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Call to Courage

106 Signatures Goal: 250

The following signatories call upon the City Council of Greenville, South Carolina, to denounce religion-based bigotry and to oppose by resolution the use of religion to justify social and legal discrimination against Greenville\'s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. Today in the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are victims of religious teachings based on ignorance and fear that are used to deny them full and equal rights and protections under civil law. Religion-based bigotry creates a social environment hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens which incites physical violence against them. The misuse of religion to deny lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens full and equal civil rights has historical precedents, including the use of religion to justify slavery, denying women equality, racial inequality and segregation, and the persecution of religious minorities. The misuse of religion in these historical precedents of oppression, discrimination and violence is recognized today by Americans as misguided, wrong and evil. We submit that the use of religion to do legal and social harm to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens is no less misguided, wrong and evil. Therefore, we call upon the City Council of Greenville, South Carolina, to denounce religion-based bigotry and by resolution oppose the use of religion to justify social and legal discrimination against Greenville\'s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in all official matters that come before it for action. Furthermore, we resolve to work for the end to all expressions of religion-based bigotry in our community and to oppose all legal and social discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. By signing this petition I confirm my residence as being within Greenville, South Carolina city limits.

Sponsor

Faith In America South Carolina Equality Coalition

Links

http://www.faithinamerica.info/ http://www.seanslastwish.com/ http://www.scequality.org/

Comment

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Signatures

  • 8 years ago
    Theodore F. Mayer DDS United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Roger A. Sneed United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Kristen Whaley United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    john muller United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Barbara Clardy United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    John R Costello United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Gary Wright United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Benjamin Clark United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Julie Peck United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Robert Valimont United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Kathleen M. Kopitsky United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Nicole Mendoza United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Ray Tutaj Jr United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    William Smith United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    crystal brown United States
    8 years ago
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