Chris James Posted May 11, 2012 Report Share Posted May 11, 2012 I have always been stunned by how insensitive Black America is to the gay rights movement. What gay people want is civil rights, you know, something due each and every citizen in this country...unless you are LGBT. Here in Florida we have the tea party answer to the gay question in the form of Alan West. I would venture to say that he sits at the right hand of that other idiot state politician, Gov. Scott. Between them, big business and the Republican agenda are first and formost. It almost seems absurd that West speaks about civil rights as he and Scott go about infringing on those rights for state employees, and a whole litany of groups they are targeting for extinction. http://brodylevesque...vative-tea.html That Black America doesn't see gay rights as part of the struggle they fought sixty years ago seems just as absurd. Do they think the Civil Rights Act is immune from tampering by our less than stalwart Supreme Court? If the right wingnuts have their way, any and all forms of civil union, defined or otherwise outside of a church marriage might just be considered criminal. This marry or otherwise we will lock you up for living together doesn't seem too far fetched in this state of Christian fervor. If Black Americans fail to recognize that the threat against LGBT folks ought to be a part of their fight then they have only themselves to blame when the whole civil rights issue blows up. All that shouting and praying in black churches, and the rants against unholy, unnatural gay people, will turn to screams of anguish when the rug gets pulled out from under them. http://www.time.com/...1121811,00.html Quote Link to comment
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