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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

PrairieChick Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:24 PM
Please remember that even if you have come to the realization that you are gay, I don't have to accept you. There will always be people who don't want you in their lives or the lives of their children. As human beings we have the right to choose who we associate with and should not be forced to accept behavior we find personally abhorant. If I don't want you in my life, I should be able to avoid you. Likewise you should be able to avoid me. This is especially true if you or I are bullied or find each other repulsive. Blacks could not turn from the white, black, arab or chinese slavers that they found to be repulsive bullies. Men, women and children were killed or beaten into submission for centuries. The argument is not the same.

Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism for years, the cover of the December 16, 2008 issue of The Advocate announced, “Gay is the New Black: The Last Great Civil Rights Struggle.” Last week, on May 19th, headlines across the nation announced, “NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right.’” So, is gay the new black?

There are prominent black leaders who say yes, including Congressman John Lewis, who was active in the early Civil Rights movement. There are other prominent black leaders who say no, like Timothy F. Johnson, founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.