Lawmakers BOYCOTT this year's {and next year's} National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by Homophobes

Lawmakers BOYCOTT this year's {and next year's} National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by Homophobes

    1. Barbara Tomlinson
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Tomlinson

      Seattle, WA

Every year, the first Thursday of February {this year, on Feb. 4th}, the President, members of his Cabinet, members of Congress, and invited foreign dignitaries and persons of power, attend in Washington D.C., the National Prayer Breakfast. Altho tokenly "hosted" by members of Congress, this Prayer Breakfast {at which major Wheelers and Dealers meet to Wheel and Deal Internationally}; is actually sponsored by a Religious group known as The Family, or "The C Street Gang". {For Reference: see the book by Jeff Sharlet, "C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy".}

Well, let's leave aside for the moment, the fact that this is a GROSS violation of the Separation of Church and State, as set forth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution! Also the fact that, this "C Street Gang" has been involved in some very questionable financial activities, and sex scandals, which I am sure you can google and look up even if you don't read the book.....

Leaving all that aside, here is the REAL shocker. Last year, members of The Family, who also practice a very Fundamentalist form of "Christianity", they CLAIM {altho all the Christians that *I* ever knew, would deny it!};  went over to UGANDA, where they have co-religionists who are ALSO members of The Family {which is International}. AT THE FAMILY'S URGING, one of their members, DAVID BAHATI, introduced to the Ugandan Parliament, the {now-notorious-among-LGBT people} ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL; which, among other provisions, envisages DEATH BY HANGING, the Death Penalty, for something called "Aggravated Homosexuality". {Since The Family was clearly LOSING the fight against social acceptance and Equality of LGBT people, in Europe and the U.S., they envision getting a huge anti-Gay wave to re-stigmatize homosexuality, started in AFRICA.......}

Well, last year, at the National Prayer Breakfast attended by President Obama, he as well as Secretary of State Clinton, DENOUNCED this horrendous bill; and, this year, David Bahati was UN-INVITED {oh wow!} from the National Prayer Breakfast. But, THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.

THIS year, and following years, the President, members of his Cabinet {heads of Departments like State and Defense., etc.}, and all Democratic Party members in Congress; should BOYCOTT THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST; as a SMART POLITICAL MOVE! Leave the Prayer Breakfast to the Bigots, the Homophobes, the TeaPartiers, and any other Republicans FOOLISH enough to attend! There are a LOT more LGBT people, and, especially, Friends and Relatives, Co-workers, Sympathizers, and Human Rights Advocates, than there are Blind Bigots -- who by this bold act of the President, will be shown just how far off-the-track they really are! A sure Win-Win situation, for both Boycotting Democrats, and LGBT people!

So sign the Petition, tell your friends, and you might also write to the President, and to your Members of Congress, Senators and Representatives, individually, if they are Democrats! {Or call them, or e-mail them. Easy enough to do!}  {U.S. Senate, Washington D.C. 20510;  U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C. 20515}

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