Saturday, December 6, 2008

Quote for the Day: When Powerful People Dehumanize the Less Powerful

Bishop John Selders of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, Conn. commented,

As an African-American, I've heard this before. A few frustrated members of a minority group respond in anger to a new indignity and the oppressor calls them anarchists. Satan, sometimes called the Father of Lies, is at work when powerful people seek to dehumanize those who are less powerful.

From "Demand the Truth," Human Rights Campaign's response to NY Times ad demonizing those who protest against proposition 8 in California and defending churches that strip rights from gay citizens (