It is hard not to notice that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is Obama’s fair-haired boy. He was even was the Keynote speaker at last year’s Democrat National Convention.
But if San Antonio eventually doesn’t share the love anymore and boots him as mayor, his support of this proposed ordinance will no doubt be a big reason why:
“No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed appointment, engaged in discrimination or demonstrated a bias, by word or deed, against any person, group or organization on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age or disability,” the ordinance reads.
Critics argue that the ordinance could ban Christians who believe homosexuality is a sin from serving on the city council.
They also believe the ordinance would also ban the city from doing business with anyone who fails to espouse politically correct views and businesses run by people of faith would be subject to criminal penalties if they refused to provide services that conflict with their religious beliefs related to homosexuality.
And before one thinks the Christians are overreacting here, note that the ordinance outlaws demonstrating “a bias.” Really? So I cannot even be biased against someone because I consider their conduct perverted or because I think their “disability” is a sham or because I think their religion promotes terrorism or baby-killing? Not to mention the implications if my religion happens to be biased against certain things like, oh, SIN.
The ordinance invites an alarmist reading because its wording begs an alarmist reading.
Anyway, as I said, I will not be the least bit surprised if this proves to be Julian Castro’s Waterloo. The proposed ordinance is that broad and outrageous. San Antonio is much more far gone than I think if it does not.
A big hat tip to MCJ.