Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Call Sullivan Co Mayor Steve Godsey and demand he apologize for attacking the NBA's Jason Collins for coming out!
is reporting that Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey used a National
Day of Prayer event to preach against the NBA's Jason Collins for coming
out and against President Obama for calling to congratulate Collins.
Mayor Godsey said,
Mayor Steve Godsey from the
Sullivan Co website
" It really and truly just irritates me to the point I
just, you know ... on the TV all week long we are celebrating an NBA
player coming out as a devout homosexual and him getting a call from the
president of the United States — the most free ... God bestowed more
grace on this country than any other country in the world. And yet we
have a president that calls and congratulates and commends a guy (as if)
he’s a national hero for coming out of the closet, per se. How
disgraceful is that?"
Our public officials should serve all their citizens including gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens and their allies. Mayor
Godsey's comments were an attempt to pit Evangelical Christians against
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied people. He should
apologize and make sure everyone knows he is there to serve everyone.
Call his office and demand that he apologize for attacking Jason Collins for having the courage to come out and tell him that Sullivan County government should serve all citizens, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies.