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"Sen. Barack Obama took the pulpit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church here Sunday and drew a clear link between King's vision of an America free of segregation and racism and the central tenet of his own presidential campaign, a call for unity after years of partisan rancor and division... The Illinois Democrat spoke to more than 2,000 people in the large, modern sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church, across the street from the original structure where King and his father preached."

this was a braver speech than this suggests. He drew a specific parallel between the racist prejudice & discrimination that the black community experience and the discrimination and prejudice experienced by gay people, especially at the hands of black churches. He called the black community out on their homophobia from a black church pulpit.

All of the damage from the cosseting up to the ex-gay community at his rally last year is officially healed.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 12:38:00 PM EST
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