Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Arkansas Politician Doesn't Want Homeless Shelter for "Homosexuals & Criminals"

Little Rock Arkansas City Director Erma Hendrix is opposing the construction of a homeless shelter, claiming that it would bring "homosexuals" and "criminals" into the community.

"A lot of them are homosexuals. They're criminals," Hendrix was quoted in the Democrat-Gazette in explaining her opposition to the homeless center in her ward.

It is outrageous that a politician make these remarks against some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Please contact Ms. Hendrix and urge her to retract the statement and issue an apology.

OFFICE
City Hall, Room 203
500 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510

Board@littlerock.org

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This woman is not worth the time, and neither are her constituants. How sad that such an ignorant and foolish person could be elected to any office. Only in this country, I am truly ashamed to be an American.

elaygee said...

Well I'm sold on it. I'm quitting this silly high paying job in a decent community to go and live in an Arkansas homeless shelter.

Queers United said...

She claims to have been misquotes but the newspaper is sticking by the quote they have. I trust the newspaper not this woman, especially looking at her past quack record.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's nice as long as they're not black.

W said...

Pretty offensive to both gays and homeless people alike. Jeez.

Anonymous said...

I agree , so long as the shelter doesent attract old black bigited women aybe it might be good for the community ( MAYE ?? ) lol

Bob said...

Wow - and it never occurs to someone like this that, maybe, just maybe these hypothetical homeless homosexuals that she doesn't want in her community are actually homeless homosexual teens kicked out of their homes by bigoted, homophobic idiots like her?

This woman neesd a reality check, big time. Help the homeless, just not in my back yard! Nice Christian attitude there, Lady!

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