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Elisa Chan: Homosexuality ‘so disgusting’, ‘pro-family’ not anti-gay
Former aide to San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan, James Stevens, has quit after he was caught recording Chan making anti-gay statements during a staff meeting she called to review the San Antonio discrimination policy as per reports from the Huffington Post on Aug. 16.
Incest and being able to marry animals were among the many ideas thrown around when mention of gay marriage came up in the staff meeting discussions. The claim that gay marriage or same-sex marriage would eventually lead to marriage between gay men and their daughters and eventually animals, was made.
Chan herself allegedly chimed in on the discussions. Stevens explained to the media: “My decision to record in the first place was that, during the staff meetings, we weren’t really discussing the ordinance itself.
He continued: “We were really just talking about ways to appeal to the (voting) base and to get them fired up as opposed to analyzing the ordinance … [Chan’s] not focused on the policy itself and how it’s going to really affect the city. We spent 80 percent of that meeting talking about how disgusting homosexuality is.”
Elisa Chan has since spoken in her defense stating: “I think that’s in a private setting and I don’t know if that’s — I need to hear that recording to know. I’m not quite sure what you’re talking about so maybe you can play that back to me. We talk a lot of things in the staff meetings, so I wanted to know also under what context.”
As a Councilwoman Elisa Chan stands to make some great changes in the city of San Antonio, Texas. With improvements in anti-discrimination policies come improved workplace continues and school experiences for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
But just what do Elisa Chan and her actual attitudes, as she expressed them in a staff meeting, really impact how the people of San Antonio and the rest of the United States fall on gay rights issues?
Sources: Huffington Post, My San Antonio