The Religious Right and El Paso Texas

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  1. FuzzyKen

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    For those that believe in gay rights and equal rights for all, there is a big fight developing in El Paso Texas right now. A venomous Baptist Pastor has through his churches gathered sufficient signatures to recall the Mayor of the City of El Paso and two members of the City Council. The reason for this is that the City of El Paso had some years ago extended domestic partnership benefits. The Pastor wants all domestic partnership benefits cancelled and especially any and all "gay rights". Mayor Cooke supported domestic partnership based on common sense and progress. Cooke also cited that the main people who would be impacted were not gay, but, were individuals who were heterosexual domestic partners. To the best of his knowledge the total number of El Paso City Employees who were gay that would be impacted were (3) three. The total number impacted who were of advanced age and needing the help based on the loss of all medical benefits even in retirement were considerably more.

    The "good pastor" as is common does not care and is proceeding forward. The current Texas Governor could make a statement, but, based on you know what he is being quiet while a Pastor does his "dirty work". The Pastor wants any "pro gay" individuals removed from the City Council and City of El Paso Texas removed.

    This is one to keep an eye on.
     
  2. Mensch1351

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    In the only other State that begins with "K"!
    And............those gay people planning on visiting the great city of El Paso ought to have their heads examined!! Hit 'em in the pocketbook guys/gals!
     
  3. houtx48

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    They passed something to get rid of domestic pardner benefits a few years ago but it was written in such a way it took away the benefits of retired police and city workers and other groups, it cause such a stink they reinstated the benefits and this is where the Good Pastor comes in.
     
  4. monel

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    Now this doesn't sound like what we have come to expect from the great and progressive State of Texas or Southern Baptist pastors for that matter. :rolleyes:
     
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    This is really sad, there are many good people in the State of Texas and yet all we keep seeing are those who have venom in their hearts, open mouths and closed brains. All this is going to do is to create a very expensive mess for all involved at a time when nobody can afford it. The scary part is that this particular Pastor is a particularly virulent one not unlike good ol' Fred Phelps.

    I am in El Paso periodically on some types of business and it makes me not want to even visit the place.
     
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