Thursday, October 07, 2010

BRAVO Julian Bond!

A number of years ago I had the privilege of hearing Julian Bond give the keynote address at the National HRC Dinner in Washington DC. He rocked then and he rocks now! From his op-ed in today's Amsterdam News:

Bigotry fuels the scourge of AIDS in Black America ..."

We need to sweep these prejudices away, as the Supreme Court did in 1967 when it eliminated the ban on interracial marriage.

If you’re worried, as many ministers profess to be, that your church will someday be forced to perform same-sex marriages, never fear. Our Constitution protects the autonomy of any religious community to determine to whom they will or won’t offer the matrimonial rite.

Your sanctuary is safe, but please, don’t block the doors to city hall to those loving couples who want the same marriage and civil rights protections you now enjoy.

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