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.
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,
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.
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.”