Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Do Not Go To This Event. By Geniusofdespair

The Christian Family Coalition, according to Miami New Times:

The Christian Family Coalition may have a feel-good name, but make no mistake the group's founder and executive director Anthony Verdugo is something of the less successful, second coming of Anita Bryant. In 1977, Dade County passed an ordinance protecting homosexuals from discrimination at the workplace and in housing. Bryant lead a successful, high-profile campaign to have the ordinance repealed. Twenty years later, Miami-Dade once again passed a similar bill protecting homosexuals from discrimination. Verdugo helped lead a similar effort to have the new ordinance repealed by a referendum, but it was voted down by 56 percent of voters in 2002. In other words, his most extreme views haven't flown with Miami-Dade voters for at least the past decade.

That hasn't stopped Verdugo and his group from working to opposed gay rights at every turn. The group called Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen "an arrogant, anti-Family, homosexualist extremist" for her support of gay rights.


You may ask "why do these politicians go to an event hosted by Verdugo's group?" It is a good question. Don't go Oscar Braynon.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will consider anyone of these "invited" politicians who actually show up to be anti human rights, not just anti gay rights. Shameful isn't even close to the word I want to use. Their "agenda"? Are you kidding me? Their agenda is simple, pro life & anti gay, probably more prayer in school as well. How transparent they are. Perhaps as this ties in with Gimlete's post, maybe they'll try again to get public funding for churches on the ballot for the 2nd time!

miaexile said...

actually it would be great for all people to go to this event and personally question each elected official why they hate americans. Daphne Campbell, elder abuser and thief, if she is representative of the rest of the politicians attending, it should be priceless to see how they react to the question-why do you hate americans?

Japolina said...

I find this terrifying.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of lightweights with not a leader in the bunch. No wonder our state is so fucked up.

Anonymous said...

I'll take a "gentlemen's" bet that Florez, Raschein, Fresen will definitely attend. Maybe's would be Trujillo, Garcia, Artiles, Bileca and both Diaz's! Campbell will probably be there as well.

Anonymous said...

Verdugo invoking a British phrase to excite hunting dogs - “Tally-Ho” to Tallahassee – is a bit frightening. I have a vision of the fringe Christians of Miami-Dade going on horseback to the capitol to chase down homosexuals and their sympathizers. Of course, I see Verdugo riding side-saddle wearing a lot of lace.

Oscar Braynon II said...

I would never go to this.

Oscar

Geniusofdespair said...

Thank you if that is the real Oscar...talk to Cynthia.

Anonymous said...

As a candidate I wouldn't even go.hate group,period...

Anonymous said...

Do some research and find out what gay men do to each other. You will be shocked. It's disgusting!

Anonymous said...

Well, if you DO go, bring hand sanitizer maybe.

Geniusofdespair said...

Anonymous 2 up...what are you 6 years old? You would be shocked to know what some straight couples do too. Just stay out of the bedrooms of others and you won't be shocked ever again.

Anonymous said...

Why do we need to identify a group who defines itself by one action they do? Why does this group need special recognition?

miles said...

"Why do we need to identify a group who defines itself by one action they do? Why does this group need special recognition?"

Exactly!

Why Do Christians need special attention?