A new ad campaign launched Wednesday warned voters in Houston, Texas that they could face up to $5,000 in fines if they object to men using women’s bathrooms under the city’s controversial LGBT “Equal Rights” bathroom ordinance known as Proposition 1 on the ballot in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. The ad, produced by the Family Freedom Fund, a super PAC affiliated with the Family Research Council Action, shows $5,000 in cash being flushed down a toilet, and urges Houston voters to vote “no” on Proposition 1.
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins said that while the ad draws attention to the bathroom issue, voting against Proposition 1 is also about religious liberty. “This ad draws voters’ attention to the fact that if parents — or anyone — dares to block a man from entering a woman’s restroom, they are subject to fines up to $5,000 under Proposition 1,” Perkins said in a statement. “Proposition 1 is about a lot more than even bathrooms. It’s about criminalizing religious liberty. The ordinance also gives the government new grounds to impose punishing fines on bakers, florists, planners, musicians and others who refuse to yield their religious beliefs to this new morality. FULL REPORT