Petitions to STOP Tennessee Lawmakers from Victimizing the LGBT Community
I read yet another heartbreaking article about Phillip Parker and the abuse he endured. I cried. It went as far as the church, a pastor, telling him to pray the demons out of him so that he could be straight. Yes. In Tennessee, being gay is demonic. How many more lives will be lost to this sickness that’s being passed off as Tennessee law? How many more LGBT teens will be cornered into suicide as the bigoted, myopic lawmakers continue to endorse and pass legislation that sanctions their abuse, prevents teachers to intervene in the abuse, and completely demonize their existence?
There are petitions already in place to force their hands. There is power in numbers. Here are three petitions that NEEDS to be signed and then massively circulated. There needs to be an overwhelming number of names on these petitions so that we can show them that we will no longer tolerate their intolerance. Reversing, or stopping, these bills will work towards providing protection for the LGBT youth of Tennessee as well as stripping away the power to freely discriminate against the LGBT community, in general.
This petition is to force the Tennessee lawmakers to eliminate the language in the anti-bullying bill that would allow for the bullying of LGBT citizens, teens in particular, as long as it’s done for religious, philosophical, or politic believes. This is a very crucial petition. Sign and share. And, share.
This petition strips away the insanely myopic and bigoted “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Without that bill in place, Phillip Parker may still be alive today. The teachers who wanted to help would’ve been able to do so without breaking the law. Understand: it is illegal for teachers to intervene if an LGBT teen is being abused; it’s illegal for counselors to counsel them! Sign and share. And, share. And, encourage others to share.
This petition is to help protect other LGBT teens in Cheatham County, where Jacob Rogers committed suicide in December. The rules MUST be changed; the laws MUST be reversed. There has to be stronger policies in place to protect the LGBT teens going to school in Tennessee. And, it’s up to all of us, concerned citizens, to push for change. The lawmakers there have already shown that they’d rather see them kill themselves off. Zero tolerance!
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