Description of the eviction petition as written by John Colby himself:<quoted text>
That's a lie. There's no proof of any of that, or you would show it.
It's not even a believable lie....
"then they started a crusade to run me out of my home, by threatening, intimidating, and harassing me, and by maligning me to my neighbors, telling them i am a danger to children.
they solicited and organized residents with a 5 page petition to wrongfully evict me, to take my home and my right to Section 8 housing from me"
"John E. Colby says:
April 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm
I believe HUD Fair Housing Assistant Secretary TrasviŮa is disingenuous. HUDís Fair Housing refuses to investigate a civil rights complaint against it, which was filed with the U.S. Department of Justice by my sister and I in June 2009.
Specifically, HUDís Fair Housing allowed the respondents in our twin HUD housing discrimination cases 3 years ago to organize a group of tenants against us, with the intention of running us out of our apartment complex and off of the Section 8 program.
All of this happened at the Mission Gardens Apartments in Santa Cruz, California, a Section 8 property.
Later, this group of tenants, perceiving me to be homosexual, ramped up their campaign of terror against my sister and I. They taunted me with homophobic profanities, vandalized my sisterís car with a gay hate symbol, and organized a petition with 23 signatures to wrongfully evict my sister and I from Mission Gardens. Worse, using the crudest of homophobic stereotypes, they spread vicious lies that I am a danger to resident children. They made the Mission Gardens Apartments scorched earth for us.
Consequently, my sister and I filed a Section 504 civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against HUDís Fair Housing. I have personally appealed to Assistant Secretary TrasviŮa to require his subordinates to investigate this complaint, yet they still refuse.
How can anyone take Assistant Secretary TrasviŮa at face value about Fair Housing issues when he has allowed what I described to happen unchecked because HUD discriminated against two victims of housing discrimination?"
"John Colby commented on the petition 8 months ago
Carilion Clinic: Family is family.Don't kick kids out of the pool because they have gay dads!
I have been discriminated against at my apartment complex because some residents don't believe they must live with someone they perceive to be gay. They gathered 28 signatures on a petition to evict my sister and I from our apartment complex. They have slurred me with homophobic taunts and told resident parents false stories that I am a child molester.
I am afraid that they'll make false claims to the police. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating these residents for stealing my gay and lesbian mail, then slandering me off of it.
No one should be discriminated against because they are gay, or are perceived to be gay.
Please don't punish this two year old because of bigots like the ones who have been terrorizing me."