Recently, Pearland ISD Superintendent John Kelly made some incredibly offensive remarks regarding the LGBT community in the Pearland Journal. It would be one thing if Kelly held political office, but he doesn't. He is a nonpartisan figure, and as such, should not publicly comment on such controversial issues to news outlets. Mr. Kelly's comments were completely uncalled for and inappropriate. There is a time and place for people to voice their opinions on such matters publicly, and this was neither the time nor the place. This petition asks Dr. Kelly to publicly apologize to the community for his incredibly insensitive and offensive remarks. Dr. Kelly's full comment can be found below. Superintendent Dr. John P. Kelly may be reached through Bobbie Dawson, Secretary to the Superintendent, at 281-485-3203 or through email (email@example.com
Dr. Kelly's full comment: "In my personal opinion, this is one more example of unconstitutional interference and social engineering by the federal government. When the Supreme Court re-defined marriage and invented new constitutional rights, the door was opened for re-defining all social norms, now including Executive Branch dictates about bathroom and locker room rules in local schools,” Kelly said. “It is astonishing to watch the flip flop by leaders who 10 years ago strongly endorsed traditional marriage. A hostile vocal minority now rules in America aided by an apathetic, unengaged majority. What’s next? Legalizing pedophilia and polygamy? Unless we return to the Biblical basis on which our nation’s laws were established, we are in serious trouble – and cannot expect God’s continued favor."