Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Birds of a Feather

*Again, another old post I never got around to posting. My apologies.

I find the fact that Republicans don't want to be associated with the KKK, just too ironic. "Oh, we're not like them. They condone and perpetuate hate and intolerance." Oh yeah. You're nothing alike. That's why I found it bemusing when the KKK recently formed an alliance with the Religious Right, all in the name of making sure that Proposition 2 doesn't pass, here in Texas.

I find it hypocritical that these same people like to present themselves as life-affirming well-wishers, while at the same time using scripture as their scapegoat anytime they do/say something that can be interpreted as intolerance. Example: "Oh we don't hate them {"The gays"}, we're praying for them." It'd be so refreshing if they'd just be honest with the rest of us and admit they're a bunch of bigots. Some of us can see the forest for the trees.

Proposition 2 Supporters Distance Themselves from Anti-gay KKK Rally

Houston Chronicle — Twelve members of the Ku Klux Klan clamored against gay marriage at a pre-election rally Saturday, struggling to regain relevance in a society that recoils from its racist past. "We're asking Texans to support Proposition 2 because God supports it, not because the KKK supports it," said Steven Edwards, calling himself the Texas Grand Dragon of the American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Both opponents and backers of Proposition 2, the constitutional amendment on Tuesday's ballot banning same-sex marriage, have expressed dismay at the Klan's entry into the debate.

But UT student Marti Bier, speaking at a nearby anti-proposition rally held by No Nonsense in November, took advantage of its presence. "It's not about marriage. It's about hatred, it's about prejudice, it's about bigotry and it's about discrimination," she said. "If it were about marriage, the KKK wouldn't be here."

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