Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scr...

Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny

There are 12 comments on the Inside Bay Area story from Sep 1, 2014, titled Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny. In it, Inside Bay Area reports that:

A flurry of recent news stories from local and national media has cast a harsh light on bigoted vitriol directed at Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, Richmond's first openly gay elected leader.

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Gabe

San Jose, CA

#1 Sep 1, 2014
Anit-gay = Pro-decency = Telling the truth
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#2 Sep 1, 2014
Gabe wrote:
Anit-gay = Pro-decency = Telling the truth
I will suggest, "Gabe," that you take a break from creating new identities and home towns and read a dictionary. Not the whole thing, just the parts that define 'decency' and 'truth.' You clearly have no concept of what those words mean. You might also look up the word 'moron' to see if you're satisfied with the picture of you that is being used to illustrate the word.
Dr Reker s Bellhop

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Sep 1, 2014
"Anit-gay = Pro-decency = Telling the truth"

At least try to post, "anti gay," not, "'I need' gay."
Dr Reker s Bellhop

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 1, 2014
"The Rev. Kenneth Davis, a frequent Beckles critic, can be heard on the video telling Beckles,'You should die.'"

Yup, that sounds like the Jaysus of sexually depraved fundies, alright.

"Beckles has been subjected to repeated verbal attacks at public council meetings concerning her sexuality, albeit from just a handful of people who attend every meeting and berate other public officials as well."

Also there appears to be a racist (and misogynistic) component at work in the attacks directed at her. What a surprise.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Sep 1, 2014
It's Virginia. Does this really surprise anyone.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#6 Sep 1, 2014
Gabe wrote:
Anit-gay = Pro-decency = Telling the truth
Only to people like yourself, who chose to live in the 19th century and confuse hate with decency.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Sep 1, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
It's Virginia. Does this really surprise anyone..
Yes; sugar
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The 'Richmond' in the news article is in Contra Costa County in California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Califo...

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Sep 1, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
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Only to people like yourself, who chose to live in the 19th century and confuse hate with decency.
Outside SF and LA, CA varies between conservative and reactionary. So no, it shouldn't surprise anyone. My brother lives in the Bakersfield area. Some days when he reads the morning paper, I can see the smoke rising over his house all the way from New Hampshire.
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Sep 1, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Outside SF and LA, CA varies between conservative and reactionary. So no, it shouldn't surprise anyone. My brother lives in the Bakersfield area. Some days when he reads the morning paper, I can see the smoke rising over his house all the way from New Hampshire.
I see you know the State well.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#10 Sep 2, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
It's Virginia. Does this really surprise anyone.
Make that Richmond, California
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 Sep 2, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
It's Virginia. Does this really surprise anyone.
It's California, that you're wrong doesn't surprise anyone.
Geena

Sonoma, CA

#12 Sep 2, 2014
We must export democracy at all costs...we gotta maybe dump a few values or so along the way, but that comes under the heading of the "goal is GOOD...forget how we got there...look at the indians; they put a fight, we won dirty and now they got casinos and trader's wine at case discounts, and we still make a profit. The end washes the middle dirty right away. God loves only winners what are out for themselves as gangs are out.

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