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(17,374 posts)
1. Now that is FASCIST....
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 11:33 AM
Nov 2022

Are there not LGBTQ in the Texas Legislature?

Why not say...ONLY WHITE, Straight, Evangelical Christians are allowed rights to speech, business ownership, be actors/actresses, teachers, etc. All OTHERS need not even think about it!


(16,199 posts)
4. They can't say that, yet!
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 11:40 AM
Nov 2022

But, you can be sure it's the direction they're going in...and the wonderful people of Texas have just guaranteed this mans agenda!

Please don't go on about not all the people in Texas are like this...I realize that...but the majority of the people in Texas are exactly like that...we can blame gerrymandering...we can blame many things...but the fact is that Texas has a majority of bigots, racists, and "Christians" who base their beliefs on hatred!

Florida is pretty much the same...controlled by bigots!!!

marble falls

(59,576 posts)
2. Jeebers. I hate living in Texas. This guys is having a gender/sexuality crisis of his own that ...
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 11:36 AM
Nov 2022

... he's trying to inflict on everybody else. Maybe he needs to un-nail the closed door on his own personal, dark, secret closet.


(3,380 posts)
9. I think it'll depend on who wins for House Speaker
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 12:26 PM
Nov 2022

I'm sure it'll be Dade Phelan, but the far right is trying to push their Christofacists in.


(28,938 posts)
6. who is this guy?
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 12:04 PM
Nov 2022

anyway. that's going nowhere.

i didn't click you could probably tell. however i do see he's in Texas.


(22,811 posts)
10. Guarentee he is wearing lace panties under his suit. And I think it would be appropriate to ask
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 01:27 PM
Nov 2022

him to prove that he isn't if he is ever in public. I mean he should stand up for the law he wants to enact right?

Here is his contact information

Jared Patterson can be reached at [email protected], (214)494-6498, or (512)463-0694. Make sure you reach out to him and give him a piece of your mind.


(22,811 posts)
11. Well I just got off the phone after speaking to their voice mail and told them I expected him to
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 01:33 PM
Nov 2022

prove he was wearing "Manly undies and not the lace ones and girdle" that I am certain he is wearing.

I mean he has to abide by the law he is trying to enact right?


(22,811 posts)
12. Well shit shit shit. I just got off the phone from the other number where I actually got a person.
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 02:02 PM
Nov 2022

And I didn't record it.

The man said it was OK for a man to wear lace panties under their pants. And it was OK for women to wear pants. Also when I suggested that Jared Patterson wore lace panties under his suit because that is what transphobic people do he just said he did not know what Mr. Patterson wore under his pants.

Oh and wearing Kilts is OK. And Drag Queen bingo is OK as long as there is no alcohol served.

I had him on the phone for a few minutes and spoke with my best deep Texas accent, (I'm from Jersey but I can accent). I ended up by telling him to have a "Blessed day"

I may call back for more clarification. Like if the man has to be wearing makeup to be guilty of this new law because Donald Trump wears a lot of makeup right? And would Mr. Patterson reject any makeup if he were televised to be consistent with what this new law he wants to enact? And shat if someone just wears a dress with no makeup? Because if it is any sort of plaid it could certainly be considered a kilt right? And we wouldn't want to insult our Americans of Scottish heritage right?

Damn my mind is racing right now.

Ocelot II

(117,478 posts)
13. A mezzo-soprano could never again sing the role of Cherubino
Thu Nov 17, 2022, 03:59 PM
Nov 2022

in Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro if the opera were performed in Texas. The character Cherubino is a teenage boy, and the role was always intended to be, and always has been, sung by a woman. And there are many other such so-called "trouser roles" in opera: Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Orpheus in Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, and Prince Orlofsky in Der Fledermaus, to name a few. The wording of this bill would make performing these roles as they were intended illegal, because women performing as men is as illegal as men performing as women. And then there are Shakespeare's plays, in which all female roles were played by men at the time, and sometimes still are for the sake of versimilitude.

But somehow I don't think the GOPers in the TX legislature are much into either Shakespeare or opera.

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