Don’t Hire Anti-Gay Politician as Community Representative

Target: Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City

Goal: Reconsider choosing Fernando Cabrera for new faith-related position in your administration.

Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, is considering Fernando Cabrera for a position in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnership. It is a new organization in City Hall focused on serving as “a conduit between city government, the faith-based community throughout New York City and nonprofit organizations.” Fernando Cabrera represented West Bronx in the Council from 2010 to 2021. He is known for making hateful and bigoted anti-gay remarks in his past. He is a controversial pastor who praised Uganda for not allowing same-sex marriage in their country, crediting their anti-LGBTQ+ laws for being the reason that HIV rates went down. Putting a connection between the two factors is a completely outdated and ignorant thing to do. It is based on pure bigotry.

Eric Adams originally planned to name Cabrera for head of the Mental Health Office. That plan fell apart due to outrage of the community and LGBTQ+ activist groups. Yet Eric Adams said he had “something to offer.” Allen Roskoff, a gay rights activist, called it a “slap in the face to the LGBTQ community.” Even after this outrage and the plan falling apart, Cabrera still being considered for a position in the Adams’ administration, is harmful. It shows that the administration is not thinking about the safety for the community. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is part of Eric Adams’ administration. She is also urging Adams to reconsider Fernando Cabrera for this new position.

Sign below and demand that Cabrera not be placed in any position of power over the LGBTQ+ community.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Major Adams,

There is no room for hate in City Hall. Considering Fernando Cabrera for a position in your administration would show the LGBTQ+ community that they are not being protected. The anti-gay comments Cabrera made in his past were bigoted and hateful ones. We urge you to look into other people who are not anti-LGBTQ+ for the position in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnership.

Many activists are outraged by the previous attempt to get Cabrera in your administration and this time is no different. Please listen to the voices of the community, activists, and even City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn who is a part of your administration and reconsider naming Fernando Cabrera for this position.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Well maybe people should look to the Bible first and see what God has to say about gay people yes there are many verses in the Bible that talk against this it is an abomination to your holy Father.. no! no! and NO!! he should absolutely NOT be in charge of anything that has to do with a faith-based organization.

    Here are just a few passages in the King James Bible that talk against being a homosexual.

    Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Read More…)

    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

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