Letter: Flyer and event is problematic

  • Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There were flyers recently posted in multiple entrances on site promoting this event:

“The Savannah River Site’s Observance of SRS GLOBE annual LGBT Pride and Award Program will be held Wednesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SRNL Conference Center, 703-41A, Room 136 (Ellenton Room).

The guest speaker, Jeffrey Graham, Executive Director of the Equality Foundation of Georgia, will present Same Love: The Movement for the Freedom to Marry. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Economic Impact and Diversity, Dot Harris, will also address the audience. The highlight of the program will be the presentation of the SRS GLOBE Award for Promoting Diversity at the Savannah River Site.”

For those who are unaware of GLOBE, it stands for Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees and Allies Association. GLOBE has its own webpage on the SRNS server promoting meetings, news and get- togethers.

During the National Day of Prayer the meeting must be held outdoors in the heat, no flyers at the entrances, no outside speakers and all coordinating and advertising the event must be done on the employees own time. The reason being is: It is not ethical to spend taxpayers’ money or resources on religious activities.

If taxpayers’ money can’t be spent to pray for blessings on this nation, then I have a major problem with it being spent to push someone’s sexual agenda. And I don’t think I am the only one who feels this way.

Mike Stowell

New Ellenton

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