Online petition calls for cancellation of Jordan Peterson's lecture at Tobin Center
The Canadian clinical psychologist and author's "12 Rules for Life Tour" will be a platform for him to discuss "overcoming life's biggest obstacles, how to improve oneself, and his new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos," according to the Tobin Center's website.
The petition is asking for the Tobin Center to cancel his show and commit to scheduling programming that "does not discriminate against people" based on various factors such as race, age, religion, etc.:
"San Antonio unveils a rainbow crosswalk and celebrates Pride this weekend, yet our city has invited one of the most vocal and divisive anti-LGBTQ individuals in North America to speak at the Tobin Center. Jordan Peterson makes a living promoting conversion therapy and spreading lies about transgender people. Considering the damage that San Antonio and our trans community would suffer if state lawmakers pass a bathroom bill next Spring, why in the world would we give this man a stage in our most celebrated performance hall?
Tell the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to:
Cancel their event featuring Dr. Jordan Peterson on October 10, 2018;
And, commit to scheduling programming that does not discriminate against people on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, familial status, national origin or age."
Peterson went viral in January for this interview with Channel 4: