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Last-ditch attempt to block gay marriage in DC

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  1. Its not going to happen! Same-sex marriage will stay!

  2. Brody Levesque 2 Mar 2010, 9:42pm

    You gotta hand it to those black ministers and others opposed to Gay Marriage eh? After being shot down numerous times by the city of Washington D.C.’s elections board culminating with the D.C. Court of Appeals denying a request by a Maryland minister for an injunction to block the city’s same-sex marriage law from taking effect March 3, Harry Jackson & Company in a last minute act of desperation filed court papers Monday with Chief Justice John Roberts of the U. S. Supreme Court. The coalition is asking the high court put D.C.’s recently enacted law, due to take effect tomorrow, on hold.
    Now, outside of the fact that Reverend Jackson is essentially carpet bagging his way into D.C. politics with his questionable “residency,” which was oh so conveniently established just as his coalition commenced its campaign, [ Jackson's principal residence & church are in suburban Maryland ] Jackson’s crusade to strip LGBT people of the equal protection under D.C. law never seems to end. Its almost got a Don Quixote de la Mancha feel to it. Never say never eh Harry?
    Here’s something else that really is annoying. Harry has among his fans and supporters, one Baptist minister, Walter E. Fauntroy, who was Washington’s delegate in the U. S. Congress for nearly 20 years. But wait! Fauntroy was also a confident of Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Martin Luther King.

    Fauntroy met the then 22-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr., while he was a student at Virginia Union University. The two men formed a fast friendship that began with a single all-night discussion of theology. Fauntroy later joined King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and upon his return to Washington, D.C., became an influential lobbyist for civil rights in Congress. Fauntroy also helped to coordinate the seminal 1963 March on Washington at which King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
    Yup, so here we have another example of a man who preaches love & equality and turns right around and openly disses LGBT folk, some of whom marched with him & Dr. King. This just sickens me and angers me that Fauntroy claims he stands for justice & equality, peace & good will, blah, blah, blah, and then champions this kind of bias & bigotry. Shame on him.
    This action by Fauntroy, Jackson, and the rest of DC’s Anti-Gay coalition exemplifies the depth of the hatred the Christiban hold LGBT people in and the extremes that they are willing to go to in their efforts to insure that Gay people have no rights.

  3. Thomas, FloriDuh, USA 3 Mar 2010, 3:08am

    The SCOTUS said No! How symbolic that gay couples in DC will soon be getting married in the nation’s capital. Hopefully ceremonies will be held on the Capitol steps so the bigot republicans and wimp democrats can squirm in discomfort and perhaps open their eyes to doing the right thing…

  4. Interesting info, Brody. These people never give up do they? You have to wonder what’s inside them that they transfer so much hate onto others. They must feel very insecure and must dislike themselves a lot. But then, that’s very often the case with bullies.

  5. “They must feel very insecure and must dislike themselves a lot. But then, that’s very often the case with bullies.”

    You said it Iris, what better way to feel good about yourself then to condemn others for not being “as close to god” as one like you think they are… and besides, religion needs an enemy to work, something to fear – whether it is rational or not is irrelevant.

  6. Opps… ““as close to god” as one like you think they are” should read ““as close to god” as one likes to think they are”

    Sounded like I was saying you, Iris!!! Sorry.

  7. ‘Allowing gay marriage violates opponents’ constitutional rights’. You could more convincingly argue that abolishing slavery violated the (property) rights of the slaveholders.
    It’s the same old emotive crap: recognising our love will somehow demote theirs. Talk about scraping the barrel.

  8. No problem, Will :D I knew what you meant!

    And, yes, religion does seem to need an ‘enemy’ – someone or something to unite their followers and to allow religious leaders to engineer some kind of threat related to these people or this thing. This is a perfect example. Logically gay marriage poses no threat at all to straight marriage. I mean, does anyone here feel threatened by straight marriage and feel a compelling need to ban it? No, of course, not…

  9. The Supreme Court REFUSED to hear the case.

    Marriage will be the law in DC today and the ceremonies will begin on the 9th.

  10. Father Andrew Gentry FCSF 3 Mar 2010, 7:43pm

    Religion like nationalism and fascism and other forms of ideology gone batty always needs “them” vs “us”. When logic fails blame all your nation’s ills on “them”! It is the same old story of the old oppressed becoming the new oppressors. As a person of faith rather than a person of religion what these Black preachers are trying to do does not surprise me whatsoever and whilst I have the “pulpit” let me add for all who may not know there is a great and grand difference between faith and religion!

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