Friday, August 24, 2007

Jim Naugle: Obsessed With Public Restrooms

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle must be mad that Ronda Storms gets all the media attention. He has launch an anti-gay campaign. It is also killing Fort Lauderdale's tourism industry.

Broward County tourism officials couldn't possibly have anticipated that their worst nightmare in 2007 would be Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle. The mayor seems determined to alienate every gay and lesbian potential visitor to Broward with his contemptible anti-gay campaign.

Contrary to the mayor's claims, men having sex in public restrooms is not a problem or an epidemic in Fort Lauderdale. The city police department cites two arrests for sexual activity in public restrooms since 2005. The mayor claims the arrest number is eight. Yes, people having sex in public bathrooms is offensive, but there is no crime wave here.

Now a group of narrow-minded clerics and medical professionals has latched onto the mayor's cause. They held a press conference Tuesday to rail against public and promiscuous sex. We can all agree that such activities are to be discouraged, but this sanction applies equally to heterosexuals. Mr. Naugle and his clerical backers are specifically targeting gays and lesbians with their unwarranted criticism and, often as not, half-informed comments. The mayor apparently enjoys playing the provocateur. He refuses to let it die, as it should.

There are more productive things for the Mayor to do. Such as get potholes fixed and run an efficient government.

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At August 24, 2007 5:23 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

How bout he and Blowin Bob get together on that restroom thingy and bob explain to him how the restrooms are utilized to escape lightning or ... rape or ....

what else??

He really needs to shaddup.
We don't even have to say a word, they are burying them own selves.

At August 25, 2007 2:54 AM , Blogger Ray said...

I tend to agree with the writer , maybe if the authorities in Florida were less concerned with who is having sex in the bathroom or who is stealing the condoms and fix the potholes and keep the criminals behind bars we would have better roads and have less violent crimes.


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