Democrats in Texas have filed a total of eight bill supporting and protecting LGBTQ rights. But it appears that the leader of a hate group that opposes those bills has an ex-wife that left him for another woman.
Jonathan Saenz is the president of Texas Values, a vocal and the states leading anti-gay group. Texas Values has been falsely claiming that the bills will “ban the Bible” and threaten Christians with fines and possible jail time.
The only problem with that theory is that the bills don’t mention Christianity or the Bible and laws that exist in several states don’t ‘ban’ the Bible or throw Christians in jail.
However, Saenz’s anti-gay hate group continues to push its conservative Christian hatred against gay people, and this might have to do with his ex-wife.
Saenz’s wife Corrine in 2011 divorced him to be with another woman, Ercilia Pardes, a former co-worker.
Saenz accused Corrine of having an extra-marital affair and during the divorce proceedings, he tried to ban Paredes from being in the courtroom. Saenz also went a step further by unsuccessfully trying to have Corrine placed in jail when she refused to undergo a psychological evaluation.
In court documents, Corrine said her marriage was “insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities,” adding that their conflict “destroys the legitimate ends of marriage and prevents reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”
Corrine and Saenz eventually settled their divorce through mediation.
Saenz has continued to state that same-sex marriage is similar to incest and that he supports “ex-gay” therapy for kids. It is also dangerous to allow trans people to use public bathrooms and being gay is a “dangerous and risky sexual activity that can fiercely jeopardize a person’s well-being.” He also helped overturn Houston’s pro-LGBTQ city ordinance protection in 2015.
We can only hope that his ex-wife is happy and maybe she has found someone that isn’t a “nut job.”