Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough made headlines this month by questioning and blocking nominees to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission because of their possible views on gay marriage, God, Islam and prayer in public places.
Basically Yarborough wanted to see if he could get nominees on a Human Rights Board that would discriminate while dealing with issues surrounding discrimination, saying:
It would concern me if someone of that belief was on that board if they could address that issue.
Now Yarborough has gone even further. In a recent interview with the Florida Times-Union, Yarborough made his radical point of view clear. When asked if he thinks that Muslims should be able to hold elected office, Yarborough said he would "have to think about it" and it depended on the office. When asked about gays in office? His answer was much clearer:
I prefer not.
Much more after the jump...
Yes, Clay Yarborough thinks gays and Muslims shouldn't hold elected office because only Christians are qualified to lead American back from the "morally bankrupt" way we have taken since the Sept 11th attacks:
I would say that when I read Romans Chapter 1, I see striking resemblances between where Rome was just prior to its fall in comparison to where America is today. There are striking similarities in what we allow in our societies. Rome did not fall from an outside attack, whether it was military or otherwise. It fell from within because it was morally bankrupt.
Of course a lot of folks will say it's not because of that, that you can't control the stock market, you can't control finances. There's storms, earthquakes, pestilences, what have you. But everything is for a reason.
That's right, folks. Pat Robertson Junior here thinks hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorism, and the stock market (?!?) are God's punishment on our secular society.
Care to take a guess at his top target? The Gays.
When asked about "homosexual marriage" coming to Florida, Yarborough let the crazy flag fly:
No, I don't believe it should be permitted. I don't believe it's right. ... That doesn't mean you hate someone who is doing it. That's not what I'm advocating. But it's not something that needs to be perpetuated in our country. It's not good. It's not right.
See? Don't hate someone who's doing it, but it's not good or right. And Yarborough isn't afraid to say it.
Thank goodness we have him keeping the gays and Muslims in their place so Florida never gets hurricanes or storms...
Yarborough is an elected official is our country. He's deciding on people who will sit on a Human Rights Board to deal with issues of discrimination in a large city in a huguely populous state. And he thinks only white, Christian heterosexuals should have any rights or hold elected office.
This is shameful and I hope the people of Jacksonville, and those around the country who vote for extremists like Yarborough, wake up and realize what their votes have put in office and far-reaching effects it has.
Take a good look, America.