An audio recording in which San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan
calls gays “disgusting” was released on Thursday.
The recording was made by James Stevens, an aide who quit this
San Antonio Express-News acquired the recording, which was
made on May 21 in Chan's City Hall Office.
In the recording, Chan and her staff are heard discussing a
proposed gay-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance and how Chan can
oppose the measure without appearing to “beat up anybody.”
“You know, to be quite honest, I know this is not politically
correct,” Chan is heard saying. “I never bought in that you are
born, that you are born gay. I can't imagine it.”
“This is my philosophy, guys. Whatever you want to do in your
bedroom is none of my business, but do not impose your view on other
people, especially becoming policy … because personally, I think
it's just disgusting just to even think about. All the definitions.”
Later she adds that she doesn't “think homosexual people should
do adoption. They should be banned by adoption.”
“How terrible. … They're [the adopted children] going to be
confused. You see two men go into a bedroom. You see two women
kissing. Is that not confusing? It's confusing.”
“It is actually, what you call, suggestive, for the kids to be
corrupt, which is against nature. I'm telling you, anything that is
against nature is not right.”
When asked about her comments, Chan said that she had not heard
“We talk [about] a lot of things in the staff meetings, so I
wanted to know also under what context,” she said.
A spokesman for Chan refused to comment on the “alleged
recording” when asked by The Huffington Post.