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Speaking of Futile Boycotts

Jim Burroway

January 20th, 2010

Pastor David Grisham wants to boycott Houston because that city elected a lesbian for mayor.

“This is not about the Mayor personally,” Grisham says, no doubt bringing some relief to Annise Parker. “It’s not about personality, it’s about principle. The election of an [openly] homosexual person to a major public office brings with it a radical homosexual agenda. That in and of itself makes a statement.”

Pastor Grisham is behind the Repent Amarillo web site (warning: loud sound effects), which sports an Army of God logo. His”spiritual mapping” page includes a handy rundown of Amarillo’s four gay bars and a few gay-friendly churches. Nice to know for those traveling through.

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GreenEyedLilo
January 20th, 2010 | LINK

The man’s providing a public service! I’m sure Mayor Parker would have no problem with his followers steering clear of her town, and most likely the majority of Houston residents would happily live without them, too.

Regan DuCasse
January 21st, 2010 | LINK

Isn’t this boycott, like, HARASSMENT of an entire city?

Isn’t this like, de facto threatening the livelihoods of Houstonians because nobody will want to spend money there?

Aren’t boycotts tantamount to activist terrorism and militants out to damage Houston?

See, when STRAIGHT folks do it, it’s a legal and important right to boycott something.

But when GAY folks do it, it’s considered criminal, vicious and anti Democratic and fascist.

And then there’s that pesky little saying we’re always hearing…”you don’t have a right to not be offended.”

And as for this bozo.

There’s a BIG chasm of difference between being offended, and being attacked, assaulted and denied legal and civil rights.

John Doucette
January 21st, 2010 | LINK

This guy is full of crap. As a resident of Providence, Rhode Island which elected an openly gay person as mayor several years ago, I can assure that there is no radical gay agenda being worked here. The mayor is working for all the people of this city and was overwhelmingly re-elected. And in a city that is overwhelmingly Catholic.

Piper
January 21st, 2010 | LINK

As a resident of Amarillo I can assure you that this guy is not well-thought of up here, at least by everyone I know. He tries to get businesses shut down by basically harassing customers until they stop coming.

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