Dear Black Clergy:
It has been brought to our attention that you were a supporter
of the Federal Marriage Amendment (SJ 30 and HJ 56). As you
may know, the amendment failed in the Senate. Your public
support of this discriminating amendment has sent the following
messages to the black community and to the entire World about
the black community:
- The Black church DOES NOT support equal rights for all
of God’s people
- We can still be divided
- We can be turned on our own people
- We can be used as a political wedge
- We have forgotten our ancestors’ struggle for equality
in this country
Not only did you send the above messages, but also your support
has reflected a fundamental disregard for the religious liberty
protections embodied in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
We truly believe that right always prevails over wrong.
We consider it a travesty that you have forgotten our legacy
as a people in this country and would support discrimination,
knowing first hand what it feels like to be legally discriminated
against and confined to “the colored section”. Also, it is
unethical, shameful, and morally reprehensible that you would
openly support prejudice against an entire community of tax
paying citizens that you most likely haven’t taken the time
or made the effort to get to know. We ask that you join us
in the pursuit of justice by opening up your hearts and minds
to all of God’s people.
We hope you understand the negative ramifications on our
community of your future support of such laws permitting discrimination
of ANY kind. Whether you accept it or not, the same gender
loving community IS an important part of the American Family.
We are your brothers and sisters. We are your sons and daughters.
Contrary to propaganda, in our struggle for equality, we have
done NOTHING to divide, or break down the American Family.
However, you have, with your support of this amendment. Unfortunately
you have allowed yourselves, and the congregations you represent
to be used in an effort to further divide us, thus compromising
our effectiveness as a people during this crucial election
year. We hope the next time you choose to use your influence;
it’s used to uplift our community and unite us instead of
dividing us. The only way we will rise as a people is to stop
warring over what makes us different and focus on what makes
us the same.
Please visit OPERATION: REBIRTH at www.operationrebirth.com
for a better understanding of the black same gender loving
community and how to end religious/spiritual abuse. We invite
you to an open dialogue about these issues, and look forward
to your taking steps in helping us unify our community.
Tuan N’Gai Quentin
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