Now What Happens to All Those Anti-HERO Shirts?
Roberto Ruben takes the pledge of allegiance, and God, very seriously.
"We say that we are, 'Under God,'" Ruben said. "We are under the rules of God. I did not set the rules."
Ruben's shirt read, "For Equal Rights, But Against The Equal Rights Ordinance."
The first thing Ruben pointed out about the HERO is the legislation that allows transgender people to enter bathrooms reserved for the sex they identify with. To Ruben, biology is more important than mindset.
"I feel that I'm the president of the United States of America, but that doesn't make me the president of the United States of America," Ruben said. "Sometimes I feel that I'm a great baseball player, and I don't play. Feelings do not count, so we have to bring it down to reality."
Ruben said the HERO is against the word of God, the constitution and moral values.
That most of the protesters were hispanic, Ruben said, was because hispanics have higher than average moral values. The protesters did not come as a group; they did not come from the same church. Ruben said they were just "raising a common voice."
"This is going to be a domino effect," Ruben said.
Photo by Aaron Reiss