Monday, June 05, 2006

The Need For A Same Sex Marriage Ban by Akindele Akinyemi

In the early 20th century Whites hung Blacks from trees. Billie Holiday called it "Strange Fruit."

We still have strange fruit in our backyards today in the 21st century. It's those people who embrace a strange culture called same-sex relationships.

Today, the United States Senate will debate on whether same sex marriages should be banned. I agree with this because our community alone have become a community of lust not love.

How come these sisters cannot find decent brothers to marry? Why interact with each other when God created balance to begin with?

We even have gay preachers preaching from the pulpit. Any Black preacher who supports same sex relationships are suspect in my eyes. Either they are gay themselves, bisexual or know someone close to them that are practicing this lifestyle.

Instead of marching for gay marriage why not march for educational options for our children?

Remember the Open Gay Act of 1988 during the NBA Finals between Detroit and the LA Lakers? Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson (and later Mark Aguire) had the threesome going on by kissing each other? I get tired of people like Dennis Rodman slapping guys on the ass (to the extent you can see the cheeks move like fluid) but kissing each other?

We should preserve marriage between man and woman in our great country. Sisters should be with brothers and vice versa. Gays and Lesbian relationship are deeply rooted in emotional and sexual immorality.

They got it all wrong. Why not kiss the opposite sex?

The National Black Justice Coalition wrote this condescending letter to every US Senator:

May 19, 2006

Dear Senator: On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) we write to you today to strongly urge you to oppose the "Federal Marriage Amendment" (S.J. Res. 1), a sweeping proposal that would permanently write discrimination into the United States Constitution. NBJC believes that this amendment would turn Constitutional history on its head by requiring that states actually restrict the civil rights of their own citizens.

NBJC is a civil rights organization of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our allies dedicated to fostering equality by fighting racism and homophobia. NBCJ envision a work where all people are fully empowered to participate safely, openly and honestly in family, faith and community, regardless of race, gender-identity or sexual orientation. The proposed amendment is antithetical to one of the Constitution's most fundamental guiding principles, that of the guarantee of equal protection for all. For the first time in history, it would use the Constitution as a tool of exclusion, restricting the rights of a group of Americans.

It is so far-reaching that it would not only prohibit states from granting equal marriage rights to same-sex couples, but also may deprive same-sex couples and their families of fundamental protections such as hospital visitation, inheritance rights, and health care benefits, whether conveyed through marriage or other legally recognized relationships. Such a proposal runs afoul of basic principles of fairness and will do little but harm real children and real families in the process. Black same-gender couples have the most at stake in the marriage equality debate. The African American family is the foundation of Black pride, a fundamental driver of Black advancement and the source of many of the challenges faced by today's African American community.

Traditionally, discussions about African American families exclude consideration of African American lesbian and gay families. According to the 2000 Census, there are nearly 600,000 same sex-couples in the U.S., and 85,000 of these include at least one African American. Black female same-sex households include children at about the same rate as Black married opposite-sex households (61% vs. 69%); Black males same-sex households parent at about two-thirds the rate of Black married opposite sex couple (46% vs. 69%); and Black male same-sex households parent children at almost twice the rate of White male couples (46% vs. 24). The Census data suggest that Black same families may be hurt the most by this anti-gay family amendment.
NBJC is committed to achieving fairness for all families. Today's Black families heterosexual, gay and lesbian face many challenges. We urge you to address the growing economic and educational gap being visited on Black communities. Oppose efforts to discriminate against gay Americans and join us in our efforts to ensure that every American regardless of race, gender identity or sexual orientation has access to adequate housing, employment and health care.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the needs of Black lesbian and gay communities please contact us. Finally, thank you for your public service and representation of the needs of all Americans.


H. Alexander Robinson
Chief Executive Officer

Not one gay or lesbian can come forward to me and explain why they are living this lifestyle. Especially, the Black ones. If same sex marriages continue to grow it will lead to lowering the age of consent to 11 years old. This will lead to incest and polygamy. Not to mention those who practice beastiality in rural (or urban) areas will want their lifestyles to be accepted as well because we are Democratic.


Anonymous said...

Get a life. So you don't approve? Well, who asked you to?

If you can't recognise the issue for what it is, equality for all before the law, then I suggest you crawl back into whatever swamp you sneaked out from and leave civilisation to the rest of us.

akindele akinyemi said...

first, you can go to hell since you signed in as anonymous.

second, its not about an issue, its about surivival. Can you stick a d*** up someone ass and give life? Duhhhhh