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Monday, January 23, 2006

The Real Offense

The National Black Justice Coalition has both balls and moral
authority -- demonstrated brilliantly by this ad they will be
sponsoring in black newspapers in Baltimore and Washington and in Roll
Call, the Congressional newspaper.

<bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger>Offense
Before God?</bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></color></fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>

<color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>Before 1967, laws would not allow
Clarence Thomas, a black man, to marry his wife Virginia, a white
woman. Opponents of interracial marriage cited the Bible to justify
this discrimination.</color>

<color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>In 2006, laws do not allow two men
or two women to marry each other. Opponents of same-sex marriage cite
the Bible to justify this discrimination. </color>

<bold><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger>Using
Religion To Justify Discrimination Is The Real Offense Before God.</bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></color><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger><bigger>

</bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bigger></bold><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>In
1967, the Supreme Court ruled in
</color><italic><color><param>4E4E,3F3F,3737</param>Loving v.
Virginia</color></italic><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param> that
laws against interracial marriage were unconstitutional.</color>

<color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>We wonder: <bold>If Clarence
Thomas had been on the Court in 1967, how would he have voted?</bold></color><bold>

</bold><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>We wonder: <bold>If Samuel
Alito had been on the Court in 1967, how would he have voted?</bold></color><bold>

</bold><color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>Today, America is faced
with the challenge of how to treat a group of its citizens fairly.
We've been down this road before. We can't allow powerful people to
use religion to justify their bigotry. It wasn't right for African
Americans, and it's not right for gays and lesbians.</color>

<color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>In America, the framers of our
Constitution created a separation of church and state for a good
reason: to protect minorities.</color>

<color><param>6666,3333,0000</param>Don't turn back the clock. Let's
protect our Constitution.</color></fontfamily>

Hat tip to Pam's House Blend.

http://www.pamspaulding.com/weblog/2006/01/brilliant-alito-ad-released-by-nbjc.html

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