Houston boycott called over lesbian mayor

Sun. January 24, 2010 12:00 AM by OnTopMag.com

Houston, TX - An Amarillo, Texas pastor is calling for a boycott against the city of Houston because voters elected an openly lesbian mayor.

Annise Parker was installed as mayor of the nation's fourth largest city on January 2, 2010 after besting her Democratic rival. Social conservatives who opposed her election made plenty of hay over her sexual orientation during the campaign.

Parker is now the inspiration behind a boycott of Houston.

"Do you want a Texas version of San Francisco? Neither do we!" boycott organizer David H. Grisham says at BoycottHouston.com.

Grisham also objects to a proposed Planned Parenthood expansion: "Houston has elected an openly homosexual mayor and built the largest abortion clinic in the United States and you can do something about it!"

That something is imposing "economic sanctions" against the city. Grisham's boycott suggestions include: people not travel to or spend money in Houston, avoid the city's airport, move out of the city, reject Houston's sports teams and not open or expand businesses in the city.

Grisham is also behind Repent Amarillo, a self described "repentance-based ministry."

Parker, 53, entered politics in 1997 as the city's first openly gay city council member. In 2003, she moved on to city controller. Parker and her partner, Kathy Hubbard, are raising two adopted daughters and have also raised a foster son, who is now 32.

"Are you tired of babies being murdered and the radical homosexual agenda being shoved down the throat of normal society. Texas is a Christian state!" Grisham says at BoycottHouston.com.

"Don't mess with Texas or Texas children," he adds.

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