Jose Moreno announced LGBTQ endorsement; then why is he allowing IEs from an anti-Gay millionaire to benefit his campaign

Dr. Jose F. Moreno, (c) 2014, (Photo: Dan Chmielewski)

Dr. Jose F. Moreno, (c) 2014, (Photo: Dan Chmielewski)

Dr. Jose F. Moreno is running for Anaheim City Council in District 3 against Jordan Brandman, an incumbent council member who is openly gay.  Moreno announced via email he had received an important endorsement from HONOR PAC, a non-partisan group that focuses attention of the LGBTQ Latino/Latina communities.  And as this announcement came across my email, I received a copy of a 496 IE report from Howard Ahmanson, a millionaire who spearheaded the “Yes on 8” effort to ban gay marriage.

Ahmanson is a believer in gay conversion therapy.  Do the folks at HONOR PAC know Moreno is getting financial support from one of their biggest haters?

Here’s the report:

Moreno IEs from gay-basher Ahmanson

Moreno IEs from gay-basher Ahmanson

And here’s Moreno’s announcement:

It is with great pleasure HONOR PAC announces its endorsement of Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3,” states Mario Ceballos, President of HONOR PAC. “Like all of our endorsements this decision we did not come by lightly.” 

“Dr. Moreno has demonstrated his strong leadership and advocacy, empowering the Latina(o) and LGBTQ communities, and we believe that as an Anaheim City Council Member he will continue to advance progressive policies in support of HONOR PAC’s mission. We look forward to working with Dr. Moreno to ensure that all LGBTQ Anaheim residents, regardless of immigration status, receive the same treatment, respect, opportunity, and protection afforded to any other resident of this great city.”

In addition to receiving HONOR PAC’s endorsement, I am pleased to have the support of many Orange County LGBTQ Leaders and Activists:

Eric Altman Ann Cameron Denise Penn Hans Johnson Laura Kanter Jeff LeTourneau Onassis “Oni” Yumul Dean Mancina Hugh “Damien” Nguyen Bob Tucker Duy Nguyen-Amigo Justin Nguyen-Amigo ∙ 

Kevin O’Grady Audrey Prosser Angel Van Stark 

Thanks to the decades-long efforts of organizations like HONOR PAC, leaders and activists of the LGBTQ community, we have made great strides in seeking equality for Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexual and Transgenders, but there is still much work to be done — too many on a daily basis, right here in Orange County, continue to face discrimination in employment, in housing, in healthcare, in education and who they choose to love.  Our Latina/Latino LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters are particularly disenfranchised. As your Councilmember, I will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Orange County LGBTQ community to promote policies that embody a culture of kindness, fairness, and opportunity for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Anaheim!

With appreciation and gratitude,

Dr. Jose F. Moreno


Anaheim City Council District 3


File this one under WTF?




  18 comments for “Jose Moreno announced LGBTQ endorsement; then why is he allowing IEs from an anti-Gay millionaire to benefit his campaign

  1. David Vasquez
    October 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Jeez, one would think that Jeff Letourneau would feel a little hypocritical, being the staunch LGBT “activist” he claims to be. After all, this is a guy who said “He called me a Fa66ot, I called him an ambulance ” (albeit with a much younger, stronger model).

    On the other hand, perhaps Ahmanson will donate some of the leftover cash on converting Jeff, Oni, Jordan, Julio etc…. in to “normal” humans!

    What a bunch of hypocrites!

    • October 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Jeff led a party effort to demand Robert Hammond’s resignation from the OC Board of Education for Hammond’s use of the word “sodomite.” What Ahmanson has done is far worse.

  2. Jeff LeTourneau
    October 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Well well welll. The newly elected DPOC Central committee member Dan C has once again written an article throwing the Party endorsed candidate under the bus. As anyone in politics knows, there can be NO knowledge solicitation or coordination with any I.E. . You know this well but are trying to say that Dr Moreno has solicited Ahmanson’s support, again, no integrity!! I would imagine that whatever Ahmonson does with his contribution, it is based on his long standing and well known hatred of corporate looting to the tune of nearly a BILLION dollars in the last four years led by Jordan Brandman.

    And by the way.. Thanks for spreading the word about this huge endorsement. One candidate, Jordan , has lived his life in the closet for the last forty years, has contributed and worked for nothing for the LGBTQ community except for the well timed motion to fly the LGBTQ flag at City Hall. The other candidate , Dr. José F Moreno, is a previously undocumented immigrant who graduated from Harvard, is the president of Los Amigos and has spent nearly his entire life working in the social justice movement! It is not a coincidence that he received the Honor PAC endorsement over the gay candidate and that Equality California although endorsing Billy Joe in an OC school board race, chose not to support an openly gay Council Member.

    • October 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      I didn’t say Moreno solicited the IE. He ought to reject it. If you’re ok with it, say so. Or condemn Ahmanson’s IEs…if YOU have any integrity

    • October 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Jeff, you yourself said everyone’s journey to coming out is their own. Jordan is 36. I’m not sure what age you became aware of your sexuality, but I was like 12. So perhaps Jordan’sjourney began 24-26 years ago, not 40. Would you have the same criticism of Bao Nguyen who came out shortly before Jordan? I don’t know of anything significant Bao did for the LGBTQ community prior to this year. Or do you only reserve venom for Jordan?

  3. David Vasquez
    October 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I bet Bao Ngyuen would have the balls to REFUSE this kind of contribution and LOUDLY disclaim it. I don’t believe Joe Moreno has that much integrity. We’ll see.

  4. David Vasquez
    October 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Sorry, for the double post, I just saw Letourneau’s response, to which I’ll say BULLSHIT!

    Jeff, Jose Moreno is not restricted ONE bit from shouting out:


    You and phony internet commenters like Greg’s pony pool are a double standard bearers. If Jose Moreno had any balls he would (at the very least) speak out against this.

    BTW, would it change your mind if the meal you enjoyed recently at Jose’s fundraiser was provided by a reasturaunt who denied service to a same sex couple? If they REFUSED to cater a young gay couple based on religious grounds, or would you just dismiss that as “Oh, it’s just a fundraiser”? Where does it stop Jeff? If two Homosexuals are beaten in front of him, and Jose does nothing…………Oh that’s OK.


    PS- Anybody ever ask old man “bankbook” Tait on his views on homosexuality

  5. Howard H
    October 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Jeff is selectively outraged on homophobes. Glad he didn’t become Party chair. The Truman dinner would be a BBQ in his backyard as donors dry up.

  6. Henry Lipton
    October 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm


    I thought Jeff stood for something.
    He appears to be just another stooge for the left who are happy to exploit him and his off center veiws.

    What a TERRIBLE thing to waste all that breathe and then shut down, when Jose accepts beating homosexuals into submission is acceptable.


    • October 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

      I’m amazed by the sheer number of Henry Liptons that exist in the blogosphere. This one clearly isn’t Paul’s imaginary friend.

  7. Linda
    October 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Moreno lacks moral integrity and is showing he will do whatever it takes to benefit him . Mr Moreno attempted to use his title, clout and influence to reduce the sentence of his brother in law who was convicted of long -term domestic violence . Moreno’s family continued to harass the victims after the verdict … he’s come so left winged in his ideas to realize what is right . Got to wonder how any class of citizens or values would be represented by him

    • October 29, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Interesting charge. Do you have any links to prove this?

    • David Vasquez
      October 30, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      It’s not like Tait has a great track record, when it comes to associating with big guys smackin’ their wives around, remember “one punch” Doug?

      Hey, I got an idea, maybe Greg and Cynthia can apologize on Tait’s behalf, for the Pettibone error, not speaking out against his friend and BIGOT Howard Ahmanson, thinks he can hypnotize/beat/electro-shock guys like Jeff LeTourneu, Bao Ngyuen, Jordan Brandman and Julio Perez into being “NORMAL”.
      That might be asking too much, but, I can not believe the COWARDICE OF JEFF, WHO USUALLY engages in such debates.
      Lastly, the CATER twins could apologize on Tait’s behalf for Mark Lopez’s LIES and wishy-washiness.

      I know, I know, the only guy Greg speaks for is……Brian!

  8. David Vasquez
    November 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Regarding tonights City Council meeting in Anaheim, I fully expect to hear Jeff LeTournea stand up and speak out against Jose Moreno accepting donations/IE’s from the bigot Howard Ahmanson. Go get ’em Jeff. Show us you stand for Gay Rights!

  9. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Does Mr. Diamond believe the Disney SOAR PAC coordinates with Brandman but Moreno doesn’t coordinate with Tait’s anti-gay Buddy Howard?

  10. David Vasquez
    November 4, 2016 at 11:37 am


    Did you receive the latest Henry “Paul” Lipton missive regarding Dr. Moreno? OUCH!

    It looks like it was sent to the Central Committee, Honor PAC and some state party people. It has some pretty explicit language and hard hitting points that should make the Moreno-bots mighty uncomfortable.

    If I can get a copy, I will forward.

  11. Paul's Abused Dog
    November 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Isn’t Paul Lucas still in jail? Meth possession right?

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