Sharpton goes in.

“It amazes me,” he said, “when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being [relegated] into poverty, yet they were organizing and mobilizing to stop consenting adults from choosing their life partners.”



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • rakia


  • Grump

    Damn, is right….

  • kaya

    agreed :(

  • Steve

    Yessss Al :-)

  • ladyfresshh

    oh wow…

  • america the beautiful

  • geo

    this why i will always hold a certain amount of reverence for the reverend. he may be self-serving at times but every so often he hits the nail on the head.

  • geo

    i for got to include my fav quote from the article : “This is an issue of human rights,” he said. “And I think it is dangerous to give states the right to deal with human rights questions. That’s how we ended up with slavery and segregation going forward a long time…”

  • Wow…. I agree 100%.

  • Aisha


  • Go, Al.

  • Steve

    This next quote was EVEN MORE my favorite

    “I am tired,” he went on, “of seeing ministers who will preach homophobia by day, and then after they’re preaching, when the lights are off they go cruising for trade…We know you’re not preaching the Bible, because if you were preaching the Bible we would have heard from you. We would have heard from you when people were starving in California–when they deregulated the economy and crashed Wall Street you had nothing to say. When [accused Ponzi scammer] Madoff made off with the money, you had nothing to say. When Bush took us to war chasing weapons of mass destruction that weren’t there you had nothing to say.

    The fact that Al used “cruising for trade” in a sentence…that’s an “inside the family” term…which shows that he actually has been engaging with people on these issues…

    Needless to say, I lived…