AmTaliban Tony Perkins: AFL-CIO schism is caused by the homos
Four major unions, The Teamsters, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Unite Here, walked out of the AFL-CIO’s convention in Chicago. It is anticipated the four disaffected unions, consisting of a total 5 million members, made the move in anticipation of leaving the union federation completely. The move follows years of AFL-CIO involvement in issues that closely tied union members, normally seen as socially conservative, to very liberal causes such as gay marriage and abortion.
Last year, the AFL-CIO came out against the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Just this last March the union passed a resolution titled “Support for the Full Inclusion & Equal Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People in the Workplace,” which advocated for full marriage rights for homosexuals. Former Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa once said, “I have many faults but being wrong isn’t one of them.” Until the AFL-CIO realizes its mistakes and turns away from a liberal agenda and back to issues that actually affect workers, they can expect to stagnate and to alienate many Americans.
This is complete bullsh*t and ‘Radical’ Russ calls it out — with information on the union’s stance on gay rights that even Tony could understand — if he wasn’t so blinded by bigotry and the need to manipulate the flock of sheeple.
Oh, yes, of course! How in the hell could union members support their leaders in a push for equality and support of all workers, even the ones who might screw differently at home? No wonder the SEIU, UFCW, Teamsters, and Unite Here broke away!
Uh, well, except for this:
“This contention affirms SEIU’s commitment to equal rights for all our members regardless of sexual orientation.
SEIU will make it a collective bargaining and legislative goal to ensure that all members enjoy equal rights and benefits.
SEIU will support the right of same sex couples to access the full and equal rights responsibilities and commitments of civil marriage and oppose laws in constitutional amendments that deny that right.
SEIU will resist any attempt by anti-worker forces to use this issue in elections this year or beyond to divide working people in order to elect candidates with proven track records of favoring corporate special interests at the expense of working families.”
The Teamsters Human Rights Commission is proud of the strength that is drawn from the diversity within the union’s ranks.
Further, we recognize the need to educate, and to learn that different physical and cultural qualities such as “race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities, or national origin” make individuals unique and deserving of respect.
The Commission will actively work to involve all members, crossing the barriers of division; increasing opportunities for participation; fighting the discrimination that weakens, and uniting our great union. The Commission will build a network of communication, creating a powerful voice to advocate dignity and justice on the job, in the community, member-to-member, neighbor-to-neighbor, throughout our nations and around the world. The Commission will use its energies to strengthen our great union, preserving its foundation for future generations of Teamsters.
Check out Russ’s pad for more; I’m going to check out my pocket version of the homo agenda to plan out the rest of the week.