Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond Speaks Out Against Religious Exemptions In ENDA

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Seems to me that mr. Julian Bond is a wise man….. with awareness and knowledge on and of the topic, of especially equality!

    Being part of a community that has been subjected to discrimination based on something the members of that community had no power over to influence (ie the skin color) people have been subjected to discrimination in housing, on the workfloor, marriage, access to facilities, and social structures!

    Were black people were (and even in 2013 in some locations) discriminated because they were having another skin-color then white, in 2013 it are the homosexual people who are discriminated, based on also something they can not be held responsible for…… their sexuality!
    Homosexual people are discriminated against on the workfloor, marriage, access to facilities, housing, and social structures………

    Everyone with some knowledge of what discrimination based on something one can not help or do anything about or for, should be ashamed of the fact that skin-color, sexuality, gender and race is reason to exclude a person, or a group of people!
    If people are not treated as human beings but as separate groups were one group is worth more then others based on either of these qualifications, that means exclusion and separation, it means apartheid!
    And we all know that apartheid is the most despicable activity ever!

    As to religion….. all I can and will say about the special position that religions and their representatives demand to be granted is….. shame on you!
    And you are as despicable as those who support apartheid!
    People who claim to be christian and at the same time exclude human beings from the grace of christian religion are, in my opinion at least, unworthy to be considered a christian!
    The bible tells us that jesus allowed everyone to be close to him, he welcomed wholeheartedly all people with him, and around him, he shared with all people (no exception) his thoughts, his ideas and his principles, and that was why he was tortured, murdered and crucified!
    Jesus was a man who accepted everyone, who embraced everyone, who loved everyone, without disqualifying anyone….. while in 2013 those who claim to be speaking in his name are actually claiming to be more special then others, claim to have more rights then others…….
    To those so-called christians I would want to say: Go to your own hell, and let those who in the eyes of Jesus are equal to him be also equal while they are on earth!

    Just my opinion!

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