REPORT: NYC Mayor Set To Award “Faith-Based” Post To Anti-LGBT Pastor Who Once Backed “Kill The Gays” Bill

The New York Daily News reports:

Mayor Adams is eyeing former City Councilman Fernando Cabrera for a “faith-based” position in his administration, outraging LGBTQ advocates concerned about Cabrera’s history of anti-gay views. But Adams divulged in a private meeting with state lawmakers Monday that he’s moving ahead with potentially hiring Cabrera in another capacity.

Adams made the revelation in response to a question about Cabrera from state Sen. Brad Hoylman. Hoylman, who’s gay, in turn pushed back and told Adams that Cabrera “is a bigot and has no place in City Hall,” the sources said. “[Adams] basically responded that, ‘We can agree to disagree,’ and that this is his administration and that he can do what he wants.”

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Below is from my first report on this.

Cabrera served in the NYC Council from 2010 to 2021. In 2019 he announced but later withdrew a challenge to AOC. Last year he finished second in the Democratic primary for Bronx borough president.

He first appeared on JMG in 2011 when he attended a rally against same-sex marriage alongside the red-caped Catholic loons.

That same year he was investigated after he allegedly demanded that a group affiliated with his church receive $100,000 a year from a developer seeking to turn the Bronx’s Kingsbridge Armory into a massive ice rink complex.

Cabrera then appeared on JMG in 2012 when he and viciously anti-LGBT then-state Sen. Ruben Diaz held a rally to protest a ban on churches holding services in public schools. The rally drew praise from hate group leader Tony Perkins, with whom Cabrera has been affiliated.

But it wasn’t until 2014 that Cabrera really got the attention of LGBT activists when he posted a video from Uganda [below] praising their proposed “Kill The Gays” bill, claiming that it would help reduce HIV infections.