• Petitioned American Academy of Physician Assistants

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American Academy of Physician Assistants: Cancel Dr. Benjamin Carson's Conference Keynote Address

    1. Travis Sherer
    2. Petition by

      Travis Sherer

      New York, NY

Dr. Benjamin Carson recently compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia. As the leading national professional organization for Physician Assistants and an important voice in healthcare, such a speaker does not represent the core values of non-discrimination that the AAPA and Physician Assistants represent. His invitation to deliver a keynote address at the AAPA national conference should be cancelled immediately.

Sources: video at http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/03/27/ben-carson-on-fox-no-group-be-they-gays-nambla/193282 courtesy of Slate article at http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/03/28/_be_they_gays_be_they_nambla_be_they_people_who_believe_in_beastiality.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/05/johns-hopkins-ceo-says-ben-carson-are-inconsistent-with-university/

 

To:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Cancel Benjamin Carson's keynote address at its national conference

Sincerely,
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    1. SUCCESS! Thanks to all you, Dr. Carson has withdrawn. THANK YOU!

      Travis Sherer
      Petition Organizer
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    2. CNN.com picks up the story

      Travis Sherer
      Petition Organizer

      CNN.com has picked up the story and added to their existing piece on Johns Hopkins. Take a look! http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/10/carson-wont-deliver-johns-hopkins-commencement-address/?iref=allsearch
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      Travis Sherer
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to you for supporting this petition. Without you, our message that disparaging good people by comparing them to bestiality and pedophilia is wrong, hurtful, and can have very real consequences on people's lives is being heard. Please take a moment to spread the word and share the petition with your friends and networks! Much love. :)

    5. Reached 750 signatures
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    7. 100+ already!

      Travis Sherer
      Petition Organizer

      We just hit over 100 signatures in just a few hours from first starting the petition! An amazing milestone. Please continue to share and spread the word and encourage others to sign-on as well. Good luck and thanks again for demonstrating your commitment to equality!!

    8. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Melissa Baird TARPON SPRINGS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Dr Carson has some obvious problems with discrimination.

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    • Karen Ulvang LOVELAND, CO
      • about 1 year ago

      The petition as read is spot on. We need focus on non-discrimination in health-care.

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    • Mary Shaw KINGSTON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      We, as a people, need to be critical thinkers. If we have an opinion, let it be substantiated by facts, not by some personal bias. Carson's profession as a doctor does not mean that every word he says has value.

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    • Lorraine Krasner LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 1 year ago

      Dr. Carson is certainly free to voice his opinion concerning gay marriage, however, it is not necessary to insult and demean people because they do not hold your beliefs.

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    • Rachel Daniels CASSELBERRY, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Anybody stupid enough to conflate consensual sex between adults with the rape of children and animals shouldn't be let within 500 ft. of a scientific convention.

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