It is hard to figure out Lupe Moreno, the notorious Minuteman from Santa Ana. On the one hand she is full of hate for immigrants and gays. On the other she is a self-styled born-again Christian – and she is the current President of the Santa Ana Friends of the Library. In fact you will most likely see her this Friday and Saturday, at the Library’s first Book Sale of the New Year.
Now I am all about forgiving folks for their trespasses – but Moreno is not sorry for her behavior. She relishes what she does. She is proud of it. In fact she was just appointed, a few weeks ago, to the OC GOP Central Committee – where she will ply her hate to much applause.
Just check out the video above. Is that any way that the President of the Friends of the Library should be acting? Really? Throughout the video you can hear Moreno berating the folks visiting the Mexican Consultate’s office, here in Santa Ana. How uncouth!
Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides worked side-by-side with Moreno last year when she took over the Santa Ana 4th of July event. She brought in a truckload of Minutemen, from other cities, and sure enough one of them called one of our residents a “wetback.”
I spoke to Benavides about this when he visited the Orange Juice blog radio show – he said he had no problem working with Moreno. After the show he said that she is a Christian and he feels he must work with everyone. Well, I don’t know how you can work with someone who has so much disdain for so many of the residents of our city.
Benavides disagreed – and he honored Moreno and her cohorts, although the rest of the City Council wisely passed on that opportunity.
Should Moreno be allowed to serve as President of the Friends of the Library? Yes, this is a private organization, but the City of Santa Ana hosts their web page. I really think that she needs to go. If you agree, please click here and let the Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Agency Director, Gerardo Mouet, know how you feel about this!
Here is a bonus video of Moreno behaving badly, yet again: