While City Seeks to Stifle Comment on SOGI Ordinance Your Voice is Still Needed

July 9
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As you may know the Wichita City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday (July 6th) to allow a sexual orientation & gender identity nondiscriminatiom ordinance to move forward. These type ordinances have been used systemically across the nation as a sword against people of faith.

With the very narrow religious exemptions in the ordinance, people of faith will still be investigated & subjected to heavy fines simply for living out their faith no matter how kind or compassionate they may be.

Now the City Council is trying to slip the second vote through on the consent calendar without time for public comment.

We asked you yesterday to reach out to the Council to ask them to allow the public to continue to respectfully comment on this ordinance that will affect all of us.

Today, we have learned that they are denying any further public comment on this matter except for five people whom they have chosen to speak at the meeting next week.

We need you to call the Council to politely and respectfully let them know that this is unacceptable and that they must listen to voters in Wichita.

Here are their numbers:

Mayor Brandon Whipple– (316) 290-9447

District 1: Brandon Johnson – (316) 207-5843

District 2: Becky Tuttle – (316) 651-6099

District 3: Jared Cerullo – (316) 249-2941

District 4: Jeff Blubaugh – (316) 640-0656

District 5: Bryan Frye – (316) 258-3623

District 6: Cindy Claycomb – (316) 444-0087

As a reminder, we will meet for prayer again before the City Council meeting at 730 am, July 13th at City Hall.

Please let your pastor & your friends know about what is happening in Wichita. (Also visit us on FaceBook to share our posts on this issue with your friends.)

Sincerely,

Jeff Bennett
Executive Director