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Failed Anti-Gay Dallas Candidate Distributes Hateful Anti-Gay Flier at City Council Meeting


Remember the hateful voicemail I posted yesterday from failed Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan? Last night, Sheridan was at the Dallas City Council meeting passing out the flier seen above.

Writes Dallas Morning News reporter Rudolph Bush: Sheridan

During the meeting, Sheridan began passing out fliers. He dropped one in my office. He gave a few to people in the audience. And then he put one in the hand of former Dallas City Council member Craig Holcomb.

...It was a distortion of a recent Dallas Voice front page showing the faces of three openly gay council candidates, Vernon Franko, Leland Burk and Herschel Weisfeld. Sheridan had X’d through each of their faces and scrawled 6s on their foreheads.

“God’s voice was heard in Dallas Saturday. No openly gay LGBT City Councilmember!!” he wrote, in reference to the fact that all three lost their races. (Franko and Weisfeld ran against Adam Medrano in District 2)

Sheridan failed to write that his own bid for council came up a little short too. In fact, he managed to get 28 votes in District 13. That’s 28 votes out of 10,350 votes cast in the district. Burk lost to Jennifer Staubach Gates, but he got 3,584 votes for his effort. Or, to put it another way, Burk got 128 times the votes that Sheridan did.

Sheridan's actions reportedly drew outrage at the meeting, and the Council may now be reconsidering its open microphone rules and reviewing its guidelines regarding abusive speakers.

In the profanity-laced voicemail I posted yesterday, Sheridan had scolded a reporter at D magazine for failing to report that his opponent was gay.

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  1. Really have to wonder what drives his seething hatred. This goes beyond having a strong opinion. This is bunny boiling vendetta level behavior right here.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | May 16, 2013 8:10:09 AM

  2. richsheridanforcitycouncil13@gmail.com

    Posted by: Adam | May 16, 2013 8:21:24 AM

  3. So he knows all about God's voice...which he used in his recent phone rant? I'm all ears.

    Someone shove this ape down the stairs.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 16, 2013 8:23:07 AM

  4. I see him holed up in a bunker somewhere with a hostage in the near future.

    Posted by: Stephen | May 16, 2013 8:24:41 AM

  5. This is some kind of crazy waiting to explode. Exhibit A for why christianity is a psychological disorder and a dangerous pathology. Small wonder there's been an uptick worldwide in violence against LGBTQ people. The closer we get to full civil equality, the more unhinged christians and their ilk will become.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 16, 2013 8:42:37 AM

  6. It's really no mystery what's behind his hatred. It's called Christianity. If you don't see that, you haven't been paying attention to the last 2000 years of history.

    Posted by: Merv | May 16, 2013 8:46:13 AM

  7. ^Merv

    Thanks,Merv. It was more of a rhetorical question than an admission of living under a rock since 1966.

    Whatever his motivation is, IMO it goes much further than simply being a Christian.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | May 16, 2013 8:55:10 AM

  8. HirsuteHeuristics ~ "Whatever his motivation is, IMO it goes much further than simply being a Christian."
    You bet your but it does. This one has a real problem.

    Posted by: jleo71 | May 16, 2013 9:20:28 AM

  9. Oops! Butt

    Posted by: jleo71 | May 16, 2013 9:22:01 AM

  10. Did he also think God spoke when Barack Obama was re-elected?

    Posted by: Doug S | May 16, 2013 10:24:29 AM

  11. Girlfriend needs a chill pill.

    Posted by: David Hearne | May 16, 2013 10:31:44 AM

  12. Really, the guy got 28 votes out of 10,350 cast and Towleroad thinks it's news worthy. You guys are way too attracted to the negative side of life.

    Posted by: andrew | May 16, 2013 10:50:06 AM

  13. I consider myself Christian, in a totally separate way from any organized religion.

    I think blaming religion, itself, wholesale, is actually rather bigoted. Let's not become our enemies.

    Posted by: Mikey | May 16, 2013 11:02:45 AM

  14. His home phone number is 972.815.7570.

    Posted by: joey | May 16, 2013 2:26:35 PM

  15. address:
    3022 Forest Ln #304
    dallas, TX 75234

    Posted by: joey | May 16, 2013 2:33:56 PM

  16. I found it all on google, in his own handwriting.

    Posted by: joey | May 16, 2013 2:34:34 PM

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