Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Civil rights group threatens to fire local leader for gay marriage endorsement

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Activism » LGBT Civil Rights and Activism Group Donate to DU
 
Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 01:05 PM
Original message
Civil rights group threatens to fire local leader for gay marriage endorsement
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sclc11-2009jul1...

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has targeted the Rev. Eric P. Lee, president of the Los Angeles chapter, for his outspoken advocacy.

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
July 11, 2009

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a civil rights group partly founded by Martin Luther King Jr., has threatened to fire the president of its Los Angeles chapter because he supports same-sex marriage.

The Rev. Eric P. Lee, president of the local SCLC chapter for two years, became an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage during the recent campaign against Proposition 8, an amendment to the state Constitution that banned such unions.


The SCLC national board notified Lee on May 27 that he would have to attend a hearing at its Atlanta headquarters on June 4 to explain his stance on same-sex marriage. If he did not show up, they said, they would suspend and fire him
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am sending a letter to Rev. Lee to let him know I appreciate his stand on equality. Contact information here:

http://sclclosangeles.org/revlee.htm

I encourage every to also let him know you appreciate his efforts, I think it is a vital thing to do for people like this.

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 01:17 PM
Response to Original message
1. I hope he is not left swingning in the wind
as I fear he will
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Unfortunately, you are probably right - nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 09:43 PM
Response to Original message
3. Wow.
It's amazing how many people don't get that whole "interlocking oppressions" idea. You'd think leaders in a well-respected national Civil Rights organization would. :(

Good for Rev. Lee for making a stand. :thumbsup: I'll try to remember to write.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-12-09 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. It does seem like it should be a no brainer
I would really like to send my thoughts to The Southern Christian Leadership Conference but... honestly, I can't think of a way to do it without a lot of anger coming out or being wicked snarky or some such that would do more harm then good.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-12-09 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. I don't think it would do more harm than good even if you did get angry/snarky
I *really* think it would do good if they got *lots*, basically saying the same thing. I'm off to put in my two cents.

http://www.sclcnational.org/net/write.aspx?s=2607.0.12....
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-12-09 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. You know... you are correct
The worst that could happen is they completely disregard it and being ignored has to be better then being silent. You are correct.

Thanks for the link!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 01:38 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. Letter sent.
I hope they read it and consider our opinion on this.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. I haven't received any response from my email to them.
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. Me either
of course... mine was not very nice :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Oct 20th 2014, 05:48 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Activism » LGBT Civil Rights and Activism Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC