From Pastor Michael Byington
Here is a letter that I composed addressing my opposition to President Obama’s transgender directive. Please compose your own letter voicing your opposition and send it to all of your elected officials. Please make your letter cordial and to the point. If you want, you can use this letter as an outline. The compulsion to be politically correct is destroying our culture and our country. WE MUST MAKE A STAND!
(Dear elected official),
Please make a stand against President Obama's directive that mandates public schools to allow children to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their own choosing; and also allows them to play on any sports team they might choose, regardless of their gender. Gender is not an opinion or an emotion; it is a fact. When a child is born he or she is not asked what they feel like; his or her gender is determined based upon physical evidence and then it is noted on the birth certificate. What’s more, if a 19 yr. old can be prosecuted for having consensual sex with a 14 yr. old (the law being based on the idea that a 14 yr. old is not mature enough to understand what is best for them sexually) then doesn't it stand to reason that a 13 yr. old lacks the maturity to make sound decisions concerning sexuality? There are many things that are restricted or prohibited from children because children are not fully developed, physically or emotionally. President Obama’s directive opens the door to a multitude of very dangerous scenarios that could bring a lifetime of negative consequences to all of our children. Eleven states have filed suit against the federal directive. I am asking, for the sake of our kids and our future, please urge Missouri to join with the other states and take every action to stand against this short-sighted directive.
Local legislators are: •Senatorial district 016 - Senator Dan Brown 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 422 Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 751-5713 FAX: (573) 751-0733 Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov •House district 123 - Representative Diane Franklin MO House of Representatives 201 West Capitol Avenue Room 206-B Jefferson City MO 65101 Legislative Assistant: Cole Karr Phone: 573-751-1119 E-Mail: Diane.Franklin@house.mo.gov •U.S. House district 03 - Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer Jefferson City Office 2117 Missouri Boulevard Jefferson City, Mo., 65109 Phone: (573) 635-7232 Fax: (573) 635-8347 Your statewide elected officials are: •Governor Jay Nixon Office of Governor Jay Nixon P.O. Box 720 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 751-3222 •Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder •Secretary of State Jason Kander 600 West Main Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 Main Office: (573) 751-4936 Info@sos.mo.gov •State Auditor Nicole Galloway State Capitol Office State Capitol, Rm 121 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 751-4824 Email: email@example.com •State Treasurer Clint Zweifel Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, PO Box 210, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 751-8533 •Attorney General Chris Koster Missouri Attorney General's Office Supreme Court Building 207 W. High St. P.O. Box 899 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: 573-751-3321 Fax: 573-751-0774 Your US Senators are: •Senator Roy Blunt 260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5721 Fax: (202) 224-8149 2740 B East Sunshine Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: (417) 877-7814 Fax: (417) 823-9662 Senator Claire McCaskill Washington, D.C. 730 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6154 Fax: (202) 228-6326 Springfield 324 Park Central West, Ste. 101 Springfield, MO 65806 Phone: (417) 868-8745 Fax: (417) 831-1349