Grace Church (Obviously) Uneasy About Giving LGBTQ Community Some Protections
Fear of a gender-neutral toilet.
Oh, the Riggle's were at it again last night at their Grace Community Church. After sending out a three-page letter last week giving their followers some of the all-caps "truths" about Houston's equal right's ordinance proposal.
Their main fear, as usual: the mobs of gay and transgender people (and those mystery men who will dress up like ladies to go into bathrooms).
The event last night at the church on Gulf Freeway was live-tweeted by Kris Banks of the GLBT Political Caucus, under the hashtag #herohaters.
Based on those tweets and the letter sent out May 15 (not to mention Becky Riggle's odd appearance at City Council to take on Councilwoman Ellen Cohen) the event was a pure homophobic hoedown.
In case you're unfamiliar with the level of intellect of the pastors Riggle, here's a paragraph from that letter that nearly swayed us to the anti-HERO side.
There is no comparison between this ordinance and a true Civil Rights bill. Instead, this bill would be the equivalent of forcing a print shop owned by African Americans to print KKK posters. As for those who say that gay is the new black, there is no behavior or lifestyle associated with being black, but there is a definite behavior and lifestyle associated with being gay.
Obviously, we're kidding about this making any sense to us. But we know that Grace Church's followers are not.
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