Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hotze: Gov. Perry cancelled Tarleton State Gay Themed Play

The FW Weekly must have its Google alerts set very carefully because they caught one hell of a post on a GOP Blog. The post on contains a thank you letter from Houston bigot provocateur Steven Hotze. In the letter Hotze says:

“We also owe a debt of gratitude to Governor Perry for his behind the scenes work to stop the play at Tarleton State. Ray Sullivan, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, was notified of the play on Thursday and after discussing it with the Governor, the necessary steps were taken to ensure that its performance was canceled.”

Hotze's talking about the cancellation of the gay themed play "Corpus Christi" at Tarleton State University last month. If you haven’t been following the story, a Tarleton State University (which is part of the Texas A&M system) theater major choose to produce the play, by Texas Native Terrence McNally, as part of a class assignment. Corpus Christi tells the story of a modern day gay man whose life closely parallels that of Jesus Christ.

You may remember Hotze from the anti-gay flyers he distributed around Houston during Annise Parker’s campaign, or you may remember him from his successful efforts in the 80’s to repeal Houston’s anti-discrimination ordinance. In Houston political circles his endorsement is considered the kiss of death. Let’s hope he’ll hang around Perry’s neck through November.

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