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Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin has made his name by being one of the most bigoted and offensive figures on the national stage. While a top official at the Pentagon, Boykin gave inflammatory speeches framing the war on terror as a holy war against Islam, which earned him public rebukes from many, including President Bush. Since his retirement, Boykin has devoted himself to spreading intolerance of Islam and promoting outlandish and harmful conspiracy theories about President Obama and others.
By inviting Boykin to speak at a prominent community event, Ocean City officials have effectively endorsed Boykin's hate-filled rhetoric. We hope that the invitation to Boykin was an oversight by city officials. PFAW has since brought Boykin's full record to their attention -- now they should reject bigotry and withdraw Boykin's invitation to speak.
Email the Mayor, City Council and Town Officials of Ocean City now and tell them to reject Boykin's message of hate and find another speaker.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]