The city of San Antonio, Texas is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. There are plenty of touristy things to do in the city, and a lot of great amusement to be found. However, Christians in this city may soon find themselves living as second class citizens. The city council there had been considering a measure all summer that they say guarantees equal protection to everyone living in the city. What it really does, is bow to pressure from the local homosexual community and strip the rights of conservatives and Christians.
The city council has been considering an update to their anti-discrimination policies that could ensure no traditional marriage supporter could ever again sit on the city council. “No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed appointment, engaged in discrimination or demonstrated a bias, by word or deed, against any person, group or organization on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, or disability,” the ordinance reads.
Local Pastor, Charles Flowers says, “The ordinance also says that if you have at any point demonstrated a bias — without defining what a bias is or who will determine whether or not one has been exercised — that you cannot get a city contract… Neither can any of your subcontractors [who have demonstrated a bias] sign on to the contract.”
Well, supporters of the ordinance have won. The city council recently voted to pass revision to the anti-discrimination policy. In a 9-3 vote, they passed the resolution with liberal San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro saying, “It’s a common-sense ordinance that’s going to treat everyone equally… Nobody will be a second-class citizen in San Antonio. Here, there will be basic fairness and common decency for everybody.”
But some will be second-class citizens in San Antonio now. Anyone who believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman will be discriminated against. Anyone who believes homosexuality to be morally wrong will be discriminated against. Anyone who has ever shown any indication to believe these things will be legally discriminated against by the government (and by proxy, the people) of San Antonio. In fact, it is now codified into law that certain people cannot hold government office or be employed with government funds because of their personal beliefs on homosexuality.
What this law did was not provide “fairness” for everybody… it ensured that certain people, namely Christians, will be made into a lower class of citizen. Fellow conservatives who believe that homosexuality is a moral wrong… by law in San Antonio, Texas, we now have less rights than other citizens.
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