As a lifelong Oklahoman, I have grown accustomed to repressive policies and ideals. Let's add another to the list today. Rep. James Lankford (R) thinks it is appropriate to fire someone based on their sexual orientation: As the article goes on to state, and what reasonable people know, homosexuality is not a choice. Don't take my word. Read statements from the American Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, or the American Psychological Association. Even though I have grown accustomed to such thinking in this state, it saddens me that we are again the face of those who wish to deter social equality and justice. For shame.