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Protest Gov. Rick Perry's Inappropriate and Hateful Prayer Rally & the AFA' on Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies
Time: August 6, 2011 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Dallas City Hall
Organized By: Jessica Chong, MarySue Foster
Protest Gov. Rick Perry's Inappropriate and Hateful Prayer Rally
Dallas, Texas, August 6, 2011
from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Dallas City Hall
This is a peaceful demonstration in front of Dallas City Hall to protest "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis," an event initiated, endorsed, and promoted by Texas Governor Rick Perry and the American Family Association.
For those who are not yet aware of the AFA's attitude on gays and transgender people, please experience this: Youtube
Anyone who values the separation of Church and State is welcome to join-- non-theists, non-Christians, Christians. Please be aware that we are NOT trying to convert or mock anybody's religion. We are also not trying to prevent the prayer event from happening. If it doesn't happen, we will have no picket. This is about a picket, not an effort to stop an event from happening.
Four reasons to protest:
1. The event itself is being promoted by Gov. Perry in his official capacity as an elected official.
2. Gov. Perry has repeatedly and proudly violated church/state separation on several issues, all throughout his time as our governor.
3. The prayer event is being endorsed by the American Family Association, which is considered to be a hate group. Lately, the AFA has thrown out so much hate speech against gays, Muslims and state/church separationists.
4. I don't believe that any of the other 49 states' governors, whom Perry invited to his rally, are as devoted to flaunting their disregard for the diversity in their respective states' populations. This is while our state budget is in a mess, public education is underfunded, and our most popular politicians are riding on a wave of popularity, such that they can easily avoid any responsibility for explaining themselves and their actions to the public.
For more information about this demonstration, please contact:
Jessica Chong (817) 495–3993 or
MarySue Foster (972) 741–1592
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, visit our Facebook Page
For more info or to RSVP: http://dallastaa.ning.com/events/event/show?id=2352402%3AEvent%3A12477&xgi=2UK1yeuzwizgyM&xg_source=msg_invite_event
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