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

•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  

•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 

•State Auditor Nicole Galloway
 State Capitol Office
 State Capitol, Rm 121
 Jefferson City, MO 65101
 Phone: (573) 751-4824

•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


324 Park Central West, Ste. 101 
 Springfield, MO 65806
 Phone: (417) 868-8745
 Fax: (417) 831-1349