Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Looking Like the Enemy--the Creepy Feeling when People think Ricardo Lara's pic is mine

Ricardo Lara is a chubby Latino from southern California who wants to put Christian colleges out of business. He's gay. He represents Bell, California, that place full of corruption where the officials were wildly overpaid. (See here.) His latest scheme is Senate Bill 1146, which would force Christian colleges to drop any requirements that students live chaste lifestyles, attend religious services, or learn the Bible, because, according to Lara, these types of things discriminate against LGBTs who may want to go to Christian colleges without being reminded that Christianity forbids sodomy.

So in other words, Ricardo Lara isn't someone who shares a lot with me in terms of viewpoints. But someone pointed out to me that he does share my black hair, skull shape, facial bone structure, bushy eyebrows, dimples, and build. And upon close examination, by golly, there is something to this. I understand why several people thought I was posting pictures of myself when I was posting articles about Lara on Facebook and pics of the state senator were automatically attached. Here are a few side by sides:


Which one's Lopez and which one's Lara?

a.

b.


2. Which of these is a chaste Southern Baptist, and which is a homosexual Democrat?

a.


b.

3. Which of these is an elected official from Bell, and which is a professor from the San Fernando Valley?

a.

b.


4. Which of these two men wants to share the good news of Christianity, and which of these two men wants to put Christianity out of business in California?

a.

b.

Just to give you some background history, in the late 1990s, when I was a lot thinner, I was repeatedly mistaken for Andrew Cunanan, the gunman who killed Gianni Versace:


So I have a history of being confused with other notorious brown people. But most importantly, I am not Ricardo Lara, and I have this message for him: