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Save Steve Stanton!

We don’t know for sure, but we bet Steve Stanton‘s feeling pretty blue. As you may recall, Largo, Florida’s city council voted 5-2 to oust him after Stanton announced his plans to become a woman. By ejecting Stanton, the city has violated its own non-discrimination laws and made clear to poor Stanton exactly how he stands: alone. Of the vote, Stanton said:

It’s just real painful to know that seven days ago I was a good guy and now I have no integrity, I have no trust and most painful, I have no followers.

Now, we know you guys love a good petition and you’ve had some excellent results as of late. So, why not show Stanton’s he’s not alone in this and sign the Save Steve Stanton petition.

If nothing else you can tell your friends you did a good deed. They’ll be so proud of you that they’ll throw you a big party with strippers and silly string. Possibly even some cake. If you don’t do it, you’ll burn in hell for all eternity (hey, it works for Priests, why shouldn’t it work for us?).

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Mar 1, 2007
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    • Ron Hebshie
      Ron Hebshie

      Unbelieveable! The city has a non-discrimination law and they still pull this stuff from the Dark Ages? When will Florida learn to pull its head out of the sand and join the rest of us here in 2007?

      Mar 1, 2007 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I am not gay but a 71 year old lady who is deeply offended
      when people insist that their beliefs and values are the only ones to be allowed. These Largo people are just like the
      Muslims who fight us in Iraq. It’s not that they are Muslims it’s that for these people their way is the only way.
      My “hat” goes off to Steve. I wish I could help. I hope he sues.


      Mar 1, 2007 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rev. Terri Echelbarger
      Rev. Terri Echelbarger

      People should be hired and fired for their job performance, and Mr. Stanton have obviously done a good job for several years. It is clear he is being fired for a reason not related to the perfomance of his duties. This is not acceptable. The voice of faith is not unified on these issues, for a supportive Christian perpective see the website for Metropolitan Community Churches.

      Mar 2, 2007 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • steve

      Mary Black’s home phone number is 727-585-2852. Call her and tell her what you think about her HATE. Here’s the general info for Largo(be sure to include Mary’s name – they couldn’t afford separate email addresses for each member) (727) 587-6702; Fax (727) 587-6797;

      Mar 2, 2007 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Laura

      Thanks for posting Mary Black’s info. I wrote her an email, which she may or may not read, but hope that Steve Stanton can take at least a little comfort in knowing that some people ARE very much behind him on this. I don’t know if he even reads these comments, but this is what I wrote her:

      Dear Ms. Black;

      I had to write after reading the news about your decision to fire
      Steven Stanton. While I’m sure you justify the decision with many
      reasons about job performance/satisfying the public/maybe even your
      own discomfort with his choice, I want you to know what you are doing
      is discrimination; there is no other word for it. Steven Stanton has
      worked there for fourteen years. He has dedicated fourteen years of
      his life to bettering Largo’s community, and has been respected by his
      community for that work. The fact that this means nothing to you as
      soon as people speak against him (for something that has NOTHING to do
      with his job performance) is heartbreaking. What you’re doing is
      illegal technically, too– but more importantly– it is betrayal and
      cruel. I understand you’re probably under a lot of pressure, with
      many opinions and emotions flying around, but that doesn’t excuse
      turning your back on someone like this. I seriously hope you’ll
      consider this further and make the more humane decision.

      Mar 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben

      Hi Steve:
      What is being done to you is wrong and not OK but look at it this way at least your employer did not deliberately infect you with HIV by a dirty needle for not sitting in the back seat. See


      You still have your health I don’t. Please stay safe. Ben

      Mar 4, 2007 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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