When it is pointed out, whether by myself or others, that the methods of interpreting the Bible used by today's conservatives are the same ones that have been used in the past to justify slavery and discrimination, I am sometimes told that I am exaggerating the situation and the dangers. They sometimes insist that the things that happened in the past simply couldn't happen today – at least, not in the United States.
I am not convinced.
I do not have the power to single-handedly change history. But I will be a public voice saying “No!” when I see these sorts of things transpiring, when I see signs of history repeating itself. And thanks to today's technology, each voice can be heard not only in its own location, but around the world.
Do not be among those who stand quietly by. Let your voice be heard.