Just when you thought toilet-crazy Mayor Jim Naugle of Fort Lauderdale had finally shut his bigoted mouth, he is at is again. I guess he had been out of the media spotlight too long and needed some attention.
Naugle again attacked the Stonewall Library and Archives, a unique nationally recognized institution with a mission to collect, preserve, organize for use and display, materials related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender culture and history; and to support related research and sponsor educational opportunities. In the past Naugle has called the books in the library pornography and opposed the library's move to a private area of a public library in the city.
(Fact check for readers: the library does not contain pornography and is only available to people over 18. Any of the older, somewhat “risqué” articles and publications, which contain historically important information like some of the earliest references to HIV/AIDS and the gay rights movement, can only be viewed by appointment and for research only.)
Naugle repeated these false claims today on various local news networks, even making the claim that the library and its contents will “cause a chemical imbalance in some people’s brains and make them go out and commit sexual crimes.”
Seriously. That’s his quote.
I think any logical person can see who has the chemical imbalance here. I guess Naugle got jealous of foot-tapping conservative Larry Craig getting all the gay-hating toilet spotlight the past few days and needed to up the crazy rhetoric. Well, he certainly did that. Your move, Senator Craig…