Apparently the Constitution means nothing to the San Antonio City Council:
The San Antonio City Council is doing some housecleaning to combine all of its anti-discrimination rules and ordinances into one. The consolidated ordinance states a desire to adopt a “comprehensive and expanded non-discrimination policy with revisions to outdated terminology…Moreover, according to a draft of the revised policy, no one who has spoken out against homosexuality or the transgender lifestyle can run for city council or be appointed to a board.
What happened to the individual’s freedom of religion? And what about freedom of speech? The 1st amendment of the Constitution of the United States specifically protects an individual’s right to speak their mind and to hold their own, personal, religious beliefs; the idea that a City Council could try and prohibit you from being a member of a law making body simply because you have exercised both of these rights is beyond repugnant, it is downright illegal. If the San Antonio City Council is successful in this revision of policy, a lawsuit should be filed the minute after completion.
But its also ironic isn’t it; in the name of anti-discrimination, San Antonio is willing to discriminate against those with Religious beliefs that teach them that Homosexuality is wrong! It is the old adage of “I am tolerant of everyone, unless of course I disagree with what they are saying”; or to put it in simpler terms, Hypocrisy. The people of San Antonio should stand up for their rights; if we want to protect Liberty in this country, we must me ready to fight encroachments upon it at all levels, State and Local as well as Federal.