[Marxism] Fwd: Houston’s Anti-LGBT Campaign Was Led by Wingnut Who Would Expel All Gays - The Daily Beast

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 10 06:42:47 MST 2015

First is the lead organizer of the Campaign for Houston, Steve Hotze. If 
that organization sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Back in 1985, 
Hotze organized the “Campaign for Houston Straight Slate,” led by 
then-mayor Louie Welch who said that the best way to control AIDS would 
be to “shoot the queers.”

Credit Hotze for consistency. In 1982, he said of gays that “they 
proliferate by one means, and one means only, and that’s recruiting. And 
they recruit the weak. They recruit children or young people in their 
formative years.” And in May 2015, he said, “Homosexuals cannot 
reproduce, so they have to recruit, and they start with children.”

Hotze is also the founder of the Conservative Republicans of Texas, a 
home-grown vitamin salesman whose medical treatments have been widely 
discredited, and the “singer,” if that’s the word, of two auto-tuned 
piano pop songs about resisting the “tyranny of the federal government” 
and seceding from the United States (“Texas should be free—it should be 
an independent nation”).


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