By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
MEXICO CITY, October 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexican-American movie star Eduardo Verastegui has begun campaigning against California’s homosexual “marriage” law, and is incurring the wrath of Mexican homosexuals as a result.
Following Verastegui’s reported decision to lead the campaign for the Hispanic organization “Viva la Familia” (Long Live the Family) enraged members of “Tri Gay”, Mexico’s self-proclaimed “gay soccer selection” expressed their displeasure against the pro-life, pro-family actor and entertainer.
At a press conference on October 22 in the offices of Mexico’s Secretary of Health, the team denounced Verastegui. The vice-president of Tri Gay, Eduardo Velasquez, tore up a picture of the star.
Calling the action a “message of condemnation of his actions,” Velasquez said that the destruction of the picture was meant “as an act of rejection of all those who promote homophobia” according to Mexico’s El Universal newspaper.
Verastegui’s support of California’s Proposition 8, which would amend California’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman and overturn the judicial activist decision approving homosexual “marriage” in the state, is likely to have a serious impact on the voting in November. “Verastegui is very well known among Latinos for his role in ‘Bella’, and other telenovelas,” noted Maria Ramirez of Viva la Familia.
Verastegui is also participating in advertisements in favor of California’s Proposition 4, which would require parental consent for abortions for minors. Pro-lifers believe that they may narrowly win because of strong Hispanic support for the measure.
Tri Gay, which bills itself as “Mexico’s Gay Soccer Selection,” is composed of homosexual activists who seek to legitimize the homosexual lifestyle in Mexico. They participate in “gay” soccer tournaments including the “Gay-Lesbian World Cup,” and the “World Outgames” (scheduled for 2009 in Denmark).
Although it receives no government funding, Tri Gay was recently named “Embassadors Against Homophobia” by Mexico’s National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS (CENSIDA).
* See Verastegui’s Spanish television ad in favor of Proposition 8
See previous LifeSiteNews report:
California Supreme Court Imposes Homosexual ‘Marriage’ on State