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Disabled Gay Veteran Booed By Anti-Gay Protesters In Texas

A disabled gay marine was booed by a crowd of protesters in San Antonio, Texas as he spoke in favor of the city's proposed non-discrimination ordinance. 

The Raw Story reports:

Eric Alva, a gay veteran who was the first Marine seriously injured the Iraq War, was repeatedly booed by anti-LGBT protesters as he spoke in favor of changes to San Antonio’s anti-discrimination policies that would add protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status.

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When Alva, a San Antonio native who lost his right leg when he stepped on a landmine, attempted to address the Council, anti-gay protesters shouted him down. Before he left the podium, Alva directly addressed the protestors: “To all you people that preach the word of God, shame on you because God loves me, like the day I laid bleeding on the sands of Iraq and that’s why he saved me.”

He later wrote on Facebook:

“Well I just left city council chambers and I feel like crying. I have never seen a city so divided and hateful towards each other. All of mankind should be ashamed. I already spoke and even some of the religious groups even booed me as I spoke. Such disrespect as they preach the word of God.”

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How sad that a veteran injured in combat can't even be given the opportunity to voice his opinion.

Pretty classy of these protesters to deny him that in the name of God...

 

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I cannot believe that those protesters call themselves Christians.  To them, hate is a "moral value".  They, and people like them, are why I am a gay ex-Chriatian.

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