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01/18/2010

Video: 'We must fight discrimination' says supporter of marriage discrimination

by Jeremy Hooper

Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.:

"Let us broaden our coalition, building a confederation not of liberals or conservatives, not of red states or blue states, but of all Americans who are hurting today, and searching for a better tomorrow. The urgency of the hour demands that we make common cause with all of America's workers -- white, black, brown -- all of whom are being hammered by this recession, all of whom are yearning for that spring to come. It demands that we reach out to those who've been left out in the cold even when the economy is good, even when we're not in recession -- the youth in the inner cities, the youth here in Washington, D.C., people in rural communities who haven't seen prosperity reach them for a very long time. It demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come. That means we fight discrimination against gays and lesbians, and we make common cause to reform our immigration system."
President Obama on Dr. King's Legacy [WhiteHouse.gov]

He does know that he's in a key position to decrease discrimination overnight, right?

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Your thoughts

I imagine so. I've been disappointed with Obama for months now, and I'm sad to say I really do think he's just all talk when it comes to LGBT equal rights. I really want to hope I'm wrong, though, obviously.

Posted by: Aya | Jan 18, 2010 12:55:13 PM

So this just annoyed me, this fierce advocate has done nothing to make discrimination less, if he has it hasn’t been much to help the majority of us... Whatever, so I decided to go to the link and post a comment, but no comments, I guess that makes sense given the crazies out there (and to be honest I probably would have left a crazy message just now ). However I did just notice the White House comment phone number. I am sure they get thousands of calls a day, but why don’t we all get together and call once a day and ask a simple question, like "When will Mr. Obama become a fierce advocate for the LGBT community?" or "Has Mr. Obama decided to support full civil rights for all the tax paying citizens of America?" It would be simple and quick and something we can all do fairly easily. The only problem I can see is that it is not a toll free number, it’s 202-456-1111.

Posted by: Randy | Jan 18, 2010 1:13:42 PM

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