Damn.

Sharpton goes in.

“It amazes me,” he said, “when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being [relegated] into poverty, yet they were organizing and mobilizing to stop consenting adults from choosing their life partners.”

12 thoughts on “Damn.

  1. rakia January 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Well…

  2. Grump January 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Damn, is right….

  3. kaya January 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm Reply

    agreed 😦

  4. Steve January 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Yessss Al 🙂

  5. ladyfresshh January 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm Reply

    oh wow…

  6. karas January 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm Reply

    america the beautiful
    …ugly

  7. geo January 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm Reply

    this why i will always hold a certain amount of reverence for the reverend. he may be self-serving at times but every so often he hits the nail on the head.

  8. geo January 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm Reply

    i for got to include my fav quote from the article : “This is an issue of human rights,” he said. “And I think it is dangerous to give states the right to deal with human rights questions. That’s how we ended up with slavery and segregation going forward a long time…”

  9. jiovanni January 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Wow…. I agree 100%.

  10. Aisha January 17, 2009 at 12:23 am Reply

    Amen

  11. bitchphd January 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Go, Al.

  12. Steve January 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm Reply

    This next quote was EVEN MORE my favorite

    “I am tired,” he went on, “of seeing ministers who will preach homophobia by day, and then after they’re preaching, when the lights are off they go cruising for trade…We know you’re not preaching the Bible, because if you were preaching the Bible we would have heard from you. We would have heard from you when people were starving in California–when they deregulated the economy and crashed Wall Street you had nothing to say. When [accused Ponzi scammer] Madoff made off with the money, you had nothing to say. When Bush took us to war chasing weapons of mass destruction that weren’t there you had nothing to say.

    The fact that Al used “cruising for trade” in a sentence…that’s an “inside the family” term…which shows that he actually has been engaging with people on these issues…

    Needless to say, I lived…

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