Friday, July 17, 2015

Ben Hall and Steven Hotze

A person only casually interested in the Houston mayor's contest might ask oneself why a candidate who claims to be a Democrat would be accepting large donations from the Republican kingmaker of Harris County, especially when there are two Republicans in the race.  But municipal elections are non-partisan, so if you're a virulent homophobe in either one of those two parties, you probably won't be asking yourself anything.

Via Kris Banks (from Facebook)

Via Charles Kuffner (from Facebook)

Can't remember exactly who Hotze is?  Here you go.

A prominent Houston Republican activist is making some strong assertions about same-sex marriage. Among them: that anal sex will be pushed on kindergarteners following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country.

Dr. Steven Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas and Houston talk radio host, articulated that thought yesterday in Dallas while speaking at a kick-off for a new anti-gay marriage organization, the Texas Observer reported. He was joining conservative allies in founding "Real Marriage: One Man/One Woman for Life," a group he said will campaign against the cultural influence of "homo-fascists" in Texas and beyond.


"They want to intimidate individuals, churches, schools and families to celebrate those that participate in anal sex. That's what they love and enjoy: anal sex. And that's bad, that's evil. It's a terrible thing to try to do and they want to try to teach it to kids in schools," he said. "Kids will be encouraged to practice sodomy in kindergarten."

Real Marriage, he said, will target and influences businesses that don't resist "the homosexual political movement."

Hall polled 3% in the KHOU/HPM survey three weeks ago, ahead of the two actual Republicans, Bill King and Steven Costello, who earned 3% and 2% respectively.  It's going to take a hell of a lot more gay bashing than accepting ten large from the Hotze family -- and loaning himself $850,000 -- for Hall to get some traction in this race.

Maybe he could hire James O'Keefe and heavily edit a clandestine video of someone posing as a transitioning person in a bathroom assaulting a child.  Or something.

1 comment:

Elderlady said...

We can only hope he will settle for "or something".