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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973 - File 008. 1973-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3445/show/3431.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).; Pages 8 and 13 of this newspaper issue are numbered incorrectly.
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Title File 008
Transcript because of the persecutory laws and social prejudices than because they are inherently promiscuous or "digenerate." The argument that these laws protect society is baseless. How can anactperform- ed IN PRIVATE by CONSENTING ADULTS harm society? The current law makes oral or anal intercourse a felony whether performed by persons of the same or different sexes, whether the couple is married or not. Clearly absurd. The proposed revision makes homosexual conduct a Class C misdemeanor punishable by fine of $200.00. It is less severe, but no less absurd. It still turns the State into a peeping Tom, exhibiting a perverse prurient interest in the private conduct of its citizens. It reflects a self-righteous moral bigotry unworthy of the respect for person required of a free society. We urge you to vote for deletion of the section on homosexual activity in the revised penal code and to vote for repeal of the current sodomy statute. We are not asking for a favor or a privilege; we are asking for our civil rights and we are prepared to pursue the same course as other minorities to obtain them should it become necessary. May we ask your assistance in completing the attached brief questionnaire, which information and compilation will be held in strict confidence and will be disseminated only in working with other State Legislators to achieve our ends. No public statement will be made regarding the specific replies from individual legisla tors. For your convenience, We have enclosed a stamped, addressed envelope for your reply. Thank you for your cooperation. INTEGRITY-/HOUSTON QUESTIONNAIRE - THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY 1. Do you consider regulation of consensual sexual behavior among adults in private a violation of the 9th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and vicil rights practices? 2. Do you favor repeal of Texas Sodomy law (Article 524, TPC) as they apply to consenting adults acting in private? 3. Do you favor deletion from the proposed Penal Code revision of Section 21.06 relating to homosexual conduct? 4. Do you favor the imposition of religious beliefs or moral convictions on one group by another? 5. Do you favor laws guaranteeing the right of employment for everyone, regardless of private sexual orientation? Would you be willing to support passage of a bill that would end discrimination in housing and employment because of a person's sexual orientation? 6. Do you believe that the present or proposed laws governing sexual behavior among consenting adults in private are enforceable? 7. Do you favor the abolishment of current laws regarding victimless crimes? 8. Do you believe a law against homosexuality will: a. Reduce crime? b. Save the State of Texas Money? c. Serve any useful purpose? FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. "/ BUY All THE RECORDS I USE AT DON'S IN BELLAIRE WHERE I CAN ALWAYS FIND RECORDS BY... ELLA,DELLA, BILLIE, JUDY,EARTHA,ETTA, VIKKIE,LIZA,BARBRA, AND MARLENA..." MR. STEPHANIE STEVENS DON'S RECORD SHOP BOX 125 • BELLAIRE, TEXAS 77401 4900 Bissonnet /667-570. HOUSTON'S FINEST RECORD SHOP IS IN BELLAIRE! ONE MAN'S OPINION by R. Francis Thompson Traveled north over the Memorial Day weekend to one of the State's smaller cow towns, Dallas, I think they call it. I went for the purpose of attending the dedication of the MCC Church building. Rather strange, I thought, to find these goings on up there instead of here in this metropolis. I can't find a superlative large enough to express what I found there, so I will just say it was great, inadequate, but it will have to do. I want to thank the beautiful people of Dallas in general and my Host, Arthur D., in particular, for a weekend I shall treasure in my memory forever. I feli in love with Arthur immediately as I was introduced to him. He thinks much along the same lines I do and it is always gratifying to meet someone who shares ones thoughts. Its a great ego booster. And now to the main event of the whole affair -- the Reverend Troy Perry. I first heard about this man a few years back when his name came on a TV news broadcast, seems that he had been busted for allowing his body to litter the sacred streets of Hollywood. Subsequently; I have read about him in various places and when his book "The Lord is My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay" came out I bought a copy and read it and wept for him, or perhaps for myself. When he talked about his separation from his wife and family I had just gone through the same experience and I knew full well the pain he had suffered. What about -the man? Well, just that. To sum him up in one phrase--Troy Perry is a man. Anyone who believes that being Gay makes one somewhat less than a man just hasn't met Troy Perry. He is powerful. He has charisma and all the other things he has been accused of having, including good looks. The instant he walks into a room you feel him, even if you don't see him you know he is there. The thing that impressed me most about him is the way he eats. As I stood in the buffet line I glanced over to the table at him and believe thee me he was really putting it away. He eats like he does everything else, with a direct frontal attack. But its small things a man unconsiously does that really reveal his character. Had I observed him taking dainty bits, dabbing his lips after each one, I would have immediately mistrusted him. But watching him attack that plate of food I was sure this man is for real. But of course he had good reason to attack it the way he did. It was superb! Being a professional cook myself, I feel that I am well qualified to judge it thus. A large bouquet of the finest lavender orchids to those who prepared it. I would like to share a few of Peery's remarks with you. 'In the State of California the sex laws are so strict that anything other than the heterosexual, married - man - on - top' missionary position is illegal and if he sould fall out of bed he would break 50 laws before he hit the floor.' "MCC is not a Gay church, it is the Christian church serving the Gay Community. Made the rounds of the Gay businesses in Dallas; notice I didn't say Gay bars, but that's what they were. Joy — J-O-Y ... Jesus first, others second, yourself last. Those thousands of Houstonians who missed it did themselves out of a great weekend. The three of us that went up had a real good time. This is, of course, ONE MAN'S OPINION. Page 7
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