Texas Capitol accepts Leftwing exhibits but not conservative?

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Want another reminder of how nasty it has become in the Texas Capitol?

“On Monday, the State Preservation Board rejected a request by the Texas Pastor Council to display signs with conservative messages inside the Texas Capitol as lawmakers debated privacy protection language,” reported the Texas Scorecard.

The State Preservation Board which runs the Capitol Complex denied a request sponsored by state Rep. Briscoe Cain to install a pro-privacy exhibit with “signs on easels with phrases ‘Pass Them All.’ ‘Daughters over Dollars,’ and ‘Privacy over Predators.’”

The request “which aimed to “bring attention to local anti-discrimination ordinances that allow men in women’s restrooms” failed to pass the public purpose test [the preservation board uses] because it promotes a specific issue or viewpoint,” the Texas Scorecard reported.

However, just the week before, “the Capitol was filled with signs opposing the passage of privacy protection legislation, all bearing the message “#YallMeansAll.”

However, just the week before, “the Capitol was filled with signs opposing the passage of privacy protection legislation, all bearing the message “#YallMeansAll.” In a brazen display of hypocrisy, those left-wing signs were approved by the Preservation Board– a point made by Reverend Dave Welch, the head of the Texas Pastor Council,” according to Cary Cheshire.

“By allowing opponents of the Privacy bill to speak through their signs but not the Texas Pastor Council, the State has engaged in viewpoint discrimination. This is something the First Amendment does not tolerate. Furthermore, the reason given by the State, that the signs are “overtly political”, reveals the State’s bias against speech it disagrees with. This has been a trend nationally for some time, but it’s particular concerning to see it happen in the Lone Star State,” Representative Cain said.

Nasty. Sounds ripe for a lawsuit to me.

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