- Kristine BaileyPersonal
- Reggie Jones-SawyerState Representative
Demand the Resignation of Joey Hill, Chief of Staff of Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer
To Assemblyman Reginald Jones Sawyer:
Please sign my petition, and join me in calling for the resignation of Joey Hill.
Several years ago when Isaiah Washington made disparaging remarks about the LGBT Community, there was such a public outcry from this community and their supporters that, despite his most contrite apologies, Mr. Washington was fired from his job on Gray's Anatomy. There was an even greater public outcry against Mel Gibson when he spewed racial epithets against the Jewish Community. Some would even defend the rights of the skin heads, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Nazis to spew their hatred, declaring their right to free speech under the First Amendment. Yet, Joey Hill, the chief of staff for Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, leaves a message on the voicemail of a pastor literally cursing him out, for exercising his First Amendment Rights, comparing him to the orifice in our bodies from which excrement is secreted, and the silence of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is deafening. Shouldn't the staff who work for the Legislature be held to an even higher standard than an actor? I am shocked and disappointed that Joey Hill still has his job.
Are Christians less entitled to their beliefs and also to voice them than the aforementioned other groups? Are we to presume from their silence that the Legislature condones Mr. Hill’s behavior? If so, then I say that we need to clean house. I urge all voters, when you go to the polls this November, if you live in the district of any legislator who has not denounced Mr. Hill's conduct and called for his resignation, to ensure that they are not reelected. May I remind everyone of the words of the great Protestant Pastor MARTIN NIEMÖLLER, who spoke out against Hitler's treatment of the Jews during World War II:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
For everyone who chooses to remain neutral or silent, don't be surprised if when they come for you--and make no mistake about it, if you remain silent, they will come for you--that there is no one left to speak for you.
I reiterate my call for the resignation of Joey Hill. Please click on the link below to hear Joey Hill's vile rant:
CALIFORNIA PASTOR CURSED OUT AT STATE CAPITOL
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Demand the Resignation Joey Hill, Chief of Staff of Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer
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