jury selection begins today: A jury will be tasked with parsing thousands of pages of signatures during a trial that may last as long as two months. The case boils down to this: Did former City Attorney David Feldman rightly disqualify ...

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HOUSTON: Ted Cruz Declares Victory

Via Breitbart: Cruz was a swift and effective leader in the backlash against the subpoenas, which should earn him quite a bit of goodwill from social conservatives in the 2016 presidential primaries, where he’s likely to be a contestant. This is especially true given that some of his likely competitors are nervous about getting drawn into the gay marriage debate, ...

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Tony Perkins: Our Houston Hate Rally Was “High-Water Mark For FRC”

“If the Mayor thought pulling the subpoenas would take some of the heat off, she quickly discovered that it only exposed the real controversy — which was invalidating the referendum to begin with. In the fierce back and forth over the measure, Parker said the bill was ‘personal.’ What she didn’t realize was how personally Houston would take it. And ...

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Perkins: Houston’s Hate Rally Gives Hope To Anti-Gays Causes Around The World

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HOUSTON: Hate Rally Claims 6000 Attended, 700 Churches Simulcast Event

Via the Moonie Times: Thousands showed their support Sunday the five Houston pastors who drew national attention for challenging the city’s now-withdrawn effort to subpoena their sermons. I Stand Sunday, a combination church service and religious-freedom rally, drew an estimated 6,000 congregants to hear a high-profile line-up of speakers at Grace Community Church in Houston. The two-hour event was simulcast ...

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Seen At The Houston Hate Rally

(Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

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LIVE VIDEO: Houston Hate Rally

The Family Research Council’s “I Stand Sunday” hate rally against Houston’s LGBT rights law and Mayor Annise Parker begins at 7PM Eastern time at the Grace Community megachurch, whose largest hall seats 10,000. As you can see by the list above, the evening will provide a cavalcade of crackpottery. LGBT activists are encourage to take part in the already underway ...

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Memo To Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber:
This Is What Extremism Looks Like

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