Monday, September 19, 2011

Progress in Texas

The San Antonio City Council passed a new budget that includes domestic partner benefits for city employees.

This despite hours of objections from Christians during the public comment period.  Some speakers warned of political retribution for a pro-benefits vote, and a representative of the San Antonio Family Association said the issue had "awakened the sleeping Christian giant."

Immediately I pictured a snoozing Jolly Green Giant. reported that "Pastor Gerald Ripley, the main organizer of the protests, displayed a picture of his infant grandchild who has only two teeth, saying his grandson had a better bite because the DP initiative was a toothless idea that was fraught with potential for fraud."

When politics and dentistry collide.