Target: Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern
Goal: Stop abusive attempts to legalize discrimination against LGBT people.
Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern is at the helm of three blatantly homophobic an unconstitutional bill all designed to oppress LGBT people. This is the same woman who has said that gay people are more of a threat to America than terrorism, a statement that is hateful in many ways.
The first two bills are evil but, unfortunately, are not shocking, because they contain forms of discrimination that the LGBT community has faced many times in the past. Essentially, the first would make it illegal to use tax dollars towards same-sex marriage. This bill would render it impossible for a same-sex couple to get married, because any clerk who would attempt to recognize the marriage would lack the funds to do so. The second would make discrimination legal, blatantly saying that a business owner may refuse their services to a member of the LGBT community or organization because of their religious beliefs.
The third bill, however, is the most horrific one of all. The “Freedom to Obtain Conversion Therapy Act” would make the deadly act of conversion therapy legal. Any adult would be able to force their child into the horrific brainwashing that cause so many such as Leela Alcorn to take their own lives. Children need love, support, and affection. We cannot allow so many to be pushed into a life where they feel broken, dirty, and unwanted, and are forced to suppress who they are.
Conversion therapy is child abuse and the discrimination of gay people is horrific and ignorant. Kern cannot be allowed to continue thinking that she is doing what is right. Please sign this petition and tell her to stop spreading hate and instead to help the people of her state and of America.
Dear Representative Kern,
In the past, whether or not same-sex marriage should be legal was a heated debate. However, our country has begun rapidly legalizing it state by state, showing that the vast majoriuty of our citizens have realized how antiquated and bigoted their anti-gay views were. Unfortunately, you and your state have defied there progressive mindsets and are trying to push three bills that are incredibly homophobic.
I believe that what you are attempting to do to the people and the children of your state is appalling. Whatever your personal beliefs may be, you are a politician and it is your job to do what is best for the citizens of Oklahoma. Attempting to legalize the discrimination of an entire group of people is not only unconstitutional, but it is also an act of hatred and cruelty.
Please reconsider pushing all three of your anti-gay people bills. These bills are acts of homophobia and discrimination, and I urge you to change your opinions on what is really threatening this country. You cannot simply condemn an entire group of people, and you cannot legalize child abuse such as conversion therapy. Do not allows these bills to continue.
[Your Name Here]
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