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05/27/2011

Sen. Diaz (D-Bronx) chastises Bloomberg, confirms he sees our lives as 'lifestyle choice'

by Jeremy Hooper

New York state Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D-Bronx) will now teach you about discrimination:

"There is no just comparison between America’s struggle to overcome the evils of slavery and the promotion of the lifestyle of homosexuality. It is preposterous for Mayor Bloomberg to Diazdegrade and minimize the plight of African-Americans in this civil rights struggle by equating it with the effort to push to legalize homosexual marriage.

As all survivors of the 'Holocaust'
[Ed. note: Holocaust quotation marks are Sen. Diaz's own] will likely agree, comparing the unique evil of that genocide to other tragedies in the world devalues its lesson to the world. While the dictionary may have its official definition, it means so much more and is not allowed to be tossed about to make a point.

Black Americans should not sit back and let Mayor Bloomberg compare the long struggle of their ancestors against American slavery to the current fight for a lifestyle choice. The effort to redefine marriage to include a man and a man or a woman and a woman can never be compared to the struggle against slavery.

Before Mayor Bloomberg attempts to borrow from history for comparisons, he should take a look at the uncivil discourse that is taking place by those whose goals he has embraced.

Black leaders should not allow Mayor Bloomberg or anyone else trivialize their suffering and their history!
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Civil Rights Obstructionists [Diaz, NY Senate]

In 2009, a whopping nine African-American members of the New York Senate voted in favor of marriage equality. We need say no more.

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*The referenced Bloomberg speech: FULL VIDEO: NYC MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S MARRIAGE EQUALITY SPEECH [Towle]

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*Ruben Diaz wants to talk about uncivil discourse? Then game on: Let's look no further than his incredibly incendiary Bronx rally:

Presiding pastor says "Those who practice such things are worthy to death"

Preacher says "breaking traditional marriage" will bring 'judgement and wrath of God'

Sen. Ruben Diaz' wife, Leslie Diaz, calls gays an "abomination" and bases all opposition in her faith

NOM/Diaz rally speaker: Protect the family from Ricky Martin/the gates of hell

NOM's Brian Brown gives skewed, wholly religious speech

About that other group with a huge on-site presence, TFP

About that NOM/Diaz human chain

They were all just so -- happy

NOM-financed flyer supporting the event

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