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01/20/2010

Houston: Mayor governs while lesbian, pastor boycotts while intolerant

by Jeremy Hooper

Because of the city's newly elected lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, a pastor by the name of David Grisham is encouraging folks to boycott all that is Houston:

Pastor Launches Boycott Of Houston Over Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker [J.M.G.]

As if this terrible economy weren't bad enough news for the Houston Torch and Pitchfork Emporium! Now this?! [::le sigh::]

The good pastor wants folks to shun everything from local sports teams to medical care. However, it does remain unclear whether or not Whitney or Angelica are affected by the boycott.

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Lest we mistakenly believe that we have achieved a politically powerful standing in the US... these statistics came out in the Prop H8 trial today (We all owe Rick Jacobs and Courage Campaign a great debt of gratitude for live blogging this trial):

500th of 1% of local officeholders are gay.
1% of legislators are gay.
Only 6 in history have ever served in congress (openly)
Only four ever elected as openly gay.
No group in American society, including undocumented aliens who are a distant second, that has been targeted by ballot measures than g and l.
Since 1970s, over 200 [ballot measures]. Lost 70%.
Lost all same sex marriage initiatives [at least eventually].

http://prop8trialtracker.com/2010/01/20/liveblogging-day-7-part-ii/

Any political gains that we have achieved at the ballot box are a mere pittance, but even as reviled as we are, we can take solace in the fact that we do win sometimes.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jan 20, 2010 4:51:49 PM

Hmmm. I wonder what happened to respecting "the will of the people".

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jan 20, 2010 5:49:25 PM

Can we volunteer places we'd like for them to add to this boycott? I can live the rest of my life quite comfortably not running into any of these folks and it sounds like they can do the same. See? Everyone would be happy, sounds like a deal we all can get behind.

Posted by: John | Jan 20, 2010 8:42:03 PM

Let them boycott healthcare...I laugh in their general directions!

Posted by: Daimeon | Jan 20, 2010 10:17:09 PM

Well as a native Houstonian, I absolutely agree with the pastor. I am looking to move as soon as possible. I am so disgusted with the way this ABOMINATION is assaulting me at every turn. I can't watch primetime tv without seeing two men or women kissing and doing way more than I care to acknowledge. Even my soap operas are harrassing me relentlessly!!! Ughhhhhh, MAKE IT STOP ALREADY!!! I just had better NOT see ANYONE kissing in front of my daughter or there will be some serious problems!!!

Posted by: C.T. | Jan 23, 2010 12:14:05 AM

We're everywhere, CT. And we're not going anywhere. Smooch, smooch.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jan 23, 2010 12:17:42 AM

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