Last week, after voters chose to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an anti-discrimination bill, Mayor Annise Parker was very blunt about the possible consequences. She said she feared “a direct economic backlash as a result of this ordinance going into defeat and that’s sad for Houston.”
She wasn’t kidding. There was at least discussion about whether the 2016 Super Bowl and NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would still be held there.
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel — one of the Christian groups pushing for discrimination — heard Parker’s comments and compared her to a traitor who roots against her own team. Then, on his “Faith and Freedom” radio show, he told co-host Matt Barber the most stunning and hypocritical thing I’ve heard in a while: