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  1. MT says

    Can someone PLEASE tell all these religious wingnuts that they have no business being involved in politics? And if they really want to be involved will someone please make them accountable like every other political organization? It’s about time they had to play by the same rules as everyone else – one way or another.

  2. ichabod says

    Good news from D.C.

    As far as the good bishop, I’m sick to death of this red herring argument that “people are being denied their right to vote.” They’re erroneously trying to substitute a perceived Constitutional slight for a real one. (but even that is giving these people too much credit, it’s all smoke and mirrors to mask their bigotry). CIVIL RIGHTS ARE NOT UP FOR A VOTE. Someone should point out to Bishop Jackson that, had the abolishment of slavery been put to a popular vote, he would most likely be someone’s property.

  3. John M says

    I wonder if the bishop is also so upset that we didn’t get to vote on interracial marriage and slavery?

  4. J.Lowrot says

    The abolition of slavery was accomplished through a series of constitutional amendments, which required ratification by the states — meaning votes.

    Civil rights are frequently up for a vote. Eventually they win. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

  5. David C says

    Can we please put slavery back on the ballot and could we please take a vote on religion and politics. I believe that in most of the southern states slavery would be upheld even to this day.

  6. Jon says

    Would Jackson have wanted his civil rights as an African-American put to a vote in the 60s?? The hypocrisy is reprehensible.

  7. Derrick from Philly says

    “wonder if the bishop is also so upset that we didn’t get to vote on interracial marriage and slavery?”

    “Would Jackson have wanted his civil rights as an African-American put to a vote in the 60s??”

    Can we please put slavery back on the ballot and could we please take a vote on religion and politics. I believe that in most of the southern states slavery would be upheld even to this day”

    “Someone should point out to Bishop Jackson that, had the abolishment of slavery been put to a popular vote, he would most likely be someone’s property.”

    I’m sure that the Mayor of DC and all those black DC city council members who voted in favor of recognizing the marriage rights of gay appreciate these remarks from WHITE gay….persons.

    Oh, JOHN M, as hard as it may be for you to believe–interracial marriage doesn’t interest most black folks.