I’ve written about Sen. Jason Rapert, a state senator in Arkansas, many times before. He’s on the far-right fringe of the far-right fringe. He’s a thorough bigot and a genuine theocrat, as evidence by this Facebook post, in which he absolutely has a fit over a pride parade in an Arkansas town.
Tomorrow in Conway, Arkansas, a “Gay Pride Parade” approved by Mayor Tab Townsell and the Conway City Council back in 2003 will once again be conducted on the Sabbath Day. How many parades do you know of that are scheduled to take place on a Sunday? Have you ever wondered why they chose a Sunday to conduct a parade? I believe it is because they understand that the lifestyle they are glorifying on our streets is considered sin by every Bible-believing Christian and they use their parade on a day reserved to worship God and reverence the Lord to mock Christians. I object to Mayor Townsell and the Conway City Council continuing to allow people, many of whom do not even live in our community, to parade down our streets on a Sunday and accuse Christians of being “bigots” because they believe the Bible teaches that homosexuality is sin. This is truly one of the most offensive public displays against Christians you will find anywhere in our state and especially offensive because they have specifically chosen Sunday to try and intimidate people who believe in the Word of God.
I remember well that the majority of Conway citizens came out in opposition to this selfish display on our streets in 2003 and I remember that it was Conway Mayor Tab Townsell that championed the parade in front of the City Council. The room was packed with those in opposition and he refused, along with his council members, to allow the motion to be heard which objected to this so-called “Gay Pride Parade”. The late councilman Sandy Brewer had made the motion and not one other person on the council would second his motion – including a few who are still serving on the council even today. They could have pointed out that most parades are not conducted on Sunday and out of respect for churches and families they should conduct their activity on another day – but no, the Conway City Council enabled this blatant mockery of God’s Word to happen on the Lord’s Day.
It should not be taken lightly that Mayor Townsell and all but two Conway City Council Members also just recently passed an ordinance in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender agenda for the city employees policies. Though no discrimination was occurring in Conway and no one had filed a complaint, the mayor and all but two city council members chose to join with the gay political organization Human Rights Campaign to continue to force people to affirm that their agenda MUST have the complete attention of America and Conway even though they represent just 3.8% of the population. The mayor and city council of Conway need to be reminded that they serve the majority of Conway citizens, not some radical homosexual activist group like the Human Rights Campaign that calls Christians bigots.
Yeah, see, there’s this thing called the First Amendment. The city council in Conway could not prevent them from holding a pride parade on Sunday or on any other day merely because some Christians might be upset by that. If you want a country where the religious majority gets to decide whether someone has the right to express their opinion and hold public events or not, I suggest Russia. Or Saudi Arabia. Bon voyage.
Some will get mad at me for speaking the truth. I believe that those who call the truth “hate” are simply those who hate the “truth”. You and I both have the right to voice our opinions and our beliefs.
And another irony meter bites the dust. The sheer level of buffoonery here is off the charts.