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09/07/2011

NC Minister: Gays 'disrespecting the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement'; Actual foot solider: 'No, you aren't'

by Jeremy Hooper

When it comes to Civil Rights Movement's "foot soldiers," one need look no further than Congressman John Lewis:

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SOURCE: Academy of Achievement's John Lewis section

When it comes to the LGBT civil rights movement's "foot soldiers," one need look no further than Congressman John Lewis:

John Lewis: "Gay Marriage Not a Threat to Heterosexuals" [Rod 2.0]
Rep. John Lewis: “You Cannot Separate The Issue Of Civil Rights” [Box Turtle Bulletin]

Just a friendly reminder to North Carolina's Rev. Johnny Hunter and his allies at the National Organization For Marriage:

"Blacks know what real discrimination is all about," said Hunter, referring to slavery and Jim Crow-era laws that preventing blacks from voting. "They're disrespecting … the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement."
Business, religion cited in NC gay marriage events [AP via Chron.com]
NC Black Ministers to Dems: "You are Disrespecting the Foot Soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement." [NOM]

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