LIBERTY HILL––Local citizens protested at a city council meeting as Mayor Liz Branigan issued a proclamation declaring June as “LGBTQ pride month.”

The proclamation by Branigan outlined how “Liberty Hill is a loving, supporting community,” and as a result, “the mayor proclaims the month of June as Pride month in Liberty Hill.”

Indeed, mayors of rural towns across the state have issued “pride” proclamations this month.

However, Liberty Hill citizens vehemently denounced the proclamation––calling it “unbiblical.”

“What you’ve done today is a slap in the face to every Christian in Liberty Hill,” John Jernigan, a citizen of the community for more than 20 years, told the Liberty Hill City Council. “You made this proclamation before anybody could say anything against it.”

Liberty Hill held a city council meeting Wednesday where several concerned citizens publicly commented on the proclamation while many more stood in the audience.

The main message: The citizens of Liberty Hill will not support the affirmation of LGBT ideology.

“Pride is the root of many problems we are facing today,” Marcia Watson, Director of Citizens Defending Liberty of Williamson County, told the council. “Citizens Defending Liberty in Williamson County renounce all Pride in Jesus’ name.”

Meanwhile, in nearby Leander, Watson and Citizens Defending Liberty in Williamson County, plan to voice their dissent in a city council meeting Thursday night to another “pride” proclamation.

Matthew DeLaCruz

Matthew DeLaCruz is a Cedar Park native and is a sophomore journalism and mass communications major at Abilene Christian University. Matthew is a summer writing fellow at Texas Scorecard and loves bringing relevant stories to citizens. When he is not writing, you can catch Matthew lifting weights, playing basketball and eating ice cream with his friends.