The Alamo will not fall under United Nations control if it is named a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Texas Land commission assured Texans on Wednesday, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
In a statement Wednesday Jerry Patterson, the Texas land commissioner, called rumors that the U.N. might manage the Alamo and other Spanish missions in Texas “horse hockey.”
“The people of Texas own the Alamo now and in the future. Nothing is going to change that,” Patterson said at a gun rights rally at the Alamo on Oct. 19.
George Rodriguez, former president of the San Antonio Tea Party, stirred up rumors in a piece titled ‘The New Battle of the Alamo.‘
Rodriguez said Wednesday that he never stated that the U.N. would take control, but that he merely provided a “cautionary tale.”
“I’m just constantly saying ‘may’ or ‘might,'” he explained. “I’m never once saying that this is going to happen. We need to be aware.”