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  1. Josh says

    I hear that President Obama’s stance on gay marriage may cost him dearly with the more religious parts of the black community. We need more people like Rev. Dr. Otis Moss. And we also need to remind our African-Americans brother’s and sisters that under the pre-1978 Mormon Chruch policy, black men of African descent could not hold the priesthood in this way, and were also prohibited from participating in the temple Endowment and sealings, ordinances that the church teaches are necessary for the highest degree of salvation. And please know that Mitt Romney was 31 years old in 1978 (A grown ASS man that never saw anything wrong with this policy)

  2. castaway says

    Thank you Dr. Lowry for your lifetime of service in making this world a better place for every human being, and for helping to unify where others seek to divide at yet another crucial moment in civil rights history.

  3. Caliban says

    Wonderful! So many of the “old lions” of the Civil Rights movement have spoken up FOR marriage equality, and it’s a younger generation of self-proclaimed “religious leaders” who came later and don’t see the hypocrisy in advocating for prejudice against others.

  4. Chitown Kev says

    the very idea that some of you white gays revert back to being simply like any other white folks with that patronizing paternalism feel the need that you have to remind the African American community of any goddamn thing is at the heart of the problem in many respects.

  5. Chitown Kev says

    the very idea that some of you white gays revert back to being simply like any other white folks with that patronizing paternalism such that you feel the need that you have to remind the African American community of any goddamn thing is at the heart of the problem.

    that cleans it up…somewhat, I guess

  6. Caliban says

    @ChiTown Kev, Apparently some people DO have to be reminded, regardless of their race, that the Bible was used to defend the practice of slavery, Jim Crow laws, anti-miscegenation laws, etc. That it has been used to support not just prejudice but atrocities isn’t just opinion or a debatable point of history but cold, hard fact.

    And a history of prejudice and oppression isn’t a “get out of criticism free” card when you advocate for prejudice against others. That goes for gay people as well.

    I disagree with blaming the black community for the passing of anti-gay laws or for homophobia in general, but that doesn’t mean that things couldn’t or shouldn’t change for the better or that one’s race or religion makes them immune from criticism.

  7. Chitown kev says

    @caliban

    I agree with you but I don’t think that white gays are the best ones to make that particular argument.

    (I use that argument all of the time in talking to black straight folks, especially the churchified ones)

  8. Max says

    “I have some difficulty with the term gay marriage.”

    Then just call it marriage. Duh. Many thanks for the change of heart.

  9. Lazlo says

    Josh is correct and we need media outlets like CNN to continue to feature people like Dr.Joseph Lowery on television more often instead of Tony Perkins. Where is the movement to get this done? The petitions and organizing? We have to start now.

  10. J Ascher says

    Of all people, the minister should know that separate but equal is neither. Having two terms for the same type of institution (civil unions and marriage) defies logic and is impermissible under American law.

  11. says

    “I have some difficulty with the term gay marriage.”

    Then just call it marriage. Duh. Many thanks for the change of heart.

    Posted by: Max | May 19, 2012 6:23:33 PM

    UGH This MAX FAGGOT!