OMAHA, NE – The once looming anti-LGBT Petition drive is now officially in active pursuit of signatures. According to the OWH, the petitions to overturn Omaha’s recently enacted LGBT workplace protections ordinance are now being distributed.
Executive Director of the Omaha Liberty Project, Patrick Bonnett, told the OWH, “We’re confident we’ll get the signatures fairly rapidly. ” Patrick wrote this letter to the churches participating, see it here. The petitioners need 11,400 signatures, less than half what was needed to initiate a recall against Mayor Jim Suttle.
Regardless, the effort to remove protections to one group of people, the same protections granted to all Americans, seems pointless. Especially coming from a group calling themselves the Omaha Liberty Project, run by people constantly screaming about their rights to force religion down everyone else’s throats. On top of that, Christians go to church because they are sinners. Churches used to help the hungry and the homeless, now they fight to rob you of your birthrights. I’d like to say there is already so much sin within the church community itself, where do they get off telling others who aren’t in their own community, that they can’t be protected from harassment, discrimination or persecution because we Queers are sinning? We will have to wait until the second coming to even hear the excuse why homosexuality is the sin above all others that deserves all the hatred, discrimination and even death. Nevermind, that 501c3 organizations aren’t supposed to play major parts in politics.
I’d like to plan a few rallies and call-ins to make sure that potential petition signers know that their information will become public information under Nebraska law if they sign. In the meantime, perhaps it time to discuss making these so called religious organizations pay their fair share?