One of Montrose’s most popular restaurants and watering holes may soon have to move. El Tiempo 1308 Cantina at 1308 Montrose – better known to its loyalists as simply “1308” – will most likely have to close shop soon, confirmed Roland Laurenzo, patriarch of the family that operates El Tiempo restaurants throughout Houston.
“Duck Dynasty” star: America feels like Nazi Germany
Alan Robertson, the son of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and celebrity homophobe Phil Robertson, can’t tell if he’s living in the 21st-century United States or Nazi Germany.
Speaking with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Perkins’ radio program Tuesday, Robertson blasted subpoenas issued for anti-gay pastors’ sermons by lawyers defending Houston’s new LGBT non-discrimination ordinance.
Mayor's decision to drop subpoenas fails to quell criticism
Convinced by clergymen from across the country that she had entered a raging national debate on religious freedom she wanted no part of, Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday agreed to withdraw controversial subpoenas the city issued to five local pastors in connection with a lawsuit over Houston's equal rights ordinance.
Subpoenas Against Five Houston Pastors Withdrawn By The City
Mayor Annise Parker says after meeting with seven national clergy leaders, she's decided to withdraw the subpoenas.
"After a great deal of soul searching and discussion with folks from inside Houston and from across the United States, it is extremely important to me, to protect our Equal Rights ordinance from repeal," says Parker.
Gay Houston plans to counter a mega rally of anti-gay haters on Sunday with a trio of events this weekend to support the city's beleaguered Equal Rights Ordinance.
Opponents of HERO are flocking to Grace Community Church for I Stand Sunday, an hours-long celebration of religious intolerance, fueled by subpoenas issued to five pastors in the HERO repeal petition lawsuit. That erupted into a national controversy for Mayor Annise Parker, who later withdrew the petitions over calls that she and the city were bullying the religious leaders.
Gay-bashed Baytown teen says police used homophobic slurs while investigating case
A Baytown teenager says he was gay-bashed after being lured to a local skatepark by someone he thought was his friend. But 17-year-old Dylan Beard’s family says Baytown police have failed to properly investigate the case because he’s gay, and that officers even used homophobic slurs toward him.