The mayor of Houston, Texas, Annise Parker, is once again attacking ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson by calling him a “wingnut” and “completely irrelevant.”
Mayor Parker is one of the few openly gay mayors in the country.
Why Mayor Parker thinks anyone cares what her opinion is of the Louisiana TV star is another question, but Mayor Parker made the comments on Lone Star Q, a website that focuses on the gay scene in Texas.
I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all. I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s. It was a very different time. We were fighting to keep people out of jails and mental hospitals. What some redneck wingnut has to say about the GLBT community is completely irrelevant.
Parker then took to her Twitter account to lash out again at Phil Robertson, to reiterate her point. “When i called Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty ‘a redneck wingnut whose views are completely irrelevant’ I was serious. Who cares?-A,” she said.
But not everyone in Houston seems to agree with the loudmouthed left-wing mayor. Few of the replies to her Tweet seemed to agree with her name calling or her assumption that her opinion was more relevant than Robertson’s.
The Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, was quick to point out the Mayor’s fatal conceit and in press release demanded that Parker apologize “to the millions of Conservative Christians who live in Houston and Texas.”
“Just because Annise Parker believes Phil Robertson’s comments are irrelevant doesn’t mean that many of her constituents don’t only consider them to be relevant, but also timely,” said Miller. “Is Mayor Parker saying that every Houstonian and Texan who disagrees with her defense of the homosexual agenda is a ‘wingnut’ and their views are irrelevant? If so we have reached a new low in leadership.”
Of course one could also ask Mayor Parker: if she thinks his views are so “irrelevant”, then why is she attacking them — twice — to her 25,000 Twitter followers? Can we say “drama queen”?