Tag Archives: Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Appeals LGBT Rights Ordinance On Behalf Of Private Ambulance Company

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a brief in the appeal of Jacksonville, Florida residents and businesses against the city’s 2017 ordinance that added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “protected categories” under Jacksonville law. The lawsuit, Parsons v. City of Jacksonville, seeks to invalidate the so-called “Human Rights Ordinance” or “HRO” because its authors and sponsors illegally hid the ...

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FLORIDA: Baptist Hate Preacher Gives Advice On How To Avoid “Flaming Foo-Foo Fruit Loop” Waiters [VIDEO]

“If I ever go to a restaurant and sit down and here comes this flaming foo-foo fruit loop – I’m just like, oh great. I’m here to have a date night, enjoy some time with my wife and because of the lisps, I can’t even, you know. My recommendation – if you don’t just get up and leave – my ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Files Lawsuit To Invalidate “Illegal” LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the so-called Jacksonville “Human Rights Ordinance” or “HRO” because it was adopted in violation of Florida Statutes, the Jacksonville Ordinance Code and City Council Rules. The Jacksonville City Council voted to adopt the HRO, Ordinance 2017-15, on February 14, 2017. The HRO purports to add “sexual orientation” and “gender ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Organizes Hate Rally Urging Mayor To Veto New LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release from the Florida Family Policy Council: Liberty Counsel, a national public interest constitutional law firm with offices in Florida, released a three-page legal memorandum today documenting the fact that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry can still legally veto the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15. The HRO, passed by the City Council last week, can still be vetoed by ...

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FLORIDA: Jacksonville City Council Approves LGBT Rights Ordinance After Years Of Ugly Battles

I first began reporting on this ugly battle five years ago and last night the good guys finally won. The Florida Times-Union reports: In a historic moment for gay rights advocates, city leaders on Tuesday outlawed discrimination against the LGBT community. Less than an hour after the City Council passed legislation that banned discrimination against gay and transgender people, Mayor ...

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FLORIDA: Local Media Publishes Names And Mugshots Of Men Arrested In County Park Sex Sting

Eleven men have been arrested in a sex sting conducted in a county park south of Jacksonville, Florida. At least one local new outlet has published all of their names and the mugshots of seven of the men, one of whom has already lost his job. Via News4Jax: Eleven men were arrested after police said they offered to engage in ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Confessed Pedophile Belongs To Church Behind Opposition To Proposed LGBT Rights Bill

On Tuesday night a man named Roy Bay stunned the Jacksonville City Council when he spoke against a proposed LGBT rights bill by confessing to being a pedophile. You’ll be shocked to learn that Bay belongs the local church which is spearheading opposition to the bill. Not only that, he worked for them AND still lives on church property. Florida ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Man Objects To Proposed LGBT Rights Bill Because He’s A Pedophile [VIDEO]

This probably takes the prize for the most bizarre story of the week. Via Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV: A heated debate Tuesday night over the expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance took a disturbing turn. When the City Council opened the floor to public comment on the proposal, a man admitted to sexually molesting children. Roy Bay was there to voice his ...

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FLORIDA: Gay Man Refuses Jury Duty While Courthouse Refuses Gay Weddings

Jacksonville resident Chuck Chapman, 63, appeared  for jury duty this week but told the judge that he will refuse to serve as long as Duval County officials refuse to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies at the courthouse. After a federal court ruled Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Duval County Clerk of Court Ronnie Fussell said his office would comply with the ...

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REPORT: $590M Lottery Winner To Share Fortune With Her Gay Son And His Partner

Last week Florida resident Gloria Mackenzie, 84, came forward as the $590M winner of the largest individual lottery jackpot prize in US history.  According to the British tabloid Daily Mail, Mackenzie is going to share the jackpot with her 57 year-old son Scott, who lives in Jacksonville with his partner Jerry, age 65. Gloria, whose husband Ralph died in 2005, ...

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A Prayer For The President

“Lord, expose the work of every witch, sorcerer, spiritualist or person from the dark side operating through his cabinet members or through anyone else closely associated with him. We block the power of the influence of the Yorùbá religion and all other groups of black people who worship their ancestors, in Jesus’ name. We put barriers around the United States ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Gay Rights Bill Fails

By a vote of 10-9, today the Jacksonville City Council rejected a bill to protect gay residents from housing and employment discrimination. Seven of the “yes” votes came only after transgender protections had been stripped from the original bill. The city’s human rights ordinance already bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age or disability. ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Anti-Gay Pastors Organize Against Proposed LGBT Rights Bill

Tonight the Jacksonville City Council will consider expanding its human rights ordinance to include protections for LGBT residents. Right on cue, enter a coalition of anti-gay pastors, who warn that God will “curse” the city if the bill passes. We oppose this bill for multiple reasons. First, fundamental evangelical Christians with a biblical worldview agree homosexuality is an abominable sin ...

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Quote Of The Day – Clay Yarborough

“I would say that when I read Romans Chapter 1, I see striking resemblances between where Rome was just prior to its fall in comparison to where America is today. There are striking similarities in what we allow in our societies. Rome did not fall from an outside attack, whether it was military or otherwise. It fell from within because ...

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Another Gay-Straight Club Suit In Florida

Two high school students in Jacksonville, Florida are being backed by the ACLU in their lawsuit to establish a gay-straight club. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed the suit Tuesday in federal court on behalf of Yulee High School students Hannah Page, a freshman, and Jacob Brock, a junior. The lawsuit claims violations of the First Amendment and ...

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