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GAY MAYOR

HOUSTON – A lesbian candidate won Houston’s mayoral election Saturday night, a vote that made the city the largest in the U.S. to ever have an openly gay mayor.

“This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better, and that’s what my administration will be about,” City Controller Annise Parker told supporters after former city attorney Gene Locke conceded defeat.

Parker got 53 percent of the vote. More than 152,000 residents turned out to cast ballots in the fourth largest U.S. city.

The campaign leading up to Saturday’s balloting was marked by anti-gay rhetoric.

Locke congratulated Parker and urged the city to move on. “Here’s what our city needs now: It needs unity. It needs us to come together and heal like we’ve never healed before, and to move forward under a new administration,” he said.

Parker’s sexual orientation became the focus of the race in recent weeks after anti-gay activists and conservative religious groups endorsed the 61-year-old Locke and sent out mailers condemning Parker’s “homosexual behavior.”

Meanwhile, gay and lesbian political organizations nationwide rallied to support the 53-year-old Parker by raising money for her campaign and making calls urging people to vote.

Locke, who would have become the city’s second black mayor if elected, tried to distance himself from the anti-gay attacks while courting conservative voters who could tip the race in his favor.

Although Locke condemned the divisive rhetoric, two of his key supporters contributed money to a conservative political action committee that sent out an anti-gay mailer earlier this month, urging voters not to pick Parker because she was endorsed by the “gay and lesbian political caucus.”

Campaign finance reports show Ned Holmes, finance chairman of Locke’s campaign, and James Dannenbaum, a member of the campaign’s finance committee, each gave $20,000.

Parker and Locke, both Democrats in the nonpartisan race, made it to the runoff after garnering more votes than two other candidates on Nov. 3.

Parker replaced Bill White, who is term-limited after serving six years and is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

Several smaller U.S. cities have openly gay mayors, including Portland, Ore., Providence, R.I., and Cambridge, Mass.

Houston, the country’s fourth largest city, is predominantly Democratic and about 25 percent black and one-third Hispanic. About 60,000 of its 2.2 million residents identify as gay or lesbian.

I don’t think that Houston is the 1st, didn’t Atlanta have a gay mayor too?  Please correct me if you will.

Thanks!

Usher 911 Call

Come on people do we really believe that it was Usher?  Do we really?  And if so is he trying to add to his new album?  Because you know he is known for doing things in his little gay life for attention and then to write a song about it.

Usher please stop with the stunts!!  Go do a movie or something and move on buddy!!!  You are really not all that.

Something We Don’t Like to Talk About!!!

Gays Happy, but For How Long?

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dirtyrottenscoundrels


You have to wonder sometimes how someone who is purportedly so intelligent can commit political suicide in so many ways.

Here is a man who promised something like stopping Don’t Ask during his campaign.

And rather than accomplishing something so simple early on, which many of us conservatives don’t really worry about, would have taken so little skull sweat.

I have very close friends and acquaintances who are gay and I think they are funny and fun to be around. Most of them are actually starting to understand that conservative doesn’t mean evil and anti gay – it means we can all get along, discuss issues without being shrill and that conservatism doesn’t mean we think all gay people should be shot.

In fact, most of us think that gay lifestyle is fine as long as they don’t do anything as annoying as coming around like some religions do and push their agenda down our throats.

I don’t like the religions doing it (and I am very religious – but I am very private as well) and I don’t support anyone else doing the same thing.

Is that cool with everyone?

If you’re religious – don’t judge. Live by the example you purport to support. Don’t tell people they are evil – let their choice be between them and the God you believe in. We certainly don’t know everything down here, and that certainly leaves human room for error on our judgment of people for any number of reasons.

Love your neighbor as yourself – that isn’t an option if you truly believe in what you espouse. It is the life that Christ told you to lead. If you believe in that, forgive what you see as a sin and move on. To hate the person because of the behavior is like someone hating you for YOUR core beliefs.

If someone is gay and conservative – don’t smack them down for their choice of sexuality. That’s ignorant and hatefilled and certainly doesn’t earn gold stars in heaven.

Don’t Ask was a silly thing to have in place. It is just as silly as saying that women who volunteer to go into the infantry shouldn’t be give a right to pass the same skillset tests that men do – and if they can tough out what are arduous tests (confidence course, crawl to earn your blue and such) then they have a right to carry a rifle and bleed for their country.

I wouldn’t want to have two men in the foxhole playing around on guard duty in a potential combat area, but really, do you think that they would be that stupid?

The same thing goes for a woman – if she proves she can hump a ruck 30 miles in hard, hot conditions – one that can weigh over 100 pounds, far be it from me to tell her she can’t do it. Just don’t turn around and try to say that they shouldn’t have to because they are women – I think we can agree to that.

I know some women I have met in my life that I would be happy to have next to me, and I certainly wouldn’t be thinking about them if I knew there was someone right over there ready to kill me. I’d be hoping she could shoot straight and reload quickly.

Get over it Mr. President. End the program now.

Let’s face it though, if you do – they might expect something else from you – and if you don’t stop this, you can always use this as a distraction to keep them from focusing on their beliefs about other this – fiscal responsibility, gun rights, etc.

I know my friends hanging around me are starting to listen and learn – and if everyone keeps waking up to being used by the progressives (you know – like that 45 year war on poverty – how’s that going by the way? After trillions thrown at that – any better yet?) they might see that you keep dangling carrots in front of them to stop them from realizing you are riding on their backs and actually doing things that they don’t support.

Help bring them around to our way of thinking folks – there’s no need for alienation, and the strife and strident stances drive them further from the light you are seeking to bring them to. Is that the way our Savior modeled his approach?

I say no. How say you?

This article was deep to me so I thought that I would share and see what sorts of comments that I would get from it!!!  What do you all think???

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