Members of African-American and Hispanic San Antonio, Texas churches prayed against a proposed ordinance that would include LGBT people in an update of the city's non-discrimination law.
The proposed non-discrimination ordinance would protect people based on their gender identity, sexual orientation and veteran status.
Standing outside the San Antonio City Hall on Tuesday, church members held signs that read "Vote No" as pastors preached (video below).
“Because [LGBT people] have constantly tried to attach themselves as a civil rights movement, but it’s not a civil rights movement, it’s a movement of choice,” Pastor Tyrone Christian told KENS 5.
“And so with us being minorities, which I went to bed last night, I was a black man, I woke up this morning, I’m a black man. And so, I can’t change my birth. Homosexuals were not born that way.”
The proposal has caused much controversy in the city. A gay disabled veteran was booed by anti-gay activists earlier this month while speaking in city hall.
City council member Elisa Chan was caught on tape calling homosexuality “disgusting just to even think about.”
Source: KENS 5