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Houston Pastor Who Warned City Council of Trans Predators Sexually Harassed Women: VIDEO

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A Houston pastor and city employee who testified before City Council during debate over the recently passed LGBT non-discrimination bill, warning that it would expose children to transgender predators in public restrooms, was suspended by the city over sexual harassment charges, 92 FM reports:

A_parkerJust a few weeks ago, Pastor Baker addressed Mayor Annise Parker as he spoke against Houston’s equal rights ordinance during public comment.

“I say to you, what if I came into the bathroom while you were sitting on the toilet? Wouldn’t you feel uncomfortable?” Baker asked.

But city records show Baker was placed on indefinite suspension from the city, after the Office of the Inspector General reportedly found Baker had sexually harassed subordinate female employees.

The document says a woman complained on June 27, 2013, and the investigation found Baker solicited sexual acts, made crude comments about female anatomy and hugged subordinate female employees.

92 fm has audio of the exchange with Parker, which caused audible gasps from the public after Parker snapped back at him because she had read the report, the contents of which had not yet been disclosed.

Baker, a member of the Houston Area Pastors Council, also made comments to news station KHOU after an earlier April 30 hearing. Said Baker at that time:

“The imagery that I have in my mind is a grown man going into a restroom with a 6 year old girl standing beside of her using the restroom."

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  1. He was probably mad these women weren't "packing" under their dresses.

    Posted by: Sam | Jun 5, 2014 10:15:26 PM


  2. So what? Either what he said is true or it isn't. The fact that he engaged in harassment isn't relevant to that inquiry. This is just trans activists trying to derail.

    Also, it isn't just an issue of trans predators. It is an issue of non-trans predators who can take advantage of the nutty gender identity laws to claim status as women and to get access to women's spaces. This happened in Toronto recently and resulted in 3 rapes. Each and every rape is on the heads of trans activists.

    Posted by: tim weiss | Jun 5, 2014 10:49:48 PM


  3. That never happened.

    Posted by: @ Tim | Jun 5, 2014 11:03:58 PM


  4. The fundies can spin it as "we wanted to understand sexual predation so much we got our own sexual preditor to advise us. It's for the children. Won't someone think of the children?"

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Jun 5, 2014 11:21:09 PM


  5. Tim, care to discuss the number of straight people who have raped vs the number of trans people? You won't look good. Trust me.

    What part of trans do you not understand? This isn't cross dressing - that's straight people stuff, not trans people.

    Trans is being born in one gender's body but having a brain that is another gender. By the grace of God, you don't suffer from that. Why on earth look down on people who did not have the same good fortune in life as you enjoy?

    I have known at least a dozen trans people, MTF and FTM, and they have been the kindest, nicest, most caring people I know. I don't have a clue where you get this level of hate from, because obviously, you don't know a single trans person. Make the effort. You might just be surprised how kind someone is when you stop hating them because of your own fears and anxieties over who you are. Stop projecting on them. They've never done a thing to you. Enough with the hate already.

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 6, 2014 12:17:36 AM


  6. Oh!! This awful man came up to me and touched my boobies. What nerve!! Give him the heave-ho!

    Posted by: Tina Towle Tits | Jun 6, 2014 12:20:59 AM


  7. Tina, gay men have been murdered, sometimes in ghastly, inhuman ways, and the defense was "he came on to me, and I panicked." And juries used to buy that and let them go free.

    Yes, "Tina", rape is rape, no means no, and it's not OK. EVER.

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 6, 2014 12:30:17 AM


  8. I'm confused-how is he going to be standing next to a 6 year old girl? I haven't been around too many 6 year old girls, except when I was a 6 year old, but I don't think any of them stand up to pee. Is he going to go into the same stall as them? I don't think that's covered under the new ordinance.

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Jun 6, 2014 12:39:16 AM


  9. @ Tim Weiss - it sounds as if you've been drinking the kool-aid. Such activity as you suggested would have been reported in newspapers, so please supply the link.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jun 6, 2014 1:33:35 AM


  10. Tim Weiss wrote "This happened in Toronto recently and resulted in 3 rapes. Each and every rape is on the heads of trans activists."

    Tim, please substantiate this bunch of malarkey. How is it I live in Toronto and missed these horrific acts which surely would have been headline stories had they occurred in some place other than your imagination?

    Posted by: Joe in Toronto | Jun 6, 2014 5:42:55 AM


  11. LOL, will the real predator stand please? Looks like someone really knows all about it from personal experience.

    I love it when these psuedo-religio-wack-jobs get caught with their penis in the cookie jar.

    Posted by: Johnny | Jun 6, 2014 6:36:30 AM


  12. Here we go again. I don't understand why these things are even an issue. I don't give a flying f@ck what gender, or even what sex, the person pooping or peeing next to me is or wants to be. What difference does it make what sex or gender the person changing their clothes or taking a shower in my vicinity is? This bullsh@t about "but what if a grown man is using the flexibility of these rules to sexually assault six year old girls?" is a completely irrevelant argument - some silly sex/gender based restroom rules are not going to prevent a predator from being a predator... if rules prevented predators from predatorizing, there wouldn't be predators.

    Posted by: tomkitten | Jun 6, 2014 7:25:37 AM


  13. These self proclaimed moralizers are motivated by their own sex-obsessed imaginings.

    They all seem to think of little else but the physics of sex.
    The injunction to feed the hungry or the poor or cloth the naked etc seems to have gone right over their heads.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 6, 2014 7:35:02 AM


  14. So much for wonderful Pastor Baker. The ones that speak out against supposed sin are always the ones getting themselves dirty.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 6, 2014 7:38:13 AM


  15. all thier faux outrage over something that NEVER Happens - only in thier tiny minds

    Posted by: disgusted merican | Jun 6, 2014 8:18:18 AM


  16. Sexual predator hypochristian. Now we know he was just talking about himself. Pervert.

    Posted by: Sean | Jun 6, 2014 8:48:45 AM


  17. Hey "Joe In Toronto"! How is it that you missed a news story about a predator using the city's transgender law in order to perpetrate triple rape in a women's shelter? I don't know how you missed it. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you are a smug, ignorant, male-privileged jackass who thinks he is "progressive" because he unthinkingly supports every demand of "transwomen" and ignores the needs and interests of the 99.9% of women. Maybe that's it.

    Anyway, my male-privileged, rape abettor, here's some of the coverage - first an excerpt followed by links (dot removed to enable posting):

    “Any man who claims to be a transgender woman has the legal right to use women-only facilities with impunity.

    It’s a right enshrined in law for 15 years and reinforced in 2012 by “Toby’s Law.”
    A man who still has all his male parts, and is not undergoing hormone treatment, can simply say he’s a woman and access women’s facilities.

    It’s championed by Barbara Hall, head of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In a letter on her website, in response to a Toronto Star article about a transgender “woman” exposing male genitalia to a woman in a gym change room, Hall said such stories are fear mongering.

    We have never seen a documented case of a heterosexual man gaining access to a woman’s change room by posing as transgender. In fact, in washrooms and change rooms, and in society at large, transgender persons are more at risk than anyone else of being harassed, abused, assaulted, or even killed,” Hall said in her letter.

    The shocking case of Christopher Hambrook shows just how wrong Hall is.

    Hambrook was not transgender, but used the law to prey on the most vulnerable women in our midst -- the homeless, the disabled and people living in shelters.

    Calling himself “Jessica,” Hambrook was accepted into two women’s shelters in Toronto.

    Imagine the shock of a woman surviving domestic abuse and finding herself sharing a room with a sexual monster.

    In February 2012, one of his victims went to bed wearing tights, a bathing suit and a lightweight shirt in an attempt to cover herself. She awoke to find Hambrook assaulting her.

    “Her tights had been pulled down past her bottom and her bathing suit had been pulled to the side,” court documents reveal. “She yelled at the accused, demanding to know what he was doing. He simply covered his face with his hands, said ‘Oops!’ and started giggling.”

    www sunnewsnetwork ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2014/02/20140216-073442.html

    www torontosun com/2014/02/15/a-sex-predators-sick-deception

    Posted by: Tim Weiss | Jun 6, 2014 9:15:10 AM


  18. Mike In the Tundra - I agree that if I made a claim about a Toronto triple rape without seeing any actual news coverage, it would be evidence that I had drunk some anti-trans ideological Kool Aid. But please hold yourself to your own standard for Kool Aid drinking. Check out the links above. It is a real story, with real people, including 3 very real, truamatized victims and it has been covered by the mainstream press. You could have found this out by doing a simple google search. Indeed, you can find much more coverage on the Hambrook case beyond the links above by doing a quick search.

    Instead, you came here to deny the whole thing without taking 30 seconds to check it out. Who has drunk the ideological Kool Aid? Me or you? I have read your comments in the past and I know that you are an intelligent, thoughtful person. So don't let ideology shut down your mind in this case. Don't allow an ideological urge to show "solidarity" with "our trans sisters" in the name of "LGBT" to turn you into a man who turns his head and refuses to see real-world problems with trans activist demands.

    Posted by: Tim Weiss | Jun 6, 2014 9:23:49 AM


  19. Why are we never surprised when this sort of thing comes up? The louder they piss and moan the more they have to hide.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 6, 2014 9:50:27 AM


  20. Why are we never surprised when this sort of thing comes up? The louder they piss and moan the more they have to hide.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 6, 2014 9:50:27 AM


  21. I was aware of the Toronto case because Tim/Sharon/Amy has trotted it out in previous threads, using it as an argument against trans civil rights.

    The problem is it's not a valid argument. The guy who raped women in the Toronto homeless shelter wasn't trans at all. He was pretending to be trans. Because a fake trans person committed crimes, Tim/Sharon/Amy argue that actual trans people should be prohibited access to shelter. In other words, blame all actual trans people for the behaviors of one fake trans person.

    So, say I pretend to be a homeless person and as such, I'm admitted to a homeless shelter. While I'm in the shelter, I assault several people. Who's fault would it be? In Tim/Sharon/Amy's mind, it wouldn't be me, the lying criminal, it would be all homeless people. By this irrational argument, homeless shelters should be off-limits to homeless people.

    It's the same kind of irrational argument this Houston pastor is using, fear mongering to distract from the real abusers of women, who are typically straight creeps like him, creeps who spend an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about trans bathroom crimes. Women should indeed feel uncomfortable in the presence of transphobic pastors who seem unnaturally titillated by imaginary trans predators.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 6, 2014 9:51:39 AM


  22. “The imagery that I have in my mind is a grown man going into a restroom with a 6 year old girl standing beside of her using the restroom."

    Pastor, I don't doubt at all that you have that image in your mind - and that you're rubbing yourself while you do.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Jun 6, 2014 9:56:43 AM


  23. @Tim Weiss, I grew up in the South during some of the ugliest integration fights. One of the main arguments we heard against integration was "black men want access to our precious white women". Once integration was instituted, every time a black man harassed a woman the racists would scream "SEE, WE TOLD YOU SO!" And then, eventually, a black man raped a white woman and the racists screamed, "THIS RAPE IS ON THE HEADS OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS!"

    Does that sound familiar? Sadly, just in the last few minutes I've seen that very scenario play out. It happened in the second comment of this thread.

    And I want to make one more observation that you might want to consider. I'm not a statistician and I wouldn't be considered a "trans activist" but it seems pretty clear to me that for every one victim of a straight, fake trans-woman who lied to gain access to and assault women their are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of REAL trans-women who are assaulted in men's bathrooms that they were FORCED to use in spite of their gender identity and expression.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jun 6, 2014 10:32:48 AM


  24. “The imagery that I have in my mind is a grown man going into a restroom with a 6 year old girl standing beside of her using the restroom."

    That's because that's the imagery that people who have perverted imaginations have in their minds but your perverted imaginations shouldn't be used to make the lives of transpeople more complicated and difficult than they already are.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jun 6, 2014 10:38:55 AM


  25. Members of the Houston media continue to agitate the ignorant public by referring to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance as an "LGBT non-discrimination bill." While the LGBT community is included in the ordinance,#HERO prohibits discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic (sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy) in city employment, city contracting, housing, places of public accommodation, and most private-sector employment.
    The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance is for EVERYONE. Indeed, the women who were subjected to "Pastor" Baker's gross behavior would have been protected under such an ordinance, with local recourse. While the LGBT community is perhaps most vulnerable to ignorant discrimination, and in need of the protections offered, they are not the only ones. You, or someone you care about, is protected by #HERO.
    Please make your coverage more accurate by educating the public that #HERO protects us all, making Houston a better place to live.

    Posted by: MaryBeth Smith | Jun 6, 2014 11:16:26 AM


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