Houston Voters Elect First Openly Gay Mayor

Houston voters have made history -- electing the city's first openly gay mayor.

Annise Parker seized 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested election.

Former city attorney Gene Locke conceded defeat after parker had built an unbeatable led.

Parker says her administration will be about "transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better."

Parker has never made a secret or an issue of her sexual orientation. But that orientation became focus of the race after anti-gay activists and conservative religious groups endorsed the 61-year-old Locke.

Locke tried to distance himself from the anti-gay attacks and condemned the divisive rhetoric. But two of his key supporters contributed money to a group that sent out an anti-gay mailer earlier this month.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    Anonymous 03:05, you do realize there are a gazillion 'Anonymous' posting here (as you reinforce that statement)? I submit a post and you go off...I think maybe you are to check yourself. Or at the very least find out if it's the same 'Anonymous' doing all the posting. But since you are referring to the 01:41 post I can answer your questions. I like me very me much and my life is full of meaning, thank you for asking. And don't get your panties all in a bunch cause someone is saying christian gossiping stinks. For the record, I was not judging things of this world. The comment was made regarding the behavior of christians. And to that end it wasn't a command (it was a suggestion based on the Bible) kind of touchy aren't you...hit a nerve?! Are you a gossipy whiny christian?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 01:41 PM ..but Christains are not to judge the things of this world....that is for God.Yes they should bring matters to the congregation that are not of Biblical order.It should be done with wisdom and love, not because you have so commanded and accused others for gossopiing and complaining on a blog.It's is apparent that you really are muddled and your post is not about what is the right thing to do.You have missed the whole point.I don't post to often, as I am busy and don't have time to waste,bickering endlessly with an addiction commentator that has nothing in life but to sit up at night and run to and for on the internet disagreeing with anything you can find that makes you high.My last post to you friend and hope you find something special this Christmas season that will give you a quality Spiritual life.Do you like yourelf? Does your life have meaning ?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    So what makes you think just because they sit in a pew on Sunday they're Christians? And if you see them doing things they're not suppose to be doing do you call them on it? Biblically that's what you're supposed to do. Christians aren't just to gossip or complain about other Christians' behavior on a blog.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 08:44 AM
    I understand to john..one of the last sermons that I heard in church was about the people not living up to the expectations of the "GREAT COMISSION",to be a light to the world.Of course people that are not Christians are out there sinning.I think the point is that as Christains we have an obligation by GOD's WORD to be an example of how people are suppose to live.Many people that go to church today don't seem to live any different than those that do not go.I love my Christain brothers and sisters,but honestley some of them do a lot of things I don't understand.Many of them have been or are involved in relations out of wedlock.I am sure GOD is not pleased with those that bear his name and then would judge others.
  • by GW BUSH Location: enc on Dec 16, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    Thanks from Bush.It was called it a Christmas present for gay and lesbian couples. President Bush signed the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 (WRERA) two days before Christmas. The new law makes it mandatory for businesses to roll over retirement benefits to a same-sex partner in the event of the employee’s death
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    Man, my comment was just as crazy and muddled as "To John". The point is a person can do things without being a Christian. Sinning is NOT exclusive to Christians (it's only pointed out more when we do sin). Self-righteousness is also NOT exclusive to Christians. There are a lot of non-Christians that believe their way is right. These statements are just plain ludicrous: "It is the religious righteous hatred (VIRUS) that has opened the door for homosexuality to abound across this nation. The self anointed heterosexual "church going members" that call themselves Christ-like.Yes they are responsible for the open door immorality that they accuse others of."
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 08:54 PM
    That's bull LM. Christians are not the cause of the homosexual movement. There are a ton of self-righteous people that aren't Christians. Not only that but there are a ton of people doing all the things he named that are not Christians. Sinning is exclusive to Christians. There are a whole lot folk out there doing all the things he named that have absolutely no affiliation or belief in Jesus Christ. And I still can't make head or tails out of what he said.
  • by LM Location: nc on Dec 15, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    I understood what "to John" was saying.Not sure his stand on the Gay mayor ,but I know about religious people that judge others and cannot see thier own sins.It seems people in the south are real hardcore and clan like when it comes to putting others down.Must be all the years of racism and proud red neck ways.Just kidding .Was born and bred here and I love the south and I ain't going no where .
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    why not? Obama hired a gay pedophile to be his "safe school czar" He hires gays, lesbians, radicals, Latinos, he has every race, sexual preferance, just to make people happy and to get the votes. He does not care if they are the right people for the job. Get rid of them all and hire someone who is actually qualified for the job, starting at the top and working down.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    To:To John Location: The South on Dec 13, 2009 at 08:49 PM I read this and ended up scratching my head wondering what did he just say? What does he stand for and does he even know? It was all blather rolled up in gobbledy goop topped with self-righteousness. So the reader ends up saying, what the ****? Can you be a little more clear on your stance without all the rhetoric from both sides?
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