NY 1 reports:
Rubén Díaz Sr. says he faced rejection from his colleagues the moment he got to the City Council last year because “over there, everybody is controlled by the homosexual community.” “When I get to the City Council, I find that the City Council is controlled — most council members out of 51 council members — over there, everybody is controlled by the homosexual community,” the Bronx councilman said last week during an interview with “El Desahogo,” or “The Relief,” a Spanish-language show geared to cab drivers.
He added that the City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is a homosexual who is married to another man. Johnson, who is gay and single, is demanding an apology. In a statement, Johnson’s communications director said, “Council Member Díaz Sr.’s homophobic comments are offensive to both the Speaker and the body, and have no place in New York City. He should apologize to all of his colleagues, and the entire LGBTQ community.”
What’s homophobic about saying that the gay community controls the nyc city council ? I’m giving them credit for the power and influence they have.
— Rev Ruben Diaz (@revrubendiaz) February 9, 2019
DISCLOSURE: NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who last month launched his 2021 bid for mayor, is a longtime friend of mine.
RELATED: As longtime JMG readers will recall, during New York state’s battle for same-sex marriage I reported on then state Sen. Rubin Diaz many, many times for his near-daily vicious attacks on LGBT rights. Diaz partnered with NOM for multiple anti-LGBT marches through the streets of New York City (my video below), marches that were attended by thousands of Hispanic evangelicals thanks to Diaz’s partnership with a local Spanish-language Christian radio station. Diaz also boasted that he sent 100 buses of supporters to one of NOM’s hate marches in Washington DC. Diaz is fond of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and at his 2011 hate march in the Bronx, one of his speakers, a local preacher, declared that gays are “worthy of death.” Diaz is a Democrat.