San Antonio Mayor: Atheism Causes Poverty [VIDEO]

The San Antonio Current reports:

At an April 3rd mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Ivy Taylor shared her surprising views on systemic poverty in San Antonio. To her, the “broken people” facing poverty just have a bad relationship with God.

Now, weeks after the forum, a video of her answer has gone viral. The video shows Taylor and fellow candidate Councilman Ron Nirenberg answering a question from Megan Legacy, the director of SA Christian Resource Center. She asks: “What do you see as the deepest, systemic causes of generational poverty in San Antonio?”

“I’ll go ahead and put it out there,” Taylor responds. “To me, it’s broken people. People not being in a relationship with their Creator, and therefore not being in a good relationship with their families and their communities….and not being productive members of society. I think that’s the ultimate answer.”

Back in 2013 while still a city council member, Taylor voted against an ultimately successful LGBT rights ordinance because Jesus. She does oppose the so-called bathroom bill now pending in the state legislature. Taylor considers herself an independent but is a registered Democrat so she can vote in the state primaries.