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Approaching civil rights march will include LGBT movement

Approaching civil rights march will include LGBT movement

Julie Zauzmer and Michelle Boorstein write in The Washington Post that some black clergy are not comfortable with the LGBT movement being part of the 50-year commemoration of the March on Washington, planned for this weekend. The article focuses on some of the conversations, and includes this from Episcopalian Gary Hall:

Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, the seat of the majority-white Episcopal Church, has been one of the best-known local faith leaders to call marriage equality “the great civil rights issue” of this era. He has also called the Cathedral “late” to the concerns of African Americans and on Tuesday sought to link the communities.

“Those of us who believe with Dr. King that ‘you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be’ must stand together against all oppression. Either we believe that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God or we do not. I believe it,” he told the Post.

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Bill Ghrist

"some black clergy are not comfortable with the LGBT movement being part of the 50-year commemoration of the March on Washington"

Perhaps these are the children of the black clergy who were not comfortable with Bayard Rustin being the organizer of the March on Washington?

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