The proposal was shot down with a 6-0 vote.
Councilman Garry Gernandt said after the meeting that he was contacted by close to 200 constituents concerning the Murray O’Hair sign, and not a single one was in support.
“They said we should keep religious and state issues separate,” Gernandt said.
Constituents also said that because Murray O’Hair didn’t have ties to Omaha, she shouldn’t be honored here, Gernandt said.
Councilman Franklin Thompson said his constituents also urged him to vote against the sign
“It was too divisive,” Thompson said. “Our streets shouldn’t be used as a political football.”
Zbylut isn’t putting up a fight (nor should he):
Zbylut said he wasn’t surprised by the council’s vote to deny the sign. “These gentleman voted their conscious,” he said. “And what they believe in, I respect.”
(via Fall of Hate)
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