It’s not terribly uncommon (although it never really gets old) to hear right-wingers accuse LGBT activists of trying to shove “the gay agenda” or same-sex marriage down their throats (see here, here and here). But did it ever occur to any of these folks that gays might actually prefer to bend them over and dominate them?
According to one GOP House candidate in Texas, that’s precisely what the LGBT community is trying to do, but he’s vowing not to submit.
David Watts Jr., who’s running for the House District 7 seat in ultraconservative East Texas, sent out an email this week attacking his opponent in the GOP primary, former Longview Mayor Jay Dean, for writing a a letter welcoming the city’s gay Pride celebration in 2014.
“One grave threat to our liberty is the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender) agenda. First, the LGBT community seeks acceptance. Then, they seek domination,” Watts wrote. “House District 7 deserves a State Representative who has not already compromised with the radical LGBT agenda. A State Representative who will stand firm and will not bow to pressure to bend. … As your State Representative, I will not bend to the LGBT agenda and will work relentlessly to protect our liberty and way of life.”
Last year, Watts was the author of a proclamation declaring August “Celebrate Traditional Marriage Month” in Longview, in response to current Mayor Andy Mack’s decision to issue a proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month.
Dean, who was Mack’s predecessor, actually declined to issue a proclamation for LGBT Pride Month, instead choosing to write the welcome letter.
“In the case of the … proclamation, I didn’t like some of the wording to it; so, instead I did a letter of support for their celebration that is going to be read at their actual celebration,” Dean told The Longview News-Journal at the time. “I am a Catholic Christian, and in our faith, we don’t recognize that particular persuasion, nor do we judge.”
But Watts apparently believes that not recognizing homosexuality and not judging LGBT people are akin to bending over and accepting them, which only opens the (back) door to domination. In other words, if you give the gays an inch, they’ll give you eight.
“Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision, the definition of marriage has not changed,” Watts writes on his campaign website. “Politicians in Texas will consistently denounce the decision, but will then slowly and quietly begin embracing the decision as ‘settled law.’ But Supreme Court decisions are not ‘settled law.’ … People of faith across Texas must continue to reject the Supreme Court’s failed ruling on gay marriage.”