MS city rescinds ordinance applauded by homosexual activists

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Aldermen in a Mississippi town have had second thoughts after caving to a homosexual activist group.


UPDATE (January 9, 2015) - Starkville Parker Wiseman on Friday vetoed the decision by the city's board of aldermen to rescind this ordinance.


City of Starkville aldermen voted 5-2 on January 6 to rescind an ordinance, passed last year, that benefited homosexuals, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgendered who work for city government.

The Dispatch, a Mississippi newspaper, reported that the "equality resolution" included a non-discrimination policy and offered insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of homosexuals and lesbians.

American Family Association spokesman Buddy Smith says the Human Rights Campaign, the powerful homosexual lobbying group, went into Starkville last year and convinced the city's mayor, Parker Wiseman, to push for the ordinance.

Smith

"And I just think he hoodwinked the board," Smith says of the mayor. "They didn't know what they were passing. You know it's all dressed up in 'discrimination language,' saying that Starkville wouldn't discriminate against gender identity and gender expression."

Starkville also became the first town in Mississippi to approve such an ordinance, drawing friendly news stories from across the country.

The ordinance passed last year at the same time the Human Rights Campaign is pouring $8.5 million in "Bible Belt" states Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi to sway citizens and their government leaders to accept the homosexual lifestyle.

The story in The Dispatch noted HRC "was quick to applaud the city for its progressive policies last year."

Human Rights Campaign HRC 620x300The same story described HRC as "America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality." 

Smith says of the organization: "We all know that the mission of the Human Rights Campaign is to create special rights for those who are choosing the homosexual lifestyle - to kind of force this as something that's good and natural among those that don't believe that that's good behavior."

Smith predicts that other Mississippi towns who have been "hoodwinked" into passing the ordinances will also rethink their decisions and vote to rescind them. 

Starkville is not the only city to push back. In Arkansas, voters in Fayetteville went to the voting booth in Decemberand voted 52-48 percent to repeal an ordinance passed by the Fayetteville City Council in August.

A similar Fayetteville ordinance approved in 1998, called the "Human Dignity Resolution," was also repealed by voters that year. 

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