Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama’s call for support behind gay marriage. Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites.
“This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times.
Jackson then called for black preachers to address the issue with their congregations on Sunday. He even said that they are leading congregations within many black churches. He urged Americans to remember that gay marriage isn’t taking rights from anyone else, but rather, opening the door for everyone to have the same opportunities.
- From the Blacklikemoi website
“I salute President Obama’s statement today supporting same-sex marriage. This is not about mine or anyone’s personal or religious views. It is about equal rights for all. We cannot be selective with civil rights. We must support civil rights for everybody or we don’t support them for anyone.”
- Rev. Al Sharpton
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
President Endorses Marriage Equality
In a recent interview, President Barack Obama finally stated that he supports gay marriage ... Got a feeling he always favored gay marriage but was just waiting for the polls to indicate that most Americans also favored it.