Keith Boykin to speak at Millions More March
The unhinged Minister Farrakhan finally relented and has asked the President of the National Black Justice Committee, Keith Boykin, to speak at the Millions More March in D.C., in acknowlegment of the existence the black gay community.
The NJBC had rightfully been a huge critic of Farrakhan for his homophobic statements, as well as those of members of the organizing committee, specifically the homo-bigot preacher Willie Wilson. The organization had planned a counter-rally to protest the lack of inclusion in the planning of the anniversary March.
Last month Farrakhan held a conference call with leaders of the groups – the first such meeting he has had with LGBT African Americans – in a bid to resolve differences over the weekend event to mark the tenth anniversary of the Million Man March. During the conference call Farrakhan said that he would consider allowing a gay Black leader to speak.
Last week the NBJC submitted a list of 10 names to Farrakhan of prominent black lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders. (story) Ironically Boykin’s name was not on the list. Wednesday members of the NBJC board met face to face with the controversial Nation of Islam leader and the invitation was offered to Boykin.
I personally have no use for Farrakhan, he’s incredibly divisive, anti-Semitic and prone to tin-foil hattery. But he had to be called out on this one, seeing as he touted the inclusive nature of his march, then backpedaled when it came to representing this segment of the community. If he’s serious about the spread of HIV/AIDS in the black community, he needs to talk about the whole reality of the problem of acknowledging and supporting the LGBT population, the DL, and the demonization that is coming from the pulpit that is exacerbating the problem.
You’ll recall my posts on this idiot Willie Wilson, who’s responsible for saying, among other things in a sermon:
“I ain’t homophobic because everybody here got something wrong with him. But … women falling down on another woman, strapping yourself up with something, it ain’t real. That thing ain’t got no feeling in it. It ain’t natural. Anytime somebody got to slap some grease on your behind and stick something in you, it’s something wrong with that. Your butt ain’t made for that.”