But Avila doesn't hate just Latinos; she hates Muslims, Buddhists and atheists too! All that talk on her website about how our government is based on "biblical principles" is a little fruity; like most Christian fundies, she ignores those parts of the Bible that don't fit into her narrow little worldview—like the part that might seem to command us to love illegal aliens ("The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.") and stuff about selling all you own and giving it to the poor. Her ace work on the Santa Ana Unified School Board—like her insistence on abstinence-only education and her constitutionally illiterate push for prayer in school—is ensuring there will be even more Mexican kids at the end of the day (because they'll all be pregnant, get it?) and that I will have to pray very hard for the Lord Our Judeo-Christian God to take away my sinful urge to smite her. Lady, keep your Jesus off my chocolate.
FOOTNOTE: *n.b.: Please don't try to tell me Avila can't be a bigot because she's a Latina immigrant herself; I get called a self-loathing Jew by OC Weekly letter writers all the time. Well, actually, I just get called "Jew."