Shirley Gibson Accepts Anti-Gay Group's Endorsement, Promises to "Review" Gay Rights Ordinance

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Despite the Christian Family Coalition's regular habit of hurling hate-fueled messages towards the LGBT community and tirelessly working to strip gays of even the most basic rights, spineless local politicians desperate for any vote continue to legitimize the group by courting its members.

Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson is currently running to unseat incumbent Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, and over the weekend accepted the group's endorsement. In return, she promised to "review" Miami-Dade's human rights ordinance that protects gays from discrimination.

The CFC and its founder and executive director, Anthony Verdugo, have taken the reigns of Anita Bryant's Miami anti-gay crusade. In 2002 Verdugo unsuccessfully lead a group trying to repeal a Miami-Dade ordinance that protects gays against discrimination in housing and at the workplace. The CFC website's "Homosexual Agenda" section is filled with all sorts of homophobic "alerts." Among other things, they've even called Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen an "an arrogant, anti-Family, homosexualist extremist."

That didn't' stop Gibson, a registered Democrat running for the nonpartisan county commission, from accepting a joint endorsement from the Christian Family Coalition and the Catholic Cultural Fund according to the Herald's Gay South Florida blog.

According to Steve Rothaus, Gibson promised to "seek a cost review of Miami-Dade County's human rights ordinance, which protects gays and lesbians from discrimination in work and housing, and also provides health benefits for same-sex and opposite-sex partners."

Though, Gibson pulled of some mighty doublespeak about the ordinance.

"My personal opinion is, if we're looking at the fact that Dade County already has it, then I'm not going to go take it away," Gibson said, adding she wouldn't "initiate" a repeal.

Right, she just wants to lead a review of the law. This is an ordinance, we should point out, that is supported by the vast majority of Miami-Dade citizens. When Verdugo lead an effort to repeal it in 2002, 56 percent of voters decided to keep it on the books. That was ten years ago, and if anything, acceptance of the LGBT community has only grown since then.

Perhaps no county's basic gay rights ordinance has a history filled with as much controversy and contention, but its been on the books for 14 years now. Citizens have already voted to keep it there. It's settled law, so why the hell would anyone waste time and money to seek a "cost review" of the law?

Sadly, Gibson isn't the only local politician who's played dangerous, spineless politics trying to court the group. Mayor Carlos Giminez spoke at one of the group's events in May despite squeaking out a win in the mayoral election thanks to his support from the gay community.

Local politicians should be careful with dealing with the CFC. It may not be worth it, anyway. Verdugo say it represents more than 100,000 local voters. Their Facebook page, though, has all of 19 likes.

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Fuinsnow
Fuinsnow

Again Sirkissa, if you see nothing wrong with homo/lesbian sexual behaviors, then you'll see it as same as straight sexual behaviors.  I used to be neutral on gayism/lesbianism but to repea, in late 2004, I changed my view on this.  I don't know what your kids think-only they know their view about gayism/lesbianism.  But what if in the future a cure for homosexuality/esbianism is found where they can change not only sexual behavior but orientation to straight activities only?  Michael E. Glatze used to be editor of Young Gay America but in 2007, he changed his view on homosexuality & now says he is straight not only behavior but also orientation. OK, only Michael E. Glatze knows if he changed but he says that gayism/lesbianism is often result of bad events in life.On your link you write of pedophilia but childhood sex abuse is linked to homosexuality-many gays were victims of homosexual rapes in their youth-was your son a victim of childhood sex abuse such as by gay priest?    It's hard to know how many gays & lesbians would rather be straight but do gay/lesbian activities because they believe this is all there is for them. Again, only your kids know what they think about their homosexuality/lesbianism but there are homos&lesbians incl. gay rights activitists who would rather be straight.

funinsnow
funinsnow

Again Sirkissa & EasttoAK, my views are close minded, ignorant & offend you because you see nothing wrong with homo/lesbian sexual behaviors.  Why your twins take part in gay/lesbian sexual behaviors is hard to know.  Maybe both of them have a birth or hormonal defect though they haven't conclusively proven gayism/lesbianism is inborn.  Were any of your twins sex abuse victims?  But what if in future a cure fo gayism/lesbianism be it shot, pill or surgery is found which can change them to straight activitie only?   Yes, Sirkissa, the laws of U.S. allows your kids to do gay/lesbian activities, but to repeat gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are comparable to drug junkyism such as crack smoking & to repeat DRUGSAREGAY like Methew Wayne Shepard & Elton Toilet John.  Gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless.  Even if Sirkissa your kids orientation didn't change, it would be best for them to be celibate.  Transexuals are as I said worse & I am agains sex change maimings just as I'm against a Dr. trying to make a man a dog & they should make it a crime to do sex channges.  Mayor Shirley Gibson doesn't see gays & lesbians as a group comparable to skin color.  Gays & lesbians your twins too didn't choose orientation but they do choose their sexual behaviors & even if their orientations don't change, it's best for them be celibate as it's about ending homo/lesbian sexual behaviors regardless of orientation change. Again, this topic is repeat.

Sirkissa
Sirkissa like.author.displayName 1 Like

My kids are fine, thank you very much. You have your opinion and I have mine. But since I see them in daily life, I don't obsess over the sexual aspect of their relationship like homophobes do, I see good, law abiding citizens. My daughter has been with her partner for 12 years, that's longer than many straight relationships I know of. And they still like each other. That is all I'm going to say.

My2Cents
My2Cents

oh it won't stop there... promise you

funinsnow
funinsnow

Speaking of money, it's gay/lesbian groups who boycott advertisers if press writes something the homos&lesbians hate.  Mayor Shirley Gibson is saying what she believes is true by being against homo/lesbian sexual behaviors, so she isn't money driven.  Again if you see nothing wrong with gay/lesbian sexual behaviors, then my views against gay/lesbian sexual behaviors & my views against sex change maimings will offend you. 

funinsnow
funinsnow

Ricky Hollywood, in your photo your drunk so that alcohol has been pretty 'rough' on you that it's damaged your mind.

funinsnow
funinsnow

Something more SteveLeong, let me repeat that until late 2004, I was neutral on the homosexual/lesbian topic but l changed my view late that year to believing it's best to cure or @least better treat gay/lesbian sexual behaviors because gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless & often result of childhood sex abuse esp. repeated homosexual rapes in youth-to deny this link is dishonest.    Also SteveLeong, I've been to China-visited Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing & Badaling in Sept. 2010.  Have also been to Europe, India & Thailand.  Speak 3 languages-understand Bengali & Spanish proficiently. I don't beleive that gays/lesbians are comparable to Blacks & neither does Shirley Gibson.  Blacks are a group based on skin color while gays/lesbians are a group based on sexual behavior-they have choice on behavior even if attractions don't change & it's about ending gay/lesbian sexual behaviors regardless of orientation change.  & to repeat, transexuals are worse than the gays & they should make it a crime to do sex changes.  If a Chinese person believed they're White or viceversa, I would be against a Dr. surgically altering the Chinese or White person (such as eyes) to make them look of another ethnicity.  Chinese is Chinese, White is White & Black is Black.  It would be a bad idea to change them because they have Ethnic Identity disorder. 

funinsnow
funinsnow

Mishigoss you can write fictions about us homophobes but here's the truth about homos&lesbians-people who do homo/lesbian sexual behaviors have higher copathology rates such as drug junkyism (METHEW Wayne Shepard) esp. Meth often linked to AIDS & Crack use, depression, suicides, eating disorders (both obesity & anorexia), etc. Mishigoss what drugs do you use?  Being 'homophobic' is good just as it's good to be phobic against drug junkyism.  Again, my view offends you because you see nothing wrong with gay/lesbian sexual activities & yes, DRUGSAREGAY.  Fag is another word for marijuana & tobacco & FAGSAREGAY. Anyhow Mishigoss what I say is the truth about the harms of homo/lesbian activities just as it's truth Mishigoss farts & shits.   Mayor Shirley Gibson deserves credit for standing up for what is right.  Go smoke your Fag now Mishigoss because that has damaged your mind. 

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

 Wow, your dad must have been pretty "rough" on you.

funinsnow
funinsnow

Norman Dostal you've used too many drugs like your buddy Elton Toilet John .  My views again are 'bigoted' to you because you see nothing wrong with homo/lesbian sexual behaviors.  You condemn Mayor Shirley Gibson because she sees something wrong with homo/lesbian sexual behaviors.  Sexual orientation that you say is a minor topic because even if a gay/lesbian's sexual orientation doesn't change, it's best for people not do gay/lesbian sexual behavriors.  & yes, sexual abuse especially repeated homosexual rape is linked to homosexual behavior in adulthood & I think you're dishonest to deny it, that is a fact just as it's a fact that Norman Dostal farts & shits.  Boys who are homolested by homosexual Catholic priests often do turn out gay behaviorally speaking.  Anyhow, Norman Dostal, you can lecture to me as others have done regarding sexual orientation but to repeat, it doesn't matter to me if a gay/lesbian's sexual orientation doesn't change just as it doesn't matter to me if a drug junky's orientation doesn't change.  It's best for gays & lesbians to be celibate just as it's best for a drug junky not to use drugs (DRUGSAREGAY) because it's about ending homo/lesbian sexual behaviors regardless of orientation change. & to repeat, they should make it a crime to do sex changes because the transexuals are worse than the homos. 

Chauffeur much?
Chauffeur much?

Barbara Jordan makes the taxpayers pay for a certified police officer to chauffeur her around town.  Such a sense of entitlement...

Denny Wood
Denny Wood

She said she would review it. Not bad for an experienced politican seeking some financial campaign checks. When elected she can read the ordinance and state she reviewed it. She committed nothing and probably collected some checks. As a candidate for mayor I have not been contacted by this organization that I  am aware of. This is usually because they have one candidate all "sewn up". Probably one of the  Z's.

Norman Dostal
Norman Dostal

why dont you show your face, you bigoted, hateful coward?

Norman Dostal
Norman Dostal

you are absurd-sexual abuse does NOT change your orientation. And, you ignoramus, if you had done ANY research, you would see that a boy being molested by a woman sometimes will question his sexuality-same thing for a girl being molested by a man-your ignorance is staggering!!

Norman Dostal
Norman Dostal

wow-a black lesbian accepting the sponsorship of a anti-gay hate group? dang, girl! You is crazy!!!

Fuinsnow
Fuinsnow

What drugs does Brian A. Marshall use when he says that non-religious people who oppose gay/lesbian sexual behaviors don't exist?  Let me say to all who have given hostile replies incl. SteveLeong is that I used to be neutral on gay/lesbian activities until late 2004.  You're not saying anything I haven't already heard & thought about incl. the lecture about 'bigotry.'  Truth is that why people do gay/lesbian sexual behaviors is complex. There's a big link between childhood sex abuse in youth & adult homosexuality/lesbianism.  33% of gays report homosexual rape in youth such as repeated homosexual rape by priest & boys who are victims of gay priests often go on to do gay activities in adulthood because sex abuse messed up mind.  1 need not be an expert to understand that & how many of Jerry Sandusky's victims will turn out gay because of homosexual rape remains to be seen.  There maybe other causes such as hormonal or birth defect though they've not conclusively proven homosexuality's genetic, but it's fact that if a boy is victim of homosexual rapes in youth, then the likelihood is more he'll turn out homo in adulthood.    I have never heard a straight person blame sex abuse for a man having sex with women & having kids, but I sometimes hear gays & lesbians blame childhood sex abuse for turning out gay/lesbian.  Also people who do gay/lesbian sexual behaviors have higher rates of copathologies such as drug junkyism, depression, suicides, etc.  Homo/lesbian sexual behaviors are not comparable to straight activities.  Homo/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless, worthless & inferior & you're talking to some1 who used to be neutral on this.  I know again that this view offends people but it offends you if you see nothing wrong with gayism/lesbianism.  They should try to find a cure  or @least better treat gayism/lesbianism by helping them change to straight activities or celibacy until a cure is found to change a homosexual's orientation from homo to straight.   With transexuality, that is a sad waste of science.  As I said if a man thinks he is a dog, it would be wrong for a Dr. to surgically alter the man's voice so that he can bark, surgically put a fake tail & try to turn him into a dog.  With Gender Dysphoria (GID), they must cure or @least better treat GID, but no mutilations. Transexuals have even higher copathologies than the gays & lesbians.  Transexuals have more drug problems & 1 need not be an expert to understand that the sex change mutilation & hormone shots breakdown the body.  Abolish sex change maimings.  Now you can call me a 'bigot' but it's 'bigotry' to those who see nothing wrong with it.  I guess I'm a 'bigot' against drug junkies because I oppose crack smoking & other drugs.

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

youre a liar-there is no medical or psychological link between being molested and your orientation-NONE whatsoever-now kindly die off

Sirkissa
Sirkissa like.author.displayName 1 Like

You are so closed minded and ignorant. My twins (boy and girl) are gay. They are just like everyone else, they pay bills, they bleed the same, have jobs and are responsible loving people. I'm supposed to stop loving them because they are gay? Right. Your remark "if {a gay family member} killed themselves, you wouldn't care." is repulsive to me. And this comment only refers to your homophobic rantings, I have no experience with transgendered people. I was not raised to be prejudiced in CA. I didn't see discrimination until I moved to the "Bible Belt".

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