Sunday, May 29, 2011
The gay marriage debate in New York is on the go and getting heated by the moment. In a passionate speech this past week, Bloomberg challenged the GOP to do the right thing about gay marriage.
It’s fitting that the gay rights movement began in our City, because New Yorkers have always been at the forefront of movements to expand American freedoms – and guarantee American liberties. Long before our founding fathers wisely decided to separate church from state, leading citizens of our City petitioned their colonial rulers for religious freedom. Long before Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, many New Yorkers – including the founder of this college, Peter Cooper – crusaded against slavery. Long before the nation adopted the 19th Amendment, New Yorkers helped lead the movement for women’s suffrage. And long before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New Yorkers played a pivotal role in advancing a color-blind society.
Ruben came out with this mess:
There is no just comparison between America’s struggle to overcome the evils of slavery and the promotion of the lifestyle of homosexuality. It is preposterous for Mayor Bloomberg to degrade and minimize the plight of African-Americans in this civil rights struggle by equating it with the effort to push to legalize homosexual marriage.Cute Ruben, way to take something and overrun it into the ground. Yes, our paths may be different, but the journey towards civil and equal rights are the same. It is "preposterous" of him to ignore that fact and try to fool people about this issue. Ruben's actions are creating discord and unnecessary foolishness over nothing. How dare he calls himself a preacher when all he is doing is causing a dangerous divide between minority groups.
Black leaders should not allow Mayor Bloomberg or anyone else trivialize their suffering and their history!
That's not what a man of God should be doing, Ruben.