’The black prophetic tradition has been emptied out. Its leaders have either been murdered or incarcerated. … A lot of political prisoners who represent the black prophetic tradition [are] in jail. They have been in there for decades. Or we have leaders who have completely sold out. They have been co-opted. And these are the three major developments. With sold-out leaders you get a pacified followership or people who are scared.’
For me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
President Obama, one year ago today
On our blog: read some reactions from our authors when the President affirmed his support for same-sex marriage on May 9, 2012.
A landmark day! A joy to tweet/His evolution is complete/Go forth & wed, all “I do’s” equal/Don’t-ask-don’t-tell gets gutsy sequel
Elinor Lipman on President Obama’s announcement May 9th in support of gay marriage