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Anti-Gay Flyers Distributed In NYC Churches By Monserrate Supporters

by David Badash on March 8, 2010

in Bigotry Watch,Politics,Religion

Is Hiram Monserrate, the expelled and now-former New York State Senator who was convicted of domestic abuse, using anti-gay rhetoric to beat Jose Peralta, his opponent in the upcoming special election? His supporters certainly are. New York Daily News writer Elizabeth Benjamin just reported the above flyer was distributed in churches in Monserrate’s former district Sunday, stating,

“Jose Peralta is a leading spokesperson for the gay community’s in NYC”

Benjamin writes,

“Monserrate was one of eight Democrats to vote “no” on gay marriage when the bill failed in the Senate last December.

“LGBT advocates were furious and accused him of breaking a promise to vote “yes” – most likely knowing full well that he was headed for a difficult election and needed the help of his fellow amigo and staunch gay marriage opponent, Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., who has helped devise Monserrate’s church-based campaign strategy.

“There is a big push underway from the gay community to prevent Monserrate from returning to his seat and help elected Peralta, who has voted “yes” on marriage while in the Assembly and says he would do so again if elected to the Senate.”

(image: dnblog1)

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MattAlgren March 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I don't think this would bother me as much if someone had checked the spelling on the damn thing.

Also, I hope they keep printing these. The expense of black ink alone will bankrupt them.

John March 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

If they were indeed passing them out IN churches, that's a violation of IRS rules that require tax exempt organizations not participate in politics. Those churches should be reported to the IRS so they lose their tax exempt status.

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