Activists are discouraging Hurricane Harvey donors from giving to the American Red Cross and urging them instead to contribute to left-wing causes, some of which are advocacy groups engaged in little if any emergency relief work. Linda Sarsour, a prominent Muslim and feminist activist, sent out a tweet encouraging donors to give to the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, which conducts “direct action organizing, grass-roots lobbying and electoral organizing led by working families in Texas.” “TOP is one of many organizations on this list you can choose to support,” Ms. Sarsour said in a Wednesday tweet that included the #NoRedCross hashtag. “Grassroots orgs on ground. Long term needed.” The Texas Organizing Project, which has fought Texas voter ID laws and supported sanctuary-state status, is part of the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund, a coalition that includes labor groups such as the Service Employees International Union as well as Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. “Together we will organize and advocate for our devastated communities, shining a spotlight on inequalities that emerge in the restoration of lives, livelihoods and homes, amplifying the needs of hard-hit communities, and providing legal assistance for residents wrongfully denied government support,” the coalition says on its fundraising page. The conservative site Twitchy opined, “DISGUSTING: Linda Sarsour is soliciting donations for a liberal political group masquerading as a Harvey relief fund,” while the Federalist’s Sean Davis called it a scam.
Indeed it is! What kind of nauseating loser would tell you NOT to support, or donate to, the American Red Cross, especially in time of crisis?!? That’s how low these self-serving, extreme liberal maggots have sunk and how they operate. You think “price gauging” of water and gas is bad.. That’s nothing.. They want your money to support their liberal, anti-America, anti-capitalism, socialist activism.. Antifa, The “Texas Organizing Project, and the rest of these vermin are all the same thing. And, they’re being backed by many federal and state Democrat politicians (unless they’re publicly shamed, like Rep. Nancy Pelosi) and the more extreme liberal elements of the dominantly liberal mainstream media…like MSNBC. Keep that in mind..when they ask for your hard-earned money. If anything, give them the finger and donate to the American Red Cross; an organization actually out there help those suffering in Texas.
The bullies lost. After a nearly 18-month slugfest, Houston’s LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance was crushed in a landslide defeat Tuesday – rejected by 61 percent of voters. “The people of the city have spoken and they have spoken loudly,” Houston pastor Steve Riggle told me. The nation’s fourth largest city sent a clear message to City Hall: men who identify as women are not welcome in the ladies room. “Their message was clear and strong for religious liberty and for the dignity of each unique human being made in the image of God,” Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told me. While it was a good night for religious liberty, it turned out to be a bad night for the city’s openly lesbian mayor. Democratic Mayor Annise Parker and her minions had bullied and intimidated the city’s Christian community for months. Her administration went so far as to issue subpoenas against five pastors – demanding they turn over their sermons to the government. The pastors came to be known as the “Houston 5” – and their plight generated a massive outpouring of support from around the nation. Riggle, the pastor of Grace Church, was one of the pastors ordered to turn over his sermons – a demand he ignored. “If we had to go to jail over that, we would have,” he told me. “We didn’t have any problem with the mayor having our sermons – but we were not going to do it under the mandate of the court.” In spite of the loss, Mayor Parker remained defiant and blamed the defeat on a “small, very determined group of right-wing ideologues and the religious right.” “They only know how to destroy and not how to build up,” she said in remarks reported by Associated Press. Riggle said the landslide victory should send a message to the rest of the nation. “People are fed up,” he told me. “We’re fed up with being threatened and intimidated. It’s time for people across the nation to stand up and say we’re not taking this anymore.” The head of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination echoed that call. “Religious liberty and social issues matter to the people of America,” Floyd said. “I encouraged all politicians and both major political parties to take notice.” We the People are tired of having a radical agenda forced upon our families. We the People are tired of the bullying and the harassment. We the People are tired of being marginalized. Just because you believe in the traditional definition of marriage does not make you a rightwing homophobic bigot. Enough is enough. What happened in Houston proves a point I made in my book — “God Less America.” When people of faith stand together — with one voice — they can facilitate change. That’s a lesson worth remembering in 2016.
No kidding!! Todd Starnes, ever the vigilant cultural warrior, is exactly right here. The only form of bigotry that is still acceptable to the politically correct, liberal elite, is that against Christians. SNL, the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and Democrats target those of faith all day long…and it’s tolerated. They crack jokes, and otherwise make fun of Christians all day long. But, they’d NEVER do that against a Muslim or someone of another religious belief system..and we ALL know it. So, kudos to Todd for saying that…and kudos to the good people of Houston for sacking this ridiculous proposition. As for what happened in Houston.. That wasn’t even about religion. It was about common sense. And, the good people of Houston took a stand for common sense, and told Mayor Parker (D) what to do with herself. Outstanding!! 🙂
The Houston Zoo has taken down its “no guns allowed” signage after a Second Amendment attorney said the rule ran afoul of a new Texas-wide law. Signs that said handguns were banned inside the zoo had adorned its entrance until this week when city officials ordered them to be removed after receiving a complaint from T. Edwin Walker, an attorney with Texas Law Shield. Mr. Walker wrote the zoo two days after a law went into effect on the first of the month authorizing the Texas attorney general to investigate and fine “political subdivisions that unlawfully post signs that prohibit concealed weapons on property where concealed handgun license holders (CHL holders) are legally permitted to carry.” Although the zoo is operated by an independent nonprofit group, Mr. Walker said it sits on city property and must abide applicable legislation. The new law, S.B. 273, allows violators to be fined $1,000 for a first offense and $10,000 for each subsequent infraction. In a statement, the zoo said it has complied and removed the signage while it weighs its legal options. “Effective immediately, the Houston Zoo will not ask anyone who is lawfully permitted to carry a concealed legal handgun to stow their weapon in their vehicle while visiting the zoo. We do recognize that this has the potential to confuse or concern our guests and members and we want to emphasize that this will not alter our number-one priority, which is the safety of our guests, employees and animals,” the zoo said in a statement. The Houston Chronicle said the attorney planned on taking his complaint to the Office of the Texas Attorney General before the city agreed to remove the signs. And since the state legislature legalized concealed carry more than a decade ago but failed to include penalties until this month, the lawyer told a local ABC News affiliate that “the city of Houston should apologize to CHL holders for violating their rights for the past dozen years.” “I guarantee there is no license holder who is going to go to the zoo in anticipation of shooting a giraffe in front of a bunch of school children,” Mr. Walker told the Houston Press. “The issue is just that this is a place where the government is not allowed to tell people that they can’t carry a licensed handgun. The Texas government has recognized that people have the right to defend themselves. How do they do that? With a gun.” Speaking to the ABC affiliate, the lawyer said he believes other public buildings throughout Houston may be in violation of a law that infringes on the rights of roughly a million concealed handgun license holders across the state. The Houston Press reported that city crime statistics for the area surrounding the zoo suggest 11 murders have occurred in the vicinity since 2010, although none of them were in the park.
And of those, how many were from those with conceal carry licenses? Probably ZERO. Here is the inside baseball on this… Texas is a VERY “red” Republican state that is VERY pro-gun. But, the big cities are like anywhere in America; ALL Democrat. In fact, Houston’s mayor (Annise Parker) is not only a Dem, but she’s one of the few openly homosexual mayors of a big city in the U.S. And, while we certainly want to stereotype… I’m sure she had some say in the local ordinance that, up til now, prohibited lawful conceal carry permit holders from carrying at the zoo. Regardless, this is a BIG victory for gun rights in Houston! Excellent!! 🙂