Councilman unsure if Muslims, gays sh...

Councilman unsure if Muslims, gays should hold public office

There are 373 comments on the rawstory.com story from Apr 21, 2010, titled Councilman unsure if Muslims, gays should hold public office. In it, rawstory.com reports that:

The Human Rights Commission of Jacksonville, Fla. has a mission of ensuring “all residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices."

But as the city council reviewed the mayor’s nominees for the commission, one of its members has been accused of discriminating against them, Think Progress reported.

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“Love thy neighbor!”

Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#1 Apr 22, 2010
Does anyone else shake their head at these people? What century do they live in? Sad :(

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Apr 22, 2010
I can't be so quick to criticize the councilman in question since I'm not sure if xstain, fundie, sexually disordered talibangelicals should hold public office....

Since: Jun 07

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#3 Apr 22, 2010
Mama read me this article on Monday while we were driving to Charleston. This guy is non too bright but bright enuf to get elected.....I don't pay enough attention to JAX politics but this guy needs to go. No wonder it is still 1946 in JACKSONVILLE, FL!.

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Apr 22, 2010
I'm really starting to love hearing about htese incidents.
Bob

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 22, 2010
Oppressed people as well as fortune hunters came and began this country, now the oppressed want to oppress the rest of us by saying this country was founded on religion principles.(theirs) When will they ever learn?
Personally I'm tired of religious people trying to take over my country. It's time we made a constitutional amendment that puts religion in it's place!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Apr 22, 2010
How about the 1st ?
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Apr 22, 2010
Bob wrote:
Oppressed people as well as fortune hunters came and began this country, now the oppressed want to oppress the rest of us by saying this country was founded on religion principles.(theirs) When will they ever learn?
Personally I'm tired of religious people trying to take over my country. It's time we made a constitutional amendment that puts religion in it's place!
Or contrawise. I think it makes not too-much-difference ( for cultural stability ) which group(s) you suppress ..... just so you are consistent and rigorous in your suppression.

Surely a prudent & wise-KING will prefer to have no Muzzis, faaggs, Randists or Catholics within his realm.

“Created Equal”

Since: Feb 08

USA

#9 Apr 22, 2010
We hold gay pride parades. Sometime very soon, people like this clueless councilman will band together and hold "Stupid Pride" parades.

I am increasingly convinced that there is a recent surge in the numbers of epically stupid people in our troubled nation. Their rallying cry is destined to be... "We're here, we're stupid, just Google it!"

Since: Aug 08

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#10 Apr 22, 2010
Jacksonville is a very conservative Republican city. It's run by First Baptist Church is what people say. It's adjacent counties like Nassau and Clay for example are ultra conservative. I should know consider I live in this area.

Since: Aug 08

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#11 Apr 22, 2010
No one should be discriminated against because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation or gender identity, etc.
Bigot Trivia

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Apr 22, 2010
Yarborough is a Republican and is the floor leader of the city council.

His "clueless moment" is caused by being a southern baptist fundamentalist.

He is allowing religious superstition to taint his politics.

po'thang
tahnl

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 22, 2010
....he's cute - only a matter of time until he comes out!

Since: Feb 09

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#14 Apr 22, 2010
ScottyMatic wrote:
We hold gay pride parades. Sometime very soon, people like this clueless councilman will band together and hold "Stupid Pride" parades.
I am increasingly convinced that there is a recent surge in the numbers of epically stupid people in our troubled nation. Their rallying cry is destined to be... "We're here, we're stupid, just Google it!"
LOL, good one! Thanks that was funny.:)

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#15 Apr 22, 2010
I friggin HATE Jacksonville. Jacksonville is the most racist city I've ever been in and today, for the first time, I realized of course the racism and homophobia here go hand in hand since hate knows no boundaries.
Jacksonville

Bradenton, FL

#16 Apr 22, 2010
McMike wrote:
I friggin HATE Jacksonville. Jacksonville is the most racist city I've ever been in and today, for the first time, I realized of course the racism and homophobia here go hand in hand since hate knows no boundaries.
Oh that's ok, Jacksonville friggin HATES you too.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#17 Apr 23, 2010
Jacksonville wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh that's ok, Jacksonville friggin HATES you too.
No shite. But it, besides hating homosexuals, hates black people just as much so the problem actually lays with Jacksonville and not with the LGBT nor the black community. People in Jacksonville can't seem to understand while we may be the biggest city, land-wise, in the USA we don't even register on anyone's radar because the town has NOTHING to offer.

Catch up and step out of your trailer park once in a while.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#18 Apr 23, 2010
Jacksonville wrote:
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Oh that's ok, Jacksonville friggin HATES you too.
btw, you're the prime example of a coward who can't do anything but post behind a bullshite log-in name.
McKike

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Apr 23, 2010
McMike wrote:
I friggin HATE Jacksonville. Jacksonville is the most racist city I've ever been in and today, for the first time, I realized of course the racism and homophobia here go hand in hand since hate knows no boundaries.
I notice all you Jax haters never seem to leave.

Pack it up and move to the left coast then whinebag.
Nobody is keeping you here.
Not moving? Then shut up crying.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#20 Apr 23, 2010
McKike wrote:
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I notice all you Jax haters never seem to leave.
Pack it up and move to the left coast then whinebag.
Nobody is keeping you here.
Not moving? Then shut up crying.
Once again, you're nothing but a coward who only gets to play the role of a real man when he gets to hide who he is. You're just like every other homophobe and for once I wish any one of you would muster up the courage to try to spout this stuff in real time, face to face, when you don't have 20 of your friends with you.
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#21 Apr 23, 2010
equalityboy81 wrote:
No one should be discriminated against because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation or gender identity, etc.
No faaagboy discrimination should be practiced, eh ... And just why is that faaaggboy? Does your sexual orientation deserve special protectiom? Does it provide a specific desirable feature and/or extra value to the local economy, culture or polity ? If so what is it ?

Please note-- your emotional state is of no value whatsoever to anyone.

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