Juan Carlos, Houston's favorite on "America's Got Talent," continues to wow all judges but one
Once again, one judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent" did his best to stop Houston's Juan Carlos Restrepo from moving to the next rung of the talent competition and ever closer to the $1 million prize.
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EFFORT CONTINUES TO FORCE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE TO PUBLIC VOTE
When opponents of the city's non-discrimination ordinance delivered boxes filled with signatures three weeks ago, the question was will there be enough verified signatures for the ordinance to be put on this November's ballot. More than 17,000 valid signatures are needed.
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Effort to Repeal Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance is Slow-Going
Opponents of the city's equal rights ordinance submitted some 50,000 signatures to repeal the anti-discrimination policy. That works out to 5,199 pages of signatures. City Attorney David Feldman thought they would have the signatures verified this week, but the tedious process is taking longer. He told councilmembers he expects to have final results as to the validity of the petition no later than August 4.
Houston Anti-Gay Leader Issues Chilling Call in Effort to Repeal Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Dave Welch, head of the far-right Houston Area Pastor Council and one of the leading voices of anti-gay hate in Texas, is calling for “imprecatory prayers” as Houston officials review petition signatures from supporters of overturning the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance.
Imprecatory prayers are those that ask God to burden, curse or even destroy wicked individuals and institutions. They typically are tied to the Bible’s imprecatory Psalms, such as Psalm 109:9 (“May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.”) and Psalm 137:9 (“How blessed will be the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.”).