Is Rebecca Hamilton for Judge playing both sides of the fence for votes?
Florida You Judge emailed judicial candidate Rebecca Hamilton on August 8, 2018 to inquire about the endorsement / support of two diametrically opposed communities, Christian / LGBT. On July 24, 2018, the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas (a not for profit LGBT organization who fully support the right of same sex person to marry) endorsed Rebecca Hamilton. Christian TV personality, who opposes same sex marriage also supports Hamilton. Do they each know about Hamilton’s true position on this issue?
Hamilton just recently appeared on a popular Christian evangelical television show, Homekeepers, and was interviewed by its host, Arthelene Rippy. Rippy has made her views about same sex marriage very clear on Facebook. Rippy is against same sex marriage.
Ms. Rippy, after recently interviewing Ms. Hamilton and discussing their shared faith during the show, went on to state that Rebecca had her vote. “SHE HAS MY VOTE”
In the FYJ’s email to Hamilton, FYJ inquired whether Hamilton espoused Ms Rippy’s stance on gay marriage? FYJ also inquired from her that if she did not espouse such a view did Ms. Rippy know and whether Hamilton would be willing to publicly denounce it. Crickets. Hamilton was also asked if she did espouse Rippy’s view, did the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas know as it runs counter to their mission. How does Hamilton reconcile wishing to receive the endorsement of these two communities which are contrary to each other in mission and purpose? This candidate has chosen not to respond to this blog’s inquiry.
Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas mission statement:
Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County is devoted to advancing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. As a Democratic organization, SDPC will work with the Democratic Party and support fair-minded Democratic leaders and candidates who support our mission.”
Should this candidate choose to make clear her position on this point regardless of the fallout of offending one of these communities, FYJ will amend this post to include her clear and public statement on this in order that an appearance/question of whether she is playing both sides of the fence to win votes is erased.
5 Minute Video Excerpt of Rebecca Hamilton and the other candidate in the race, Evan Frayman.