Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Only God Can Judge

Apparently African Americans in California aren't prepared to embrace images such as the one featured above. A report out of the LA Times shows that 7 out of 10 African Americans voted in support of Proposition 8.

I can't even begin to imagine how crushing the passage of the proposition must have been for individuals such as Ladoris Cordell and scores of others who are at risk of seeing their state-sanctioned marriages invalidated.

I was hopeful that this measure would fail given that it surfaced in the wake of a landmark decision by the California Supreme Court.

So often do we hear that only God can pass judgment. Yet, we see so many people, namely Black people, hellbent on depriving others of the ability to achieve happiness. Although there are differing opinions, I believe the struggle for Gay rights is absolutely comparable to the struggle waged by many to gain acceptance of interracial dating and marriage.

If your church is an institution that doesn't believe in gay marriage - don't perform the ceremonies. It should be as simple as that. It is sad to see that this dark chapter in California's history will be re-opened and even further prolonged.

Come on Black people. Not so long ago, the tables were turned.

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