Here is a recent letter to the editor received from Jerry Prevo, our local Moral Majority assclown, concerning the idea of introducing an ordinance (which you can read for yourself here) that protects Alaskans from discrimination based on their sexuality.
Here are just some of the reasons I am against the homosexual ordinance. (Believe me, he did not call it the "homosexual ordinance" by accident. Your homophobia is already showing Jerry.)
It would allow any man to dress like a woman and use any public women's restroom. Ladies, do you want that to happen? If not then you should contact the Anchorage Assembly and show up at the June 9 public hearing. (This is false and has NOTHING to do with the ordinance. It is just an attempt to define people with a different sexual orientation as deviants and is nothing more than fear mongering.)
A man in a highly visible sales job could come to work dressed like a woman. (Also not true. Employers can insist on a certain type of uniform or dress code as part of their guidelines for ALL of their employees. All this ordinance says is that they may not discriminate against an employee because of his/her sexual orientation.)
A person of either sex who indulges a taste for extreme sexual promiscuity and pornography during working hours could not be stopped or fired even though it damages the company's image. (This is so ignorant that I almost cannot believe that a thinking person wrote it. Using work computers to watch porn is against the rules at probably every single business in Alaska, as is using work computers for online gambling, downloading illegal movies files, and sending spam to other computers. Nothing in this ordinance would force anybody to allow their workers to use the company internet access for non-work related activities, such as these. Once again Prevo is trying to tie sexual orientation with his idea of deviant behaviors.)
Maybe, worst of all, this ordinance would allow a man who teaches a second grade class or any grade to show up as a woman in the classroom and the School District could do nothing because of this ordinance. (The school district already has a non-sexual discrimination policy which can be found here: And which says the following: It is prohibited to harass, discriminate against, or grant a discriminatory advantage based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political or religious beliefs, physical or mental conditions, family, social, or cultural background, or sexual orientation. As far as I am aware, though this policy was adopted back in 2003, it has NEVER resulted in a male teacher coming to school dressed as a woman, with the possible exception of a Halloween party.)
This is a poorly written ordinance. For more of my explanation can be found at www.SOSanchorage.org
Now before you visit the website that Prevo is pimping above I should warn you that it is absolutely disgusting and will insult the intelligence of any rational person who visits there. But in the interest of fairness, and allowing Prevo to hang himself with his own intolerant rope, I have included it for your perusal. But remember you were warned.
Jerry Prevo is an especially disagreeable human being who spends much of his time dabbling in politics, and telling his congregation what to think, which movies to watch, how to vote, and that the devil will snatch them up if they don't listen to his every word.
The Anchorage Baptist Temple is the epitome of the fundamentalist religion that now permeates and undermines the Republican party today. This kind of backward thinking gives Christianity a bad name. Could any of you imagine Jesus Christ saying that homosexuals should not be treated fairly? If you want to know exactly what Jesus had to say about homosexuality just click here. That is right he said NOTHING. But if he had do you really think he would have said they should be shunned? Or hated? Or kept away from the kind of life enjoyed by their friends and family? No I think not.
What Jerry Prevo has done is use his pulpit to poison the minds of the people who listen to him using the venom of his own ignorant prejudices.
And do you know what? On June 9th he will have his people crammed into the assembly room desperately trying to force their agenda of hate onto the people of our fair city. But that is just fine because I will be there too, and so will many loving open hearted people willing to extend the privileges of non-discrimination that they enjoy to ALL of the people of this city.