Flagstaff Tea Party Circulates Petition Against Civil Rights Ordinance

By Flagstaff Independent Press Staff

The Flagstaff Tea Party has launched a petition campaign against a proposed Civil Rights Ordinance for the City of Flagstaff.  The ordinance is scheduled to be voted on by the Flagstaff City Council on February 19th.

Tonight, Rich Mihalik, President of the Flagstaff Tea Party sent out the following email to the Flagstaff Tea Party mailing list urging members to sign a petition against the ordinance. The email reads:

“Special rights for homosexuals is back up for vote February 19th at 6:00pm at City Hall. 

Even though absolutely no evidence has been presented that in a town of over 60,000 people there is harm being done that needs a law.

It comes down to forcing businesses and residents in Flagstaff to accept the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual lifestyle.  They will be given special rights according to their chosen sexual behavior.

If you disagree with this ordinance, please sign this petition!

Don’t Force Flagstaff

Sign the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dontforceflagstaff/

Forward this to your contacts who agree we do not need or want this ordinance.

Rich Mihalik

President of the Flagstaff Tea party-ROCN”

The surprisingly insensitive comment saying “…according to their chosen sexual behavior.” Is sure to cause more fireworks in what has proven to be a very emotional issue.

The text of the petition is below:

“City of Flagstaff Council, 

The City of Flagstaff is once again considering giving special rights to homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people in Flagstaff, AZ. 

This ordinance is solely to force Flagstaff businesses and residents to accept the GLTB lifestyle and practices. 

No evidence has been offered up that would warrant the creation of a law to protect against something in which no harm has been shown.

In a town of over 65,000 residents there has not been any significant evidence provided that we need to provide special protections for homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people. 

It can only be assumed therefore. this is being done to force businesses and residents to accept the GLTB lifestyles and actions.

We therefore request that you do your duty to represent ALL members of Flagstaff by NOT creating an ordinance to force us to accept their lifestyle. You hold your position to manage our resources for those areas in which we all need and would benefit from, such as public safety and public infrastructure.  You are not there to mold social agendas and doing so is an abuse of your power.”


5 thoughts on “Flagstaff Tea Party Circulates Petition Against Civil Rights Ordinance

  1. The fact that I can be fired because I’m gay and that offends my boss’s private religious or personal views is complete and utter bullshit. I’m only asking for the same right that you enjoy on the basis of your own ethnicity, sex, disability, origin, or religion (meaning your boss can’t fire you because you go to the wrong worship service, not the other way around).

    I think it’s really funny and telling how the Tea Party only cares about liberty and freedom when it applies to them and Da GUBAMINT, but when it come to persona privacy and the workplace for everyday people they see it as a crutch for the takers.

  2. Why is it ok for this man to circulate a petition claiming there is no evidence of discrimination against LGBT people when there is plenty of evidence? If he has to lie to persuade people to sign a petition, he is simply proving that discrimination is out there.

  3. Once again, it shows their narrow view of the world. If you can be fired from your job and thrown out of your apartment just for being gay, then YES discrimination does exist. Obviously, this man has no experience with this.

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