Tag Archives: civil rights

Alveda King Fires Back At Critics

“The 21st century homosexual lobby likes to point to the professional relationship between my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin, his openly homosexual staffer who left the movement at the height of the campaign. Rustin attempted to convince Uncle M. L. that homosexual rights were equal with civil rights. Uncle M. L. did not agree, and would ...

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Alveda King Denounces The NAACP

“Neither my great-grandfather, an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda. In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with ...

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NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

MAJOR news today. The board of directors of the NAACP has voted to officially endorse same-sex marriage. Reactions from other civil rights groups will be added to the bottom of this post as they arrive. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said ...

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Black Civil Rights Group Condemns NOM

From the National Black Justice Coalition: NOM’s memos detail its campaign to direct money to a handful of African American clergy in order to attack gay and lesbian couples that have made a lifelong promise to one another. The organization admits their key goal is to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.” The memo also outlines NOM’s strategies for ...

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A Map For Chris “Let Them Vote” Christie

He’s since issued an insincere apology, but likely with Chris Christie in mind, today Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera posts several maps showing the state of civil rights before landmark court rulings and legislative decisions.

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Cristie Apologizes For Marriage Remarks

Last week civil rights activists went ballistic when Gov. Chris Christie said that blacks “would have been happy” to have their rights voted on and therefore so should gay people. Yesterday, he (sort of) apologized. “I also recognize that my job, one of my jobs as Governor, is to clearly communicate to people what I’m thinking, every time I open ...

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Chris Christie On Civil Rights

“The fact of the matter is, I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South. It was our political institutions that were holding things back. I don’t think there’s anything necessarily so special about this particular issue that it must be handled by a ...

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Has MLK’s Daughter Evolved On Gays?

Martin Luther King’s daughter Bernice is infamous for her anti-gay track record. But King surprised onlookers yesterday when she included LGBT people in remarks made at a ceremony honoring her father. Dyana Bagby reports at Georgia Voice: In a passionate, sermon-like speech about building unity, King said she didn’t care if people were Hindu, Buddhist, Islamist, were from the North ...

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MARYLAND: Anti-Gay Christian Churches Form Alliance To Thwart Civil Rights

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Sean Chapin – MLK Tribute

JMG regular Sean Chapin visited the site of Martin Luther King’s assassination as part of this tribute video. The MLK memorial in DC is about to have its official opening.

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Rep. Ron Paul: I Would Not Have Voted For The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

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PENNSYLVANIA: Israeli Intelligence Outfit Spying On LGBT Groups For The State

Saying he is “appalled” at the revelation, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has ordered his state’s Homeland Security agency to stop spying on LGBT groups and other activism movements. Information about an anti-BP candlelight vigil, a gay and lesbian festival and other peaceful gatherings became the subject of anti-terrorism bulletins being distributed by Pennsylvania’s homeland security office, an apologetic Gov. Ed ...

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Bugging Teenagers

A “mosquito” device has been installed at the Chinatown entrance to DC’s Metro system in hopes that its shrill tone will drive away lingering teenagers. The sound is only audible to young people. Similar devices have been installed in Britain with the same purpose of discouraging young people from congregating outside shops. According to Councilmember Jack Evans, the founder of ...

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This Rand Is Your Rand

Rachel Maddow continues her takedown of Rand Paul.

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Rand Paul Backtracks On Civil Rights

After 24 hours of nonstop ridicule and outrage from all quarters, Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul is trying to spin his way out of his Civil Rights Act mess.

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Rand Paul: Businesses Should Have The Right To Discriminate

The apple doesn’t fall far from the nutty libertarian tree. Rand Paul think that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be amended to allow businesses the right to deny service to anybody they please. Rachel Maddow takes him down in classic fashion.

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Quote Of The Day – Dorothy Height

“Civil rights are civil rights. There are no persons who are not entitled to their civil rights. We have to recognize that we have a long way to go, but we have to go that way together.” – Civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height, speaking to the Human Rights Campaign in 1997. Height died today at the age of 98. I ...

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The 2010 Peter LaBarbera Hate Challenge

“The folly of the SPLC’s expanding ‘hate’ dragnet is that it threatens to engulf all religious/moral opposition to homosexuality. Indeed, it would be revealing to query the top 25 ‘GLBT’ activist across the nation and ask them if they would also label, as Matt Barber pokes fun HERE, the following as ‘hate groups’: Family Research Council, AFA, the Roman Catholic ...

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How Long?

JMG reader Sean Chapin sends us his LGBT rights take on Martin Luther King’s famous “How Long?” speech.

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ACLU Loses Quarter Of Annual Budget

The national ACLU organization has lost a quarter of its annual funding after a long-time anonymous donor withdrew his $20M yearly pledge due to financial difficulties. Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the A.C.L.U., acknowledged in a written statement that a “family” had told the organization in September that it could not make its annual gifts, at least for next ...

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