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San Antonio’s “Atheism Causes Poverty” Mayor Loses Runoff, Concedes With A Bible Verse

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Back in April, San Antonio’s mayor drew national ridicule after she declared that “broken people” become impoverished because they don’t love Jesus. Wave goodbye, now. The San Antonio Current reports: Councilman Ron Nirenberg unseated incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in a heated runoff election for San Antonio mayor Saturday night. Show More Summary

San Antonio Mayor Who Blamed Generational Poverty on Atheism Loses Runoff Election

Ivy Taylor, the mayor of San Antonio who blamed generational poverty on "broken people" who didn't believe in God, no longer has a job.City Council member Ron Nirenberg defeated her 55%-45% in a runoff election yesterday.

Incumbent San Antonio mayor loses election runoff

San Antonio city council member Ron Nirenberg is the city's new mayor after defeating incumbent Ivy Taylor in a runoff. The 40-year-old Nirenberg took 55 percent of the vote Saturday … Click to Continue »

Antonio Villaraigosa targets Gavin Newsom as he stumps on Eastside

The rivalry between Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom intensified Saturday as the former Los Angeles mayor suggested his chief opponent in the governor’s race was a finger-in-the-wind politician unworthy of leading California’s resistance to President Trump. “His M.O. is to be for something,...

Californicators Lead in 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary

The Sacramento Bee reports that a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey of California likely voters finds that Californicator Democrats Lt. Gov. and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still lead the 2018...Show More Summary

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Ron Nirenberg for San Antonio Mayor

HRC announced its endorsement of Ron Nirenberg for mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Voters will decide the outcome of the city’s runoff mayoral election this Saturday, June 10. “Ron Nirenberg has the vision, experience, and commitment to...Show More Summary

Voters should support independent thinkers Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez for the L.A. Unified school board

The Los Angeles Unified school board has teetered back and forth during the past decade-and-a-half, from a pro-charter, pro-reform majority aligned with the likes of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Broad Foundation to one that is leery of charters and more in tune with teachers’ unions,...

Extortionists on staff, charge businessmen

Business owners in Chilpancingo have accused Mayor Marco Antonio Leyva Mena of employing extortionists who are on the payroll of crime gangs. The president of the Chilpancingo chapter of the FULL STORY The post Extortionists on staff, charge businessmen appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Atheists Demand Apology from San Antonio Mayor Who Blamed Them for Causing Poverty

Either San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is choosing not to apologize, or she still thinks "not being in a relationship" with her Creator is a root cause of generational poverty. Both options make her unqualified for the position she wants to hold.

San Antonio Mayor Issues Non-Apology After Blaming Poverty on “Broken People” Who Aren’t Christian

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor recently said "broken people" were at least partly responsible for generational poverty. After receiving a ton of backlash, she's issued a statement attempting to clarify her remarks.The statement is worse than her original comments.

San Antonio Mayor: Atheism Causes Poverty [VIDEO]

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The San Antonio Current reports: At an April 3rd mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Ivy Taylor shared her surprising views on systemic poverty in San Antonio. To her, the “broken people” facing poverty just have a bad relationship with God. Show More Summary

San Antonio mayor blames poverty on ‘broken people’ who aren’t ‘in a relationship with their creator’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The mayor of San Antonio told a group of conservative Christians that she believes poor people are responsible for their own poverty. Mayor Ivy Taylor spoke earlier this month to the Christian Coalition, the successor to the nonprofit political organization founded by Pat Robertson, where the...

San Antonio Mayor Suggests Atheists Are 'Broken People' Who Cause Poverty

The mayor of San Antonio claims one of the deepest causes of poverty is the lack of a relationship with God. Speaking at a candidates’ forum early this month, Mayor Ivy Taylor was asked what she thought were the “deepest systemic causes of generational poverty” in the city. Show More Summary

San Antonio Mayor: Homelessness Is Caused By “Broken People” Who Don’t Believe in God

What's the deepest systemic cause of generational poverty? There's no simple answer to that, of course, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor's response wasn't even close.

The Garcetti Decade

In 2009, Los Angeles magazine put a picture of Antonio Villaraigosa, newly elected to a second term as mayor, on its cover beneath a blaring single-word headline: “Failure.” His successor, Eric Garcetti, who is on the verge of his own second term, has never faced that kind of hostility from the...

San Antonio mayor issues disaster declaration after twisters

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued … Click to Continue »

Antonio Villaraigosa scoops up contribution from fellow former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 16, 2017, 12:37 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...

L.A. still has work to do on pension reform

Los Angeles’ elected leaders have frequently praised themselves for passing pension reforms. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa repeatedly claimed to have made “the most far-reaching effort in the nation” to rein in employee retirement benefits. And Mayor Eric Garcetti said this year that L.A. had...

Despite L.A.'s boasts of pension reform, the cost to taxpayers has never been higher

Los Angeles officials often boast about how they stemmed the rising cost of employee pensions, an expense that has hobbled cash-strapped cities throughout California. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said changes he oversaw in 2011 and 2012, which included lower pensions for new employees and...

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