For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

“Family Values” Republicans Working to Destroy Oklahoma Families

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 –While most Oklahomans are preparing to spend time with family, the state’s governor and head of the state GOP are working overtime to destroy many of those families.

According to published reports, the chair of the Republican Party has stated that religious freedom is “flat-out incompatible with the pillars of the LGBT movement.”

“Clearly, this man is stuck in a period of time that has long since passed,” said Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “His assault on LGBTQIA2 persons in our state shows just how out of touch the Republican Party has become.

“This is only the latest attempt by Republicans to erase individuals and entire groups of people in our state. The governor recently declared that non-binary people ‘do not exist.’ This is cruel, abusive, and simply wrong,” continued Andrews.

The head of the Republicans said, “Let’s clear the way of those who are either too incompetent or too selfish to actually defend liberty and our Judeo-Christian founding.”

“This indicates that he either does not understand American history or is simply choosing to rewrite it to conform to his own biases,” said Andrews.

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party continues to welcome, encourage, and value all persons of good conscience. While Republicans are trying to force their own idea of ‘family’ on the rest of us, we recognize that families come in many shapes and sizes. We celebrate all Oklahoma individuals and families—biological, or chosen—this holiday season. If the other side would do likewise, Oklahoma might begin to lose its image of being a difficult place for many people to live,” concluded Andrews.


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