Op/Ed: Our Presidents Decision to Support Gay Rights to Marriage by Dwayne Xavier Bull
(BEVERLY HILLS - May 10, 2012) - It was disappointing that Ralph Martino an African American Pastor of a black church will allow himself to be televised nationally addressing the issue of gay marriage in an effort to go against our President and limit his votes. This Pastor needs to be reminded that African Americans have not had a true place in America for centuries, so we should be the first to understand the rights of people and what it is like to fight for freedom.
Some African Americans need to be aware that politics are about votes and that gay freedom is a sensitive issue, such as many others in the past and present. Politicians use these issues to gain votes. Truly, this issue came to the major media forefront, and is an important issue now that our President addressed and supports the issue - which should be a good thing because it shows the true compassion of a wonderful person. This has nothing to do with religious issues or the character of our President's morals.
We have a wonderful President that is supporting the laws we have stood, marched, and proclaimed for many years: Freedom! Now, it seems like a double standard because it has nothing to do with racism, but gays. This is a time to support our great President. Society has televised that African Americans will not vote for our President. We need to look at the real issues at hand. First, look at all the President Obama has and does stand for.
The President feels it should be the decision of the individual, according to freedom laws in America. Society needs to adjust to the 20th century. This issue goes far beyond same sex marriage couples; it has do with health issues, wills, and final medical decisions. It's a decided union of two adults. It’s a known fact same sex couples have lived their lives together for many years; then when a crisis such as death happens, the couples partner had no rights under the law.
Food for thought.. If you stand against these type of issues, then these negative decisions will aid in the negative decisions of other human/mankind issues. We must never forget where we came from.
What do you think?
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Sometimes I realize that's it's an exercise in futility when it comes to certain policies and laws. For ex: President allowing for Gay marriages, because despite what is said by the religious community & others, this country & its leadership will continue to do what they want anyway, despite justified arguments of those that may oppose it. The problem that I have about the whole issue of gay rights, is that the struggles and battles that gays have fought for, have on many occasions been compared to the racism and death & torture that Black people have had to endure, since we've been forcefully bought over to America in chains as slaves. The pain & suffering that we as Black people have had to endure is unique on all levels. There's not one group of people,race, color, or ethnicity, that had to endure what we have, so the Gay & Lesbian community are not justified in comparing your struggles to Black peoples' struggles. That's my issue
Dear Fard Dim Muhammad., I just wanted to say I truly understand how you feel about this issue and I am in no way comparing the level of struggle of African Americans. But what I am comparing is the struggle shared by Jews, Mexicans, Gays to get laws passed that are equally fare in justice. Until we are able to see others pain as well we will never have a true understanding of justice for all. Freedom is exactly what it is freedom. There are many genocides that are taking place in different African regions right now of our own people. Not to mention we were sent here by our own natives for material things. But that is an issue by it self.. What I am saying is that education is an important key to understanding.
I loved the article Dwayne and I am so proud of you for standing up and speaking out for what you believe, i believe as well that it has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with people rights and the choices they make. If you can pay taxes, fight for your country, you should have the right to marry and co-exist with whomever you choose. American gay people are not second class citizens they are citizens period and a part of the human race and have lots to offer to society. So get over!!!!!! American Gay Society come out of the closet and stand up for yourself and what you believe. I people would stop doing GOD'S job and live in LOVE the world would be a better place. GOD IS LOVE!!!!! .For those same sex people that have no place to worship, visit Agape Int'l Spiritual Center,5700 Buckingham Parkway,Culver City,CA. Rev. Michael Benard Beckwith-Spiritual Director. or join on-line. www.agapelive.com. lIVE IN BLISS!!!!!