The following comes from a July 8 ABC 7 News article by Greg Lee:
Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter stated in the bi-monthly email that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage “overturns 5,000 years of Judeo-Christian tradition, by redefining and allowing gay marriage.”
He also questions the gay community’s use of the rainbow.
“I do find it interesting that the homosexual movement adopted the rainbow as their symbol, as it was God’s symbol that he wouldn’t destroy the world by flood again… Maybe they are ‘wishful thinking,'” Peotter said.
Kevin O’Grady, executive director of the LGBT Center Orange County, says the message is homophobic and has asked the community to call the city to express their outrage with Peotter and to attend Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Peotter stands by his statements.
“It’s kind of ironic that somebody who’s out there supposedly trying to fight hate and in fact is actually spewing hate, and that I don’t have the same right that they have with free speech,” Peotter said.
The city of Newport Beach sent Eyewitness News the following statement: “The communication sent by the council member was intended to reflect his personal thoughts related to the decision by the Supreme Court and not intended to reflect the position of the city of Newport Beach. The city welcomes and values its citizens, visitors and employees, irrespective of sexual orientation or marital status, and embraces Newport Beach’s place in a diverse and vibrant Southern California.”
Nice to see someone actually stand by their statements and not cave & grovel when the homofascists get upset! Go ahead and enjoy your free speech rights while you still have them. The left, and in particular, the homosexual activist left, are trying to shut down those who disagree with them. That my friends, is not tolerance. :(
The far “left” can not and does not TOLERATE any statement or action that is not in full accord with their OWN beliefs and desire to control everyone.
They even want to shut down “FREE SPEECH” which is actually the only thing protected in the SCOTUS Ruling regarding homosexual marriage.
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf – page 27.
Know your US Constitution folks. Or you will lose any rights you have remaining.
I hope councilman Peotter gets reelected in Newport. He only speaks what we all know is true. And Christian teaching.
I agree. Lets write to him and give him our support. I often visit Newport Beach, its a very liberal city, so this news gives me hope. Praise God we still have decent people. He obviously fears the Lord, that he is not ruled by this world, he expressed his right to speak up.
Newport Beach is a beautiful place. And, now, a local councilman, Scott Peotter, shows that it has a spectacular leader, as well. His comments against the Sodomy-loving Supreme Court (actually anything sexual is fine with at least 5 of them; its about “personal liberty freedom don’t-you-know”), and the true meaning of the rainbow, really rankled the local Queer representative.
In fact, the LBGTQXYZ brigade is vastly overplaying its hand. No political interest group should stamp and scream at every perceived slight. People get tired of this, and will soon question what it is saying. In fact, the Queers (let’s call a spade a, well, Queer; it gets to the point quicker) have nothing to say now that they have won their “big”…
It is a beautiful city. Im grateful that we can read about decent folks.
Scott Peotter is just wonderful! We need him desperately– in San Francisco!!
If we was in San Francisco they may plan a riot. I would say we need him in San Diego.