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OCCJ anti-bias campaign targets Oklahoma lawmakers

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Oklahoma lawmakers may be some of the most regressive, bigoted lawmakers in the nation.

Tulsa World

The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice last week sent out a letter to its 1,565-member mailing list asking people to tell their state legislators they are concerned about anti-gay and anti-Muslim rhetoric by state officials.

The letter campaign is an apparent response to comments made by state Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, in which he called Islam a cancer in American society, and by Gov. Mary Fallin, who has made statements suggesting that same-sex marriage does not represent Oklahoma values.

“We do not believe the anti-Muslim and anti-gay statements made by some members of the Oklahoma Legislature represent the majority of Oklahomans’ beliefs. Nor do they reflect the true meaning behind ‘Oklahoma values,’ ” OCCJ president Jayme Cox said in the letter.

In an interview, Cox said: “When all the anti-Muslim rhetoric came out, we were concerned about the safety and well-being of our Muslim friends. We wanted to make sure our elected officials were paying attention. … We didn’t feel that enough was being done.”

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  • HSkol

    Me too! I think you’re as slender as C-3PO.

  • HSkol

    YES!

    Did you change the photo to simply make my prior reply to you look as if I were insane? Oh crap, where are my meds? Where are my meds?

    😉

  • El Cid

    It is best to speak for yourself for than you would have the full picture and be a better witness and judge.

    All else is hearsay unless you can produce an intact record of evidence. And remember it is also a sin to bear false witness.

    It is best to leave it there unless you have a personal charge against me. The Hindoo stalker and abuser is not your business. Don’t soil your hands with filth.

    He should be grateful that thanks to Cyberspace he has two intact legs.

    Again, I am requesting you to leave it be. He is not worthy of your defense and your concern. A Muslim lady like you should be above his kind. He is not worthy of you.

    And unless you have proof of anything against me please let it be. Thank you.

    Peace be with you and your family.

  • Not to me but to quite a few others, you call names.

  • Do to others as you would like to be addressed and treated.

  • I dunno how old all these chaps are here but I am everyone’s aunty 🙂

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan
  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    You’re his aunty? o_0

  • El Cid

    I know. Had been wondering about that myself. Why she was letting him abuse me so and then deleting my polite responses to him…as you may have noted.

    He is no competition though. And no match for her in
    my mind. Even her language style, diction, thinking and mind out classes him any day. But you never can tell a girl’s taste in men.

    Some like those who abuse them and smack them around. Muslims have become notorious for that sort of thing. He does behave like a street urchin. Like a lout.

    But some girls like it. But they are usually teenagers. She is older than that. Thinks like an intelligent woman. I did not realize she would be like one of them. Is he the Hindoo she was taunting me with?

    In any case my philosophy is simple: The girl decides. That is the Law of Nature and the Law of Muhammad. Had she told me I’d have walked away. No problem.

    I am happy where she is happy. I will always have Allah’s Grace. No one can take that away from me.

    You are a good person my friend. You are a very nice person indeed. Thank you for letting me know. A bit late though. But better late than never. Thank you.

    And peace be with you and your family.

  • No wonder Jekyll likes you so much.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Sacarsm?

  • HSkol

    I’ve not been bitten. So, how might I turn? 🙂

  • HSkol

    But, are we not trapped in electrical boxes as we speak? Hmm. 🙂

  • HSkol

    Cheeseburgers.

  • HSkol

    I did have a lengthy reply regarding my judgment of others and my being weary. My post seems to have vanished – Disqus doesn’t always behave well, of course. I don’t save my silly posts to Word or Text, but should I find time tomorrow evening to restate my thought, I shall do so.

  • HSkol

    The one on the left seems to need some glucosamine. The one on the right is a bit portly. Are you one of these?

  • HSkol

    I pronounce it “funny, somewhat edible biscuit”.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    OK, a test of your Englishness. Is “Scone” pronounced “sc-own” or “sconn”?

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan
  • I am implying sincere Muslamic marital intentions or that’s what I think someone here thinks 🙂

  • Jekyll

    Englishman

  • Jekyll

    Not with being fat.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    I’m a Spartan.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    An Englishman is always a Britishman. However, a Britishman is not always an Englishman.

  • Jekyll

    English is not British always.

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