Why do I say that? Well…
More than 350 black and Latino ministers and members of their flocks rallied against proposed updates to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance Tuesday at City Hall, rejecting comparisons between the nation’s historic struggle for racial equality and current efforts to safeguard rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
“While we love the people involved, we cannot allow their agenda to stain the fabric, the tapestry, of the civil rights movement,” said the Rev. Charles Flowers, an African-American pastor and early opponent of the measure.
Translation: “We don’t care if people discriminate against gay people the way we were discriminated against. In fact, we don’t care SO MUCH that we’ll show our bigotry off in a public forum. It’s not as if anyone will call us out on it.”
Seriously, when do we get to call these people out for this sort of thing without being called racist?