Sunday, May 1, 2016

Protesters Vs. North Carolina Anti-Trans Hate Bill: "You Will Not Pit Black People and Gay People and Poor People Against Each Other"

In the excellent photo report posted this week by the LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund about its April 25 rally and sit-in against North Carolina's hate bill targeting trans people, working people, and people of color, two tweets stand out for me. Both feature Reverend William Barber, one of the founders and leaders of North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement. One tweet's above, the other follows.

U.S. Catholic bishops, is this what you mean by religious freedom?

If so, why are none of you — not one, not a single face, not a single voice — part of these important contemporary protests against racism, attacks on workers' rights, and attacks on the LGBTQ community?

Or do you really mean something altogether different when you go on and on about "religious freedom"?

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