The African American church was at the forefront of this struggle and helping to lead the fight for full equality not just for black people but for all people. Yet tragically today, you homophobic African American ministers who are the direct beneficiaries of the sacrifices made in behalf of this struggle are now desecrating your church and dishonoring your Faith & your people, by invoking that very same God your forebears invoked to free you, to keep your gay brothers and sisters from becoming fully free. You are calling upon your God of Liberation to become the God of Segregation when it comes to your fellow citizens who happen to be gay.
I ask what the hell is wrong with you for make no mistake you've got a problem; you've got a serious problem, not the least of which is you have forgotten who & what you are and your own history and in so doing have come to practice that very evil your forebears fought against. You homophobic African American ministers love to invoke the sainted memory of the late, great, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yet in speaking out against the right of gays to marry and arguing that homosexuality is a sin, you seem to have conveniently forgotten about a very key passage of Dr. King's April 16, 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" where he wrote:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
"But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before." wrote Dr. King. "If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust."