Civil Rights Organization - The Christian Leadership Conference - anti gay marriage organization is trying to remove LA President Rev. Eric P. Lee for his support on gay marriage

  • metta

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    Jul 11, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    How can they call themselves a civil rights organization?


    Rev. Lee in hot water over Prop. 8 opposition


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    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is trying to remove its Los Angeles president, Rev. Eric P. Lee, over his support of gay marriage. It's reopening the rift over African American support of Proposition 8.

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    “But it was clear to me,” he added, “that any time you deny one group of people the same right that other groups have that is a clear violation of civil rights and I have to speak up on that.”

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    http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/07/rev_lee_in_hot_water_over.php





    Southern Christian Leadership Conference


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Christian_Leadership_Conference





    I have a lot of respect for Rev. Eric P. Lee


    http://sclclosangeles.org/revlee.htm



    If you would like to THANK HIM, his email address can be found on this page:


    http://sclclosangeles.org/?page_id=74

  • metta

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    Jul 11, 2009 7:21 AM GMT
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    Civil Rights Group Divided Over Gay Marriage

    By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

    LOS ANGELES — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the 50-year-old civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, is seeking to remove the president of its Los Angeles chapter in response to his support of same-sex marriage in California.

    The effort by the Atlanta-based organization is meeting stiff resistance in Los Angeles from both the board of the local chapter, whose chairman is secretary of the state’s Democratic Party, and the City Council president.

    During the battle last fall over Proposition 8, an amendment to the State Constitution that banned same-sex marriage, the chapter’s president, the Rev. Eric P. Lee, was more than a tangential figure for the opposition. He was front and center at an opposition group’s large rally at City Hall and marched in the blazing sun for 15 miles in Fresno. Many other local African-American pastors prepared mailings featuring church leaders in support of the proposition and linking their views to Barack Obama, then the Democratic nominee for president.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/11/us/11gay.html?hpw
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    Jul 11, 2009 12:47 PM GMT
    And isn't it interesting that only now-some 8 months after being vilified, is the AA clergy and others at large in the AA community being mentioned icon_rolleyes.gif
  • metta

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    Jul 11, 2009 4:36 PM GMT

    You can contact the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at:

    http://sclcnational.org/net/write.aspx?s=2607.0.12.2607



    If they don't change, instead of being called a Civil Rights Organization, they should be called a "Civil Rights For Only People We Choose Organization"
  • calibro

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    Jul 11, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidAnd isn't it interesting that only now-some 8 months after being vilified, is the AA clergy and others at large in the AA community being mentioned icon_rolleyes.gif


    Actually, African Americans were mentioned from the beginning, and vilification is the wrong word. 70 percent of African American who voted in the California election voted for Prop 8. It is fact that the bill would not have passed if African Americans voted along the same line as other races. Are you trying to say that's vilification? I have the utmost respect for Reverend Lee, and I find it sad that more African Americans cannot see the gay civil rights struggle along his terms, where it's about freedom for everyone to be equal, the original intent of figures like MLK Jr.
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    Jul 11, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    All the marriage ban stuff is Homophobia plain and simple. I am just glad that there are some people that regardless of their religious belief are accepting of Homosexuals. I am also glad that there are many civil rights leaders who accept Homosexuals and recognize the hatred and discrimination of Homosexuals.

    As far as those that label Homosexuals as perverts and immoral lifestyles, I say we don't need them. We have our own cause and history which is global and transcends "race, culture and nationality" as I have said before. SO I say don't be disheartened by people that reject us and thank the people that accept us.

    More than anything, gays should learn to stand on there own feet. A part of the long history of Homosexuals is the demoralizing and dehumanizing treatment that has been forced down our throats for the past 1700 years. I think it has made Gays passive and accommodating to all the Homophobia in a way, which is yet another reason for Gays to not depend on others.

    But yes, credit where credit is due, I will thank Eric P. Lee for supporting gays.
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    "A Bible based marriage is between one man a woman, another woman, and another woman, a few more women, an adulterer, and a pack of raped whores!!"

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