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  Oklahoma Rep. Says Homosexuality Is A Choice Worth Being Fired For
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Last EditedRBH  May 14, 2012 09:42pm
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News DateTuesday, May 15, 2012 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIs homosexuality a choice? Republican Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma seems to think so. In a sidewalk interview with staff from the website thinkprogress.org, Lankford said that he not only believes homosexuality is a choice but that he also believes employers should be able to fire an employee simply because they are homosexual.

It doesn’t seem to matter that the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics, and the American Psychological Association all agree that homosexuality is not a choice. Neither does it seem to matter that common sense prevailing, if it were a choice it would be hard to imagine numbers ranging as high 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population making that choice. Imagine choosing to risk ostracism by your family or choosing a life of constantly being ridiculed by neighbors. Imagine facing a lifetime of systematic discrimination which is reinforced by clowns such as Lankford. In many countries the “choice” means risking imprisonment and even execution.
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