The following email, complete with an Enterprise SRS header, was circulated several times over the Savannah River Nuclear Site mail server last month:
“To: SRS Employees
“SRS GLOBE LGBT Pride Program
“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.”
There also were fliers posted in multiple entrances on-site promoting this event. For those who are unaware of GLOBE, it stands for Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees and Allies Association.
During the annual National Day of Prayer, the local SRS meeting must be held outdoors in the heat; no fliers at the entrances; no outside speakers; and all coordinating and advertising the event must be done on the employees’ own time. The reason? Apparently 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.