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Protest the Firing of Lesbian School Principal in Arizona

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- 2281 days ago -
Target: The Board of Paradise Valley Unified School District of Arizona Goal: To protest the firing of Paradise Valley High School Principal Cynthia Davis after a governing board member expressed concerns over her sexuality.

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Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:29 am
Signed and noted. Thank you, Rose.

Judith C (159)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:45 am
Noted , signed , shared. Appalling discrimination of a High School Principal.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:47 am
Thank you all

Yvonne F (181)
Friday March 23, 2012, 7:45 am
Gladly signed! Thanks for posting, Rose

Vivien Green (153)
Friday March 23, 2012, 8:24 am
noted signed and shared
Hopefully with Ban Ki Moon speaking out for gay people she has the Secretary General of the United Nations on her side see " A Histortc shift is under Way :

Nancy Black (308)
Friday March 23, 2012, 9:12 am
A person's sexuality should not be used against him/her in employment. noted, signed, tweeted, and shared. Thanks for posting, Rose. I also signed all the other petitions, tweeted and shared them.

Maura Graham (34)
Friday March 23, 2012, 2:12 pm
Paradise Valley??? What paradise? If a person is is good at his/her job, why should it matter if he/she is female, male, gay, lesbian, straight, black,white,or whatever. Discrimination.

Emily B (16)
Friday March 23, 2012, 4:04 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday March 23, 2012, 4:18 pm
well said Maura I signed Rose

Margaret K (19)
Friday March 23, 2012, 5:07 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thanks Rose.

Friday March 23, 2012, 6:24 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Rose.

alicia m (97)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:46 am
noted and signed, gracias

Judy C (97)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 4:21 am
Signed. Thanks Rose.

Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:27 am
Signed. Thanks for posting Rose

Eileen R (13)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:27 am
again, no new items or any other real facts except for a bias petition. frankly i'm sick of these type of things being used as facts. Put up actual news items people, then post a link to a petition.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:33 am
Signed and noted

Eileen R (13)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:35 am
facts are all that count, i'm not signing a petition for a person hiding behind a special interest group. bascially in this day in age i find it hard to believe that this person wouild be fired for their sexual orientation, considering it's a violation of human rights. i think there is much more going on behind this story, but with only a petition that is one sided you'll never know. frankly you could be signing a petition for a preditor.

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:53 am
Gladly signed. This type of thing should not occur. I'm embarassed to say I live in Arizona. Paradise Valley is a wealthy community that is located next to Scottsdale. It is home to some of the richest and most conservative (definition: intolerant) people in the state. The only thing good about Paradise Valley is the natural scenery and the fact that one of my favorite singers (Stevie Nicks) lives there part of the year.

Eileen R., and since when have GLBT people ever been given their full human rights or equal rights? discrimination does happen more often than people realize (or care to realize) and especially to people in the GLBT community. It's not right. The fact that you also used the word predator in your post is appauling. Are you insinuating that the website fro mwhich this pettion is postyed on is not reputable or are youchoosing not to sign because you think that GLBT people are sexual deviants and predatory? Either way, it'spainfully obvious to see which homophobic, intolerant, ignorant side your bread is buttered on. I truly pity you for being so pathetic.


Kenneth Davies (0)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:15 pm

. (0)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:28 pm
I smell a lawsuit coming on......

Mike S (86)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:30 pm
Signed, noted and shared. Thank you Rose.

Phillip I (67)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 1:48 pm
She shouldn't have to go through this. It would suck enough just living in a main-line lunatic state like Arizona.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 1:57 pm
If she didn't engage in work-hours or public sex or rape anyone, how does her sexual preferences have any bearing whatsoever on her work? That 'board member' should be fired for homophobia, and this principal given the position if she wants it, otherwise she should be restored to her school.

James E (16)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 2:13 pm
Eileen R., I find it hard to believe you are unaware people are fired for their sexual orientation. While it may violate international human rights standards, America has repeatedly rejected those standards. A special interest group taking up her cause does not mean she is hiding behind them. While I would have personally worded the petition differently, it only asks for a complete investigation, and does not demand reinstatement or anything else.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 3:12 pm
Signed, thank you!

Dana B (140)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 4:22 pm
Gladly signed, thank you

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 5:38 pm

Naoko i (264)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:05 pm
Gladly saigned. Thanks for posting,Rose.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:11 pm
Signed. Thank you, Rose. Hatred purely for the sake of hatred is a disgusting emotion that can spread vindictively through a community. Gossip and innuendo seem to be the fuel to this fire and must be stopped. Obviously, the 1%-ers have nothing better to do with their time. My kids and grandkids must have a better, peaceful, more tolerant world to grow in.

Alice B (241)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:27 pm

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:31 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Rose.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:31 pm
Thank you all for signing

Robert B (60)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:39 pm
The person that should be removed is the Bigot on the board.

Sandy G (35)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 6:41 pm

Gloria Morotti (14)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 8:41 pm

William Y (54)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 11:46 pm
Signed, noted & posted to Facebook

paul m (93)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 12:36 am

signed and noted..!!

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:06 am
Signed..thanks Rose!

Stan B (123)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:10 am
More than happy to sign, Rose. Something stinks in Arizona. What century are these people living in?

Robert Moseley (3)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:20 am
There is no relevance between a persons intimate life and their ability to perform at work.

Calle J (19)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 3:15 am

Gladly signed dear Rose.
What'z next - maybe witches combustion?

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 6:16 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Rose. This Board's decision absolutely needs to be aired publicly.

Joe R (190)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 6:20 am
Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 6:51 am
Noted and signed. Eileen R., you're kidding, right? There are bigots out there who will discriminate against anyone they don't "approve" of, whether because of their life style, or anything else they can think of. In the real world people even get fired because they're too old (i.e., over qualified.) or disabled. LGBTQ folks just happen to be a minority group that's usually singled out because they DO NOT have equal rights, and bigots find them an easy target!

Susan L (150)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:22 pm
Excellent comments, Robert O, James E, and Esther Z! Arizona is becoming the poster state for all things the majority of people have tried to rid this country of - Racism, Homophobia, Intolerance, and plain old HATE anything different than ones self. It is disgusting.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:43 pm
Noted and signed

Michael M (5)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 1:43 pm
Glad I don't live in such a regressive state like AZ... This is the ONLY state that is making Texas and Flori-Duh look good. :p

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 2:13 pm
Eileen R., is it actually possible that you are really so ignorant that you have no idea that in many States of the United States LGBT Persons are not covered by what you call 'human rights' nor are they afforded all of the 'civil rights' you take for granted. Twenty Nine(29) US States have laws that allow termination of employment and refusal to rent to persons based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. not to mention the right to discriminate for adoptions.... Try searching 'LGBT rights in the United States' and then check out the Wikipedia maps.
I am not sure if you ever leave your house or not but you could at least check the facts for your self before spewing such totally ignorant nonsense.

Julia R (297)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 2:39 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared!

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 3:29 pm
Signed and Noted.

James Merit (144)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 5:46 pm
Thank you!

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 5:53 pm
Thanks Rose, Signed & noted though I do think there are more layers to the local persons that cause this.
Well, dumb me- aren't there always layers in politics, leader and gender (sometimes same) competitions? If the person is qualified and has proven those qualifications - regardless of sexual orientation - they are doing the job well and should be thanked for it.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 8:18 pm
Here we, again, have the conservatives, who are afraid of everything, and everyone, who isn't exactly like them.

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 8:41 pm
It's OK, folks, Eileen is just a wee bit short of the curve. Anyway this war has been won; we're just getting people to understand we no longer live in the religious Dark Ages.

. (2)
Sunday March 25, 2012, 10:30 pm
Way back in 1959 we had a lesbian gymn teacher. It was common knowledge that she liked girls.

She did as good a job of teaching as anyone else, far as I could see.

Denise Nemeth (2)
Monday March 26, 2012, 6:01 am
Not surprised that it is Arizona. Sorry to those good folks whom live within.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday March 26, 2012, 10:20 am

Nancy C. (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 6:02 am

Ra Sc (8)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:07 pm
I look forward to a day when orientation is not a relevant factor in job decisions at all.

Jenny D (830)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 6:03 pm
Signed. I agree, Ra.

Lois K (24)
Saturday April 14, 2012, 8:46 pm
Signed, noted, and shared! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I feel sometimes as if Arizona is only one step away from posting "No Gays" in the same way that it used to be acceptable to post "No Coloreds" outside the doors of restaurants, shops, and other businesses.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 4:35 pm
So gladly signed and I hope this is a discrimnation law suit
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