CASTRO and HIS COMMITMENT to the GAY AGENDA - But, is it Constitutional?
San Antonio Gay Pride Parade July 2009 - Mayor Castro Grand Marshall
The San Antonio City Council headed by Mayor Julian Castro will meet the first part of August with intentions to pass a city ordinance on non-discrimination policies targeting sexual orientation and gender identity. It seems that city attorney Michael Bernard failed to release the statistics on how many gay and lesbian lawsuits were filed in San Antonio pertaining to discrimination. Shouldn’t there be a study before assuming that there is an abundance of lawsuits pending in the San Antonio courts?
What the San Antonio City Council would be doing by passing the ordinance is opening a Pandora’s Box. Think of the landowner who refuses to rent to a same-sex couple because it goes against his religion and then finds out he is being sued by the couple. The landowner’s First Amendment rights are being violated. He has a right of conscience as we all have. The First Amendment grants us the free exercise of religion.
The proposed city ordinance makes provisions for a Class C misdemeanor if convicted of discrimination. In fact, under Section 2 – 556, the newly established division “city equal employment opportunity program” will have the power to “investigate suspected” discrimination policies in the city. Who will decide if it is a legitimate charge of discrimination? What are the guidelines? What if it is a false charge, will the accuser be punished? How will the city’s division interpret the charge? Will it be “she said, he said” or will concrete facts be required?
By opening this Pandora’s Box, the city of San Antonio had better have a huge amount of money allotted to this non-discrimination ordinance because it is certainly going to need it. This proposed city ordinance will only diminish civil liberties and grow the city government’s tyrannical control of its citizens.
San Antonio residents, if you want to live without fear of being accused of discrimination, I strongly suggest you call Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller and ask him to inform the “Catholic” Mayor that this ordinance does not speak well for the Catholic Church. It would also be a good idea to call, visit, or email your councilman, especially those that are Catholic. (See below)
RED SONJA 2013©
ADOPTING A CONSOLIDATED NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
WITH EXPANDED PROTECTIONS; ESTABLISHING AND AMENDING
CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CITY CODE; ADOPTING A NONDISCRIMINATION
STATEMENT AS REQUIRED UNDER TITLE VI OF
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND RELATED STATUTES; AND
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND DIRECTING PUBLICATION.
WHEREAS, during the Governance meeting, Mayor Julián Castro supported approval of this Ordinance in order to provide freedom from discrimination to all of the citizens of San Antonio;
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO:
SECTION 1. City Council adopts a consolidated Non-Discrimination Policy, which expands protections and revises outdated terminology, to be included in Chapter 2, Administration, and establishes Article X which shall be entitled Non-Discrimination Policies as follows:
CHAPTER 2 – ADMINISTRATION.
ARTICLE X. - Non-Discrimination Policies.
Division 1 – Generally.
Archbishop Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller
FAX: (210) 734-0708
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