Saturday, December 13, 2003

Black leaders see no parallel between homosexual, civil rights - (BP)
(Baptist Press News, Dec 12, 2003, By Michael Foust )

"NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--If all blacks share the view of Maryland pastor Thann Young, then the movement to legalize same-sex "marriage" will be a tough sell.

The African Methodist Episcopal minister sees no comparison between the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s and the so-called homosexual rights movement of today. In fact, he is quite offended by such parallels.

"As an African-American I really believe that this is probably one the greatest insults you can offer to the African-American struggle," he told Baptist Press. "... It tends to minimize or even cheapen the struggle that African-Americans have experienced in this country by comparing it in this manner." ..."

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