Show Support for a Welcoming Sterling Heights

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Show Support for a Welcoming Sterling Heights

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Welcoming Michigan started this petition to Sterling Heights Residents & Business Owners

Our hearts were saddened to hear derogatory comments made about Muslim, immigrant, and refugee residents expressed in opposition to a proposed mosque in the city of Sterling Heights. That is not the compassionate, generous, and welcoming spirit we have come to know over the past four years working with so many wonderful Sterling Heights residents and business owners.

We were glad to hear the comments of a resident named Michael who said he was appalled by the reactions of his neighbors in recent weeks: “I find the bigotry, hatred and ignorance on display both tonight and last Thursday to be harmful to the reputation of our city. The Sterling Heights I know is a welcoming and tolerant place and these people and their views is not reflective of the city population at large, who believe and follow the U.S. constitution. This is a house of worship for residents of our city and nothing else. I find it despicable that citizens of the United States are being discriminated against.”

We thank the Sterling Heights Planning Commission members for rejecting inappropriate comments at their recent meeting and as they deliberate the merits of the proposal to build a mosque at 15 Mile & Ryan Road.

Join us in demonstrating that love is greater than hate in the City of Sterling Heights. Show support for your Muslim, immigrant, and refugee neighbors by signing this petition!

If you choose to display your signature on change.org when signing, your signature will be shared with the Sterling Heights City Council & Planning Commission.

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This petition had 533 supporters