That group of black right-wing pastors here in Michigan are highly upset over the possibility that sexual orientation could be added to the state’s anti-discrimination laws and they held a press conference at the capitol to throw a fit over it. My friend Todd Heywood was there and has a report.
Pastors and Christian leaders gathered on the steps of the state capitol Wednesday morning to demand the state legislature refuse to amend Michigan’s civil rights act to include the LGBT community.
“The homosexual movement is an anti-freedom movement,” declared Stacy Swimp, a right wing advocate and minister in Flint and Jackson…
Pastor Tim Berlin of Warren told the crowd, inclusion of the LGBT community in the civil rights act was “a dangerous slippery slope to an unknown destination.”
Bridgeport minister R.B. Ouellette said the group did not seek “to deny anyone their rights,” adding, “Our rights are being threatened.”
Yeah, that’s the same argument made by racists in 1964 in opposition to all anti-discrimination laws.
Swimp said if the amendment is passed, Christians will disobey the law.
“We must be ready to go to jail if we resist,” he told those gathered.
At least Swimp won’t feel out of place there, since he spent time in prison for a conviction on charges of assault with intent to murder.