IS DR. KING's VISION DEAD?

  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jan 16, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    On this day, in particular, will the African American community have the courage to recognize the failure of an alarming number of African American faith-community leaders to help truly realize Dr. King's dream for their having continued to promulgate lies, hate and injustice toward the gay and lesbian members of their congregations?

    Leadership requires courage to speak truth, even if it is not popular. Where are the great contemporary leaders in the Black churches of America, and why have they not been more vocal, more vigilant, and more outspoken?
    Leadership requires that you risk it, and that you have the courage to speak truth in the face of injustice, or no dream will ever become a reality.

    I honor the vision of Dr. King, acknowledge his many gifts to the world, and recognize his human flaws. I praise and am humbled by his courage, and pray that his message might not fall on deaf ears, or be misconstrued as reason to think the work is done. The clarion call should be heard and answered, and tempered by the social evolution of a new millennium where LGBT people of color are not marginalized - nay, ANY people, regardless of color, creed, heritage, or sexuality.

    While some, no doubt, will find it objectionable to bring gender-preference politics into the message of this day, I would hope that some here would take pause and consider how critical it is to not allow the romance to overshadow the need for the work to continue and to include addressing some of the worst offenders and greatest injustices being committed in the name of 'The Dream'.

    Peace.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidOn this day, in particular, will the African American community have the courage to recognize the failure of an alarming number of African American faith-community leaders to help truly realize Dr. King's dream for their having continued to promulgate lies, hate and injustice toward the gay and lesbian members of their congregations?

    The clarion call should be heard and answered, and tempered by the social evolution of a new millennium where LGBT people of color are not marginalized - nay, ANY people, regardless of color, creed, heritage, or sexuality.


    Peace.


    Have you read any of the multitude of threads on RJ where minority gays are marginalized - and the reason why - it's a preference.
    Have you taken the time to lend your voice in their defense and argue for their inclusion?

    the aa community doesn't really see the gay issues as being of an overriding concern. when you add to that the fact that aa are on average religious - and we know the stance of most religions concerning lgbt issues - then is it any wonder that most leaders shy away from a dogmatic stance as you are indicating...

    how about the clarion call going out to us all?