His opponent in the City of Houston mayoral race, Ben Hall, says he would. And is.
From the InBox:
TURNER FALSIFIES RELIGIOUS SUPPORT
Ben Hall says it is outrageous that Sylvester Turner has to lie about his support in the religious community.
Pastor Walter August is among those speaking out after Turner falsely claimed support of his campaign.
“I don’t like my name being used when I have not endorsed Mr. Turner”, says Pastor August of the Bethel Family Baptist Church. “I have a responsibility to educate my congregation on the issues in this race, and Proposition 1 is something I feel strongly about.”
Turner is an advocate of the bathroom ordinance that will let men use women’s restrooms. He has been endorsed by the same Gay Caucus that endorsed Mayor Annise Parker. Those policies have divided this city and attacked churches.
Turner has also claimed the support of the first ladies of many churches, including First Lady Yolanda Bryant of the Island of Hope Church of God in Christ. Bishop Phillip Bryant’s family took to Facebook to complain.
“She is in full support of Ben Hall. We pray that this Mayoral race will continue to be clean and honest and focused on the issues.”
Ben Hall has opposed the bathroom ordinance from day one, and has garnered the support of more than 2,000 pastors and churches.
Speaking of Turner’s actions, Hall said, “This is what a career politician does. They exaggerate what they have done for the community and they claim support that doesn’t exist. Houstonians must reject this conduct. To falsely claim support of pastors is a huge insult that should outrage the faith community.”
Interesting. Why would Turner, or any candidate for that matter, blatantly lie about who is supporting their campaign? Do they think that people don’t pay attention to this stuff? Well, yeah, Turner’s campaign is probably right. Not a whole lotta people pay attention to the truth.
As an aside, some people don’t believe that Turner legitimately received the endorsement of the “same Gay Caucus that endorsed Mayor Annise Parker”. They are wondering if he bought it, after he “evolved” on the issue.
Huh. As the Houston Press headline says, this race gets “Curiouser and Curiouser“.