Take a picnic to the Capitol today

Representative Senfronia Thompson from Houston will lead a rally on the South steps of the Capitol today in opposition to Proposition 2. Music starts at 1:30 and Representative Thompson speaks at 2. Representative Thompson is an amazing speaker and gave an impassioned speech on the House floor when Prop 2 was known as HJR 6.

Rep. Thompson says Prop 2, “… is blowing smoke to fuel the hell-fire-flames of bigotry.” So, take a picnic and a blanket and enjoy an amazing day in Austin with an amazing speaker known in Texas for civil rights and telling it like it is.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marcus Williams (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 8:40 am

    If Rep. Thompson is so concerned about hell-fire, she should spend more time reading her bible…

    Leviticus 18:22-23 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

  2. Charlie (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:12 pm

    Marcus, Rep. Thompson has served 17 years in the state legislature. She’s the longest serving woman and the first African-American woman. I think we can count on her as a leader and knowledgeable about bigotry. If you think hiding behind a mis-interpreted Bible verse makes you seem like you’ve decided this issue, you’re just as big of an idiot as I’m afraid you are. The Bible is not a governing document for the State of Texas. Your misguided and simple-minded religious beliefs are not the way to rule people in America. So go crawl back in your hole. Idiot.

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