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Clergy Protest Mayor’s Gay Nup Stance

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Conservative anti-queer clergy are up in arms over San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders‘ recent change of heart. Republican Sanders shocked party allies when he came out in support for gay marriage.

Yesterday, in an effort to shame Sanders, about 50 homophobic activists protested in front of city hall. A prepared statement read:

The mayor and some council members do not have the authority or the voice of the majority of the citizens of San Diego, and the recent decision to support gay marriage does not support what 52 counties in California, including San Diego, voted for.

Pacific Research Institute VP and President Bush speech writer Joshua Treviño gets even nastier.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 3, 2007
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  • 4 Comments
    • DavidDust
      DavidDust

      These people are trying to shame a brave man who decided compassion for HIS OWN DAUGHTER was more important than politics. How truly horrible.

      Oct 3, 2007 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John K.
      John K.

      Homophobic activists:

      The council and the mayor DO have the authority to voice the official opinion of San Diego. This is a Republic, not a direct Democracy. You (the people of San Diego at large) voted them into office. If this issue is so important to you, you may vote them out. That is how our system works. Have a nice day.

      Oct 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Heather_L_James
      Heather_L_James

      John don’t you know that homophobes and conservatives live in a world comprised solely of one way streets? In a mainly non-queer issue in my home state the moron minority is trying to quash a petition calling for a statewide referendum to overturn a decency standards law that was passed by the state legislature last year requiring all adult oriented businesses to close at midnight. In this instance it is perfectly ok for the elected government to act in contravention of the will of the people. And these people say they have a problem with relativism.

      Oct 3, 2007 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • el polacko
      el polacko

      let these “christians” protest and then let folks compare their hateful screeching to the tearful, heartfelt statement from the mayor and decide with whom they would rather identify.

      Oct 3, 2007 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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