Thursday, January 27, 2011

Black ministers: Dr. King supported civil rights, not gay rights

King's legacy and civil rights cause misrepresented by gays, says IFI
Chicago, IL — A group of Chicago-area ministers and political leaders will hold a press conference on Monday -- the national Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday -- denouncing any connection between civil rights and gay rights.

"The recent passage of the 'civil unions' bill has been trumpeted by some lawmakers as an achievement to civil rights. It is not," the anti-gay Illinois Family Institute (IFI) said in a press release.

IFI and the Catholic Conference of Illinois lobbied hard to block the passage of the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (SB 1716) in Illinois, which passed on Dec. 1, 2010.

The event organized by IFI is being held Monday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside, a western suburb of Chicago.

"For years, homosexual activists have exploited an absurd and offensive analogy between homosexuality and race in order to advance their moral and political agenda," the group said in a press release. "Homosexualists use the heroic battle to end racial discrimination as a Trojan Horse to eradicate moral judgments about homosexual conduct. All civilized persons -- particularly African-Americans -- should be outraged." READ MORE...

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