“Black leaders of faith should not make the mistake of using the bible to suppress the rights of the LGBT community, just as the bible was used to suppress the rights of African Americans. Throughout our nations history, again and again, the bible was cited to justify slavery and discrimination in laws against interracial marriage, there are plenty examples of this. And do we really want to stand on the side of a racist, bigoted history to substantiate our argument that African American people should be opposed to gay and lesbian and transgender, and bi sexual people?”
-Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson was totally on point with this, I’ve always admired Dr Dyson’s ability to articulate his points so well. I really think it’s ridiculous that these Black church leaders are speaking out against Obama’s stance on gay marriage. People seriously need to evolve, it’s 2012. I’m not gay, but I believe LGBT should have the right to marry whomever they want to marry.