It appears as though the far-right is moving to try and stop Houston’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance from passing Council. Here’s an email received today from Steven Hotze, President of the Conservative Republicans of Texas. In an effort to enrage their supporters, they’ve renamed the planned NDO the ‘Sexual Predator Protection Act’…
Dear Fellow Conservative,Mayor Annise Parker is introducing a city ordinance on Wednesday, April 30th, at 1:00 pm at City Hall which would create a new minority class for individuals based solely upon their practice of sodomy and other homosexual and lesbian activities. This is outrageous!This would make those who engage in deviant sexual acts a new minority class equal to African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and other legitimate minorities. This is a slap in the face of true minorities. It is absurd to base a person’s minority status upon a choice of sexual activities or any other activity, for that matter, in which a person is involved. It’s outrageous!Mayor Anise Parker’s proposed ordinance should be entitled the “Sexual Predator Protection Act.” It would allow men to put on women’s clothing and go into a female bathroom or locker room in both public and in private business locations open to the public. If challenged all he has to say in his defense is that he thinks that he is a woman. Parker and her supporters call this “transgendered.” Most would consider this deviant and perverted behavior. Do you want your mother, wife, girlfriend, daughters or granddaughters to be exposed to this danger? To allow this would be outrageous!Parker wants to coerce the public, by force of law, to accept her lesbian relationship as morally equivalent to marriage. This violates not only the Texas Constitution Marriage Amendment, but also our Sovereign God’s law for marriage. “For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5)While we are all sinners in need of the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse us of our sins, it would be outrageous to allow any group who organizes politically, based upon their sexual activities, to elevate themselves to minority status.Please call the members of the Houston City Council today and tell them that you are outraged about Parker’s Sexual Predator Protection Act. Tell them the following:
- Parker and her supporters’ sexual behavior does not give them a right to a minority status like legitimate racial minorities, and
- You do not want girls and women to be exposed to sexual predators in restrooms or showers.The City Council names and contact information are listed below.Also, go to City Hall this Wednesday, April 30, for the 1:00 pm city council committee hearing on Parker’s ordinance. It is important for the council members to know that their actions are being watched.Parker’s “Sexual Predator Protection Act” will be voted on by the Houston City Council on Wednesday, May 7th.It is critical that you start calling the city council members today and tell them that you are outraged about Parker’s Sexual Predator Protection Act.Please forward this email letter to your family members, friends, neighbors and business associates.Committed to advancing Biblical principles, I remain, as always,Sincerely yours for Constitutional liberty,Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Just because Houston’s pro-equality movement has made some significant progress in recent weeks doesn’t mean that we’ve won the fight yet. As you can see, Hotze and his organization are not above spreading as many lies as possible to get what they want. If this ordinance is to pass, it’s going to take an overwhelming show of support from those that know the truth.So we are clear, here’s some myth-busting from the American Psychological Association…
1.) Sexual orientation is NOT a choice.
2) LGBT people are NOT child molesters or sexual deviants
3) Being LGBT is NOT a disease of any kind. We all have a sexual orientation and a gender identity. It is something that you are born with!!
And many more from years of extensive research from the APA. Remember the meeting at City Hall is tomorrow 2pm, with a rally for equality starting at 1pm. If you can attend, please do so and help create a better Houston for us all. There’s also still time to call and email your City Council representatives. This is for real folks!!