Monday, September 29, 2008
If I put white paint on a black horse does it become a zebra? How soon we forget our own struggle.
According to a September 25th blog entitled “The Nation Will right Itself If It Fixes Sex”, Christian Civil League of Maine Executive Director Michael Heath stated that America’s tolerance of Gays and legal unions was the reason for our current economic crisis.
You know the sad thing about this is as scary as it is coming from those in the white community there are so many in the black community that latch on to this type of wait for it…..hatred and bigotry.
According to the St. Petersburg Times on September 25th “A group of black and Latino pastors pledged to rally support among their congregations for Amendment 2, the measure that would essentially ban gay marriage in Florida.
The pastors had gathered at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church for a meeting with the High Impact Leadership Coalition, a national organization that seeks to organize churches and community leaders around moral issues. Wednesday's meeting was the first of five gatherings in Florida to mobilize minority pastors for Amendment 2.
The coalition also is holding similar forums for pastors in California and Arizona, where marriage amendments will appear on the ballot in November.
"We are not standing here against gays," Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. the coalition's leader and pastor of Hope Christian Center in Beltsville, Md., said at a news conference at the Tampa church. "We're standing simply to proclaim that marriage should be preserved."
Now I can’t really get that upset by the likes of Michael Heath, Fred Phelps, Jerry Farwell, or Pat Robertson who preach their hate...oh I’m sorry their opinion thru bigotry. Who turn tragedy into fodder for their own agendas! I mean after all these are all white men who have never been the subject of hate crimes simply because you are different, but come on we are just two generations away (if that) from black men and women being hosed down in the streets, having police dogs sicced upon them, and Jim Crow bathrooms. Where do we get off trying to deny another group of people anything? Should we not all ban together for the struggle?
I did a little research, because I understand Marriage is a sacred institution, and it is to be taken seriously. It is time for that man and the woman to stand in front of God and their community and pledge their unyielding love and commitment for each other. Here are some people that loved the sanctity of marriage so much they kept doing it.
Zsa Zsa Gabor-9
Liz Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner-8
Larry King, Martha Raye, -7
Jerry Lee Lewis, Tony Curtis-6
Louis Armstrong, Ernest Borgnine, James Cameron, Joan Collins, Michal Chrinton, Henry Fonda, Judy Garland, Dennis Hopper, Bridgette Nielson, Billy Bob Thorton-5
And my favorite, A minister named Glynn Wolfe who passed in 1997 holding the record for the most marriages. 29
Hmmmm I can see where we are saving the sanctity of marriage in this country, that last Glynn Wolfe marriage was a publicity stunt that lasted 19 days.
On the eve of one of the greatest most important elections in American history, the one that is literally changing everything, I close with two quotes, one from one of my favorite Star Trek Captains, Jean Luc Picard, the other from one of my favorite people Whoopi Goldberg.
"You know, there are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy: ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.'
“If you are against gay marriage, then don’t marry a gay!”