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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:41 AM

NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz's Antigay Remarks Prompt Call for Apology

Source: The Advocate

New York City Council member Ruben Diaz Sr., a longtime outspoken homophobe, is facing calls for an apology and even resignation after saying the city is “controlled by the homosexual community.”

Diaz, a former state senator, made the remark last week on a Spanish-language radio program, El Desahogo (The Relief), reports cable news outlet NY1.

“When I get to the City Council, I find that the City Council is controlled — most council members out of 51 council members — over there, everybody is controlled by the homosexual community,” he said. He also said Council Speaker Corey Johnson is a gay man married to another man, a comment, coming from Diaz, is not a positive one (Johnson is gay, by the way, but he is single). Diaz has sparred with Johnson over committee appointments.

Johnson has demanded an apology from Diaz, a Pentecostal minister from the Bronx who was elected to the council in 2017 after a long tenure in the New York Senate, where he was well known for his opposition to marriage equality. Diaz was one of the few Democrats to take such a stand.


Read more: https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/2/10/nyc-councilman-ruben-diazs-antigay-remarks-prompt-call-apology



What does he think of gay Jews?!

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Behind the Aegis Feb 11 OP
brooklynite Feb 11 #1
nycbos Feb 11 #3
marble falls Feb 11 #2
LuvNewcastle Feb 11 #4

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:49 AM

1. Diaz has always been a religious bigot...

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When he was a Democrat in the State Senate, he prevented a vote on Marriage Equality while the Democrats were in control in 2007-2008

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:07 AM

3. Yup.

Though is son is good guy. He is as always been an advocate for equality.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:27 AM

2. Too bad he doesn't get it that all council members got there the same way he did, they were ...

elected. They did not sneak in.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:18 AM

4. Gay Jews? Jebus help us!

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