In the last month, two Mississippi towns have passed resolutions recognizing “the inherent worth of all its city’s residents” that specifically included members of the LGBT community and that is not sitting well with Bryan Fischer and the American Family Association, which used its OneNewsNow news website to voice its displeasure and call for the city council members who voted for these resolution to be removed from office:
Bryan Fischer with the Mississippi-based American Family Association says it’s obvious the council members didn’t check with the people they represent – or with the Centers for Disease Control about “how risky and dangerous homosexual behavior is.”
“It’s very clear that homosexual conduct is as risky to human health as intravenous drug use,” Fischer tells OneNewsNow. “I don’t think there’s any way in the world that the Hattiesburg City Council is going to draft an ordinance that promotes intravenous drug use. Why? Because it’s risky to human health. They should have taken the same position on homosexual behavior.”
Fischer, AFA’s director of issues analysis, laments the fact that similar decisions by city leaders are becoming more common in college towns – adding that it reflects those leaders’ negligent attitudes toward unhealthy lifestyles. “… These city councils, I believe, are being grossly irresponsible in the signal that they’re sending to vulnerable young men and women in their communities,” he states.
The AFA spokesman also argues that the vote does not represent the beliefs of the majority of residents in Hattiesburg. He reminds those residents that members of the city council serve “at the pleasure of the citizens who can do something about it” – and he adds: “They should.”