Tag Archives: Houston

Matt Baume On Trans Bathroom Panic [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Who’s at risk if trans people have equal access to restroom facilities? In Houston and across the country, Mike Huckabee and friends love to claim that nondiscrimination bills mean that ‘men could use the women’s bathroom,’ which simply isn’t true. Here’s how to push back against the transphobic lie that men are sneaking into women’s rooms — and …

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HOUSTON: Hate Group Calls LGBT Rights Ballot Measure “Filthy And Disgusting” In New Radio Campaign

John Wright has the text of the ad at Towleroad: “No men in women’s bathrooms. Let me tell you why. One day, I hope to be pregnant and deliver my beautiful baby right here in Houston, but I’m concerned because the city of Houston is proposing an ordinance that would allow men to use the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. …

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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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TEXAS: Haters Celebrate Houston Ruling

Much praising of God is taking place.

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BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court Rules Houston Must Repeal LGBT Rights Law Or Place It To Public Vote In November

Via the Houston Chronicle: The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. The ruling comes three months after a state district judge ruled that opponents of Houston’s contentious non-discrimination ordinance passed last year failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. …

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HOUSTON: Christian Group To Deliver Signatures On Anti-Trans Referendum

Earlier this year a Houston jury ruled that a petition drive to repeal that city’s LGBT rights ordinance had too many invalid signatures to be placed on the ballot. Today the haters will try again. Another petition drive over Houston’s equal rights ordinance, or “HERO,” is hitting City Hall Thursday morning. They’re delivering 22,000 signatures on petitions to the city …

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Local Pastors Have The Houston Sadz

“The ruling that the coalition fell 585 signatures short was a result of Judge Schaffer, who was supported in his election by the LGBT community, unfortunately accepting the constantly changing manipulations of the law by the City’s legal machine and Mayor’s team. We will not yield the safety and welfare, the voting rights and Constitutional freedoms of the citizens that …

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Texas Values Has The Houston Sadz

“This result is evidence that the city government has made a mess of this issue and they have made the community more divided. Despite today’s ruling, we stand united with the people of Houston against this divisive and oppressive ordinance. It’s been clear throughout this lengthy process that Mayor Parker will go to any length to shut the people of …

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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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Correction Of The Day

From the Houston Chronicle: A photograph appearing with a story on page A1 about Reinhard Bonnke on Monday was digitally manipulated by the evangelist’s organization to superimpose the preacher’s image on a crowd of about 1.6 million gathered for a 2000 crusade in Lagos, Nigeria. Mary-Kathryn Manuel, U.S. director for Bonnke’s Christ for All Nations, said the photo was a …

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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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Donnie Swaggart: Gay Rights Activists Would Love To Behead Christians

UPDATE: Swaggart has had the clip pulled via a copyright claim. Here’s how Right Wing Watch recapped the clip: During the show, Swaggart asserted that, like ISIS, gay rights activists in America would publicly behead Christians if they could get away with it. “All of this is to shut the Bible up,” Swaggart declared. “They want the Bible gone. And …

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HOUSTON: Judge Orders City To Halt Benefits For Spouses Of LGBT Employees

Via John Wright at Lone Star Q: A state district judge in Houston has ordered the city to stop providing benefits to the same-sex spouses of employees, but city officials say the decision will have no impact because a federal judge has already ruled that the benefits must remain in place. State District Judge Lisa Millard issued a temporary restraining …

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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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