Homosexuals and their supporters were rebuffed again at Beckley Common Council’s bi-monthly meeting. 105 people listened as four speakers, representing WV conservative groups, pastors, businessmen and landlords, spoke against granting civil rights status for homosexual behavior in housing and employment. Sound common sense arguments were presented against the ordinance while one WV HRC representative spoke in favor of the ordinance with a plea to treat all people fairly.
A couple of local churches gathered petitions from their congregations and submitted 750+ of them to the council in opposition to the ordinance. The homosexuals submitted approximately 375 petitions in favor of the code change. During the meeting a speaker ask those citizens in attendance to stand in opposition to the proposed code change. 95% +/- of those in attendance stood.
The Mayor and Council listened intently to the speakers and then moved to close the meeting.A short video and excerpts made by the speakers are available from the Register-Herald newspaper, click here.
Praise God for the pastors, church members and general public that gave up time with family to show up in opposition to this ordinance. Our homosexual friends have vowed to continue the fight until they succeed.
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