Vote Peter Palumbo out of office, or have him resign.
  • Petitioned Peter G. Palumbo

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Peter G. Palumbo

Vote Peter Palumbo out of office, or have him resign.

    1. Michael Calhoun
    2. Petition by

      Michael Calhoun

      Streetsboro, OH

     Peter Palumbo, a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, has publicly supported ignoring the constitution and posting religious prayers in public schools, and has taunted sixteen year-old student Jessica Alquist, the plaintiff in a case to fight the illegal practice.
     A banner with a prayer to a "heavenly father" ending in "amen" has rightly been ruled unconstitutional in court on the grounds of violating the separation of church and state.
     Peter Palumbo has said in an interview on 99.7 WPRO, (http://630wpro.com/Article.asp?id=2371375&spid=18074) a Rhode Island news radio station that if the city of Cranston does not challenge the case that the prayer banner be removed from Cranston West High School he will fight it, which could further waste tax payer money to appeal to have the banner kept hanging in the public high school.
     The ACLU filed the case because the school refused to remove the banner after an anonymous Cranston citizen asked it to be removed. Because of Jessica's previous interest in the school board's decision in removing the banner the ACLU asked Jessica if she would be the plaintiff for the case against the school. During the interview with WPRO, Peter Palumbo called Jessica, an "evil little thing" and a "pawn-star" saying she is being "trained" by "evil people", also claiming that she will "ask for money" from the city.
     This sort of behavior; supporting religious dogma above the U.S. constitution, potentially wasting taxpayer money to support the illegal practice of posting religious prayers in public schools, and slandering members of the community, is unacceptable of a public official, and Peter G. Palumbo should be voted for removal from office, or should honorably resign from his position.
    In order to vote him out of office, we must gain the support of voters in the Cranston Rhode Island area, and show them that there are people outside of Rhode Island that want Palumbo removed from office.

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    1. Popularity slow-down.

      Michael Calhoun
      Petition Organizer

      Unfortunately the unpopularity of this petition has either proven to me peoples' indifference to political bigots, or it has shown me the laziness of the secular community. The petition will end in a few weeks, and we did not even break 1000 signatures. I mistakenly thought that Peter Palumbo's actions against a 16 year old girl would be reason enough to simply sign a petition. Given the popularity Jessica's story gathered and the amount of wishes for Palumbo's removal, the petition seemed appropriate. This truly is a disappointment.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. The latest article on Palumbo's bigotry!

      Michael Calhoun
      Petition Organizer

      Michael Stone has written a couple of articles on the examiner regarding the backlash Jessica has been receiving, and now about Palumbo and his demeaning comments. Let all your friends that values the constitution, who support Jessica, and who hate government sanctioned religion know about this petition!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Melissa Smithfield BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      This man is an embarrassment to real Christians everywhere! Very un-Christ-like of him!

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    • donald tower PARK CITY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      everyone has a right to their opinion but an elected official must uphold the constitution regardless of his own religious views. . secondly, can you imagine what the reaction that would have been had palumbo said the same thing about african americans or jews?

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    • Erin Meilinger OAK PARK, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I know I am not in the area, but I hope you get enough support to remove this embarrassment from office.

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    • John Kirkland BRISTOL, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Shame on you for bullying a 16 year old girl.

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    • Adrian Rainbow BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This is bullying plain and simple, fat retard should stop eating and start thinking.

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