In the wake President Obama’s (many would say calculated) endorsement of same sex marriage (SSM), the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), the nations oldest Black civil rights group, recently announced that their board of directors came out in favor of SSM, calling it a civil rights issue. The homosexual lobby has consistently framed the issue of homosexual rights as a civil rights issue prompting many within their circles to coin the slogan “Gay is the new Black.”
Now as far as civil rights go, I am a firm believer that no American should be denied the right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. I am a firm believer that it is the government’s job to protect everyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am a firm believer that it is morally wrong to infringe upon anyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am a firm believer in concept enshrined in the 14th amendment that the laws of the nation, state or locality should apply equally to all persons. What our country did during and after slavery to Black Americans was wicked and evil. Having said that, I don’t think it’s fair to compare the Black struggle for civil rights and equality under the law with the homosexual struggle for acceptance and, ultimately, SSM. That the NAACP equated the two is, in my opinion, just as calculated a move as was President Obama’s endorsement two weeks earlier.