Disgraced former New York Senator Hiram Monserrate is ramping up the anti-gay rhetoric in next Tuesday's special election against challenger and Assemblyman Jose Peralta. Churches and evangelicals in Monserrate's former Queens district are distributing more despicable gay-baiting flyers to mobilize support for Monserrate and against pro-equality Peralta.
The flyer casts Monserrate's opponent, Assemblyman Jose Peralta, as the "leading spokesperson for the gay community in NYC" and the tool of "mega rich gay fanatics" who are pushing for the legalization of same-sex marriage. It also claims he was "affectionately called Peralta the gay caballero" at a recent LGBT fundraiser. (Caballero means "knight", "cavalier" or "horseman", according to Merriam Webster). This was also the title of a movie released in 1940, apparently, and could be construed as a slur.
The support by the pastors and churches is in response to the Fight Back NYC PAC, who are targeting Monserrate, one of eight shameful "Democrats" who voted against marriage equality. The Queens Democrat was expelled after being convicted of a vicious assault on his girlfriend and slashing her face. Said one so-called "Christian" supporter of Monserrate: "They intend to force the gay agenda on New York by electing politicians sympathetic to their cause. Christians, we need wake up and fight to preserve our values."
Christian "values" include beating a woman, slashing her face and dragging her down several flights of stairs. Same-sex marriage? Not so much.