|Eric Alva, who lost his leg serving in Iraq, |
was booed by right-wing Christians
for speaking out in support of a proposed
San Antonio ordinance to ban anti-gay discrimination.
Said Eric Alva, " I already spoke and even some of the religious groups even booed me as I spoke. Such disrespect as they preach the word of God."
Caught wind of this from the Wisconsin Gazette.
Righwinger "Councilwoman Elisa Chan went on an anti-gay tirade while discussing the ordinance privately in her office on May 21. James Stevens, a 28-year-old aide to Chan, secretly recorded her hateful remarks and released the audio to the San Antonio Express-News."
From Eva Ruth Moravec of the San Antonio Express-News. Said Eric Alva, age 42:
"I said that if this ordinance doesn't pass, I could be fired from a job and even thrown out of a restaurant, and people started to boo me. I was real hurt by that. It was unbelievable."Yes, America just melts under the love and compassion of rightwing Christian love.
Alva was the first American injured in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He received a medical discharge and was awarded the Purple Heart. His prosthetic leg was visible Wednesday, under his khaki shorts. News of Alva's 3-minute speech spread via social media that night.
On a positive note, the anti-bias, pro-equality measure is expected to pass.