Monday, July 13, 2009

Bisexuals Support the Rev Eric Lee in the face of DISMISSAL

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a civil rights group partly founded by Martin Luther King Jr., has threatened to fire the president of its Los Angeles chapter because he supports same-sex marriage . . . "I'm not going to let their inaction handcuff me from fighting for justice," Lee said. - Los Angeles Times
The Reverend Eric P. Lee is President/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference-Los Angeles, as well as the Chairman/President of the California Christian Leadership Conference, the parent organization for seven California SCLC Chapters.

bayard rustin (by _Faith)Unfortunately, a founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was removed from office for being LGBT, Bayard Rustin, (see the terrific film on his life, Brother Outsider on LOGO or order it today at rustin.org).

Saddest thing? Even the folks over at jesus-is-savior(dot)com a fundamental Christian website know Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. supported LGBT Civil Liberties.

Coretta Scott King Supports LGBT Americans! (by _Faith)
So why is THE MESSAGE OF Love and Tolerance still missing from SCLC? To deny even established leadership the opportunity to redefine injustice and intolerance indicates this group is erring on the wrong side of their OWN history, so please use your voice and speak up in favor of human rights!

Submit a letter of support for Rev. Eric Lee's involvement in marriage equality visibility on the SCLC website!

The Los Angeles Bi Center was recently invited to attend the launch of Rev. Lee's latest book at a Courage Campaign event. We are SOOOOO there!* As Bisexuals, we easily recognize when equality is ill-defined and not held to the same standard that LOVE should be; open, fair-minded and free.

*yes, this bi is in cali, can't ya tell ;)

2 comments:

  1. (From Wikipedia)

    In 1967, Loving v. Virginia was the case argued before the US Supreme Court that struck down the laws barring marriages between white
    people and people of color in this country. In 2007, Mildred Loving said this:

    "Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right
    to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the "wrong
    kind of person" for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation,
    should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights.

    I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the
    commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the
    freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about."

    Thank you, Sister Loving!

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  2. As mentioned in the above comment, the case Loving v. Virginia which struck down the United States of America's so called Anti-miscegenation laws was not decided until June 12th 1967.

    However Mr. Barack Obama, Sr. and Miss Stanley Ann Dunham, the parent's of the future president, were married in February 1961 and President Obama himself was born in August of that same year. If it had been this family's misfortune to have lived somewhere other than Hawaii or some other "liberal" State, his parents could have been arrested for the "crime" of marriage and President Obama would have been considered to be their shameful, illegitimate, half-caste child.

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