This story has not gotten enough attention.
Ted Hickman, a vice-mayor in the rural, Northern California city of Dixon, has stood up to the LGBT Hate machine in a unique, humorous way.
He wrote a column advocating for a "Straight Pride" month in July.
Last Sunday ended LGBTQF-WTF month Yea! (*Don’t get me wrong I support the First Amendment, as much as the next person, and support the rights of grown men to wear skin tight short-shorts and go-go boots and don tinker bell wings with wand and prance down the streets of San Francisco) with tens of thousands of folks dancing and prancing all over American celebrating the fact they are different than most of the rest of us and showing their “pride” in being so.
Now before anyone gets their pantyhose in a knot, this is not really legally anti anything; instead it’s pro-family; and proud to be a straight American, and me expressing a private opinion… So there! If you remember last week I proclaimed the Month of July as SPAM …(Straight Pride American Month)…(as Vice Mayor don’t know if I can, but what the heck). Now hundreds of millions of the rest of us can celebrate our month, peaking on July 4th, as healthy, heterosexual, fairly monogamous, keep our kinky stuff to ourselves, Americans… We do it with our parades in every state and county in this country with families celebrating together.
We honor our country and our veterans who have made all of this possible (including for the tinker bells) and we can do it with actual real pride, not some put on show just to help our inferior complex “show we are different” type of crap. We ARE different from them…We work, have families, (and babies we make) enjoy and love the company (and marriage) of the opposite sex and don’t flaunt our differences dressing up like faries and prancing by the thousands in a parade in nearby San Francisco to be televised all over the world…
*And yes, before it becomes an issue, I do believe in faries; I’ve seen them in SF for myself. Let’s see if I can remember the Peter Pan story about believing in faries…oh yeal, so according to “Wikipedia” faries are powered “bypiezoelectric” crystals which can be energized by sound waves like made by clapping. So, right now if you don’t want any faries to expire, you can clap your hands. See, I do have a heart I just can’t type and clap at the same time… so I had to make a hard choice didn’t I?
The backlash from some residents have captured the mainstream media's attention, of course:
DIXON (CBS13) — Emotions flared Tuesday night as protesters tried to push Dixon’s vice mayor, Ted Hickman, from his position.
For the first time since publishing an article calling for a Straight Pride American Month, Hickman addressed the public, as angry citizens filled a city council meeting.
Hickman started the meeting off by saying he did not give up his First Amendment rights when he became an elected official. Still, many argue this goes beyond free speech and demanded his resignation. Some say they at least expect an apology. Neither came.
It's about time that elected officials who speak the truth about issues, or who share some humor on contentious issues, stop apologizing for doing so.
The LGBT Hate Movement has invaded every aspect of life, and now it's attacking the next generation in our education systems. Men and women of faith and conscience, as well as those who simply regarding biological components
“Any leader knows that words matter,” said one Dixon resident.
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His written words sparked international outrage, but on Tuesday, Hickman’s spoken words fell short on an unforgiving crowd, as he admitted to having just one regret about his controversial column appearing to attack the LGBT community.
“If I were to rewind time and write the column again, I would not use the words—sarcastically or not—of vice mayor, because I see where that may be unacceptable to some. That’s all I have to say,” said Hickman.
Fair enough. When a public official makes remarks that reflect his private views only, he needs to remove his title. Other than that, Hickman has every right to write whatever he wants.
With no apology issued, dozens of citizens called on him to step down.
Not going to happen, folks.
Dixon resident Alex Lopez said, “I care for you Mr. Hickman, I care about what you say, about what you write, about what you do. So, I ask that you do something good for the community and resign.”
Hickman recently made headlines after calling for a Straight Pride American Month and using derogatory language to describe gay men in a local paper.
What did he write? Notice that this report doesn't mention it. I would submit that he did not write anything negative or inappropriate.
“I kept reading and thought this can’t be real,” said Liam Pourner.
As people packed into council chambers, a spillover crowd watched from outside where a lone counter-protester, a chiropractor who traveled from Santa Clara, drew his own crowd as he defended Hickman and what he says is actually an attack on heterosexuals.
“This is a cultural battle. He’s just trying to have one straight pride,” said Dan Gruddman, Chairman of California Constitution Party.”
Interesting. Only one person showed up. We need more people of conscience to speak out and stand up for natural marriage, the role of the family, and Freedom of Speech.
But for the majority of people who showed up, it’s about acceptance for all and holding elected officials accountable.
“I do think for sure the rules committee needs to be convened,” said Dixon City Councilman Devin Minnema.
Minnema says he believes Hickman violated the city code of conduct and says he will push for punishment.
“We have three options that are available to us- admonishment, reprimand and censure.”
Oh, I am sure that Vice-Mayor Hickman is scared (NOT!)
There was also an effort to recall Hickman, but that is stalled at this point because legally a recall can’t happen within six months of an election. Hickman is running for re-election in November.
Fox News offered its own report, too. Click here.
I wonder who is working behind the scenes to mobilize people to overrun the Dixon City Council Chambers. I doubt that a sudden surge of grassroots outrage has motivated this reaction to Vice-Mayor Hickman's remarks.
It's time for pro-family groups and activists around the state to support men of conviction and conscience, even if we don't like their sense of humor.
Please contact the Dixon City Council and show your support for Vice-Mayor Hickman standing with natural marriage and pro-family values.
Please contact Vice Mayor Hickman and show your support, too!
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.